Name necklaces in two languages

Last Christmas, I won a name necklace giveaway via Nancy’s Fashion Style blog, all the way from the Netherlands. I highlighted the necklace in December 2017’s budget post. Although I have worn the necklace quite a few times in the thee-quarters-of-a-year, I realized that I hadn’t yet featured it on the blog. Time to correct that! 🙂

Silver name necklace

The necklace spells out my first name in full, Jennifer. I especially like the extra swoop on the “J.”
Librarian for Life + Style | Name necklace giveaway

Librarian for Life + Style | Silver name necklace

The silver name necklace also pairs up nicely with my other name necklace, which is in gold and has my name spelled out in Arabic, reading from right to left. (That’s the main reason I entered the giveaway, actually, to have coordinating name necklaces, in both Arabic and English as well as in silver and gold.)

I have found that when wearing these name necklaces, and because my full first name is a longer one, I pay more attention to the neckline shape of whatever I’m wearing. For example, the square neckline of my dress seen above is a perfect shape to help showcase the name necklace.

Gold name necklace

Librarian for Life + Style | Name necklaces

My Arabic name necklace, also seen here in this post, is one of the most special items in my possession and was made in the UAE, at the world-famous Gold Souk in Dubai. The gold necklace is almost as old as I am! My parents bought this necklace for me right before we came back to the U.S., back when I was a baby. (I’m an American born abroad — the technical term is “native born,” which is used to distinguish from “foreign born” or naturalized American citizens.) When I travelled back to the UAE in the late 2000s to live and work for a few years, I took my Arabic name necklace with me — and my Arab colleagues let me know that it does indeed spell out my name correctly, thank goodness! 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | Arabic name necklace

Do you have a name necklace of your own, or one featuring your initials? Please leave a comment — and/or with an accompanying photo! — and share. I’d love to see it!

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2 thoughts on “Name necklaces in two languages

  1. Phyllis

    I wanted to let you know that your father had this necklace made for you. He also had my name necklace made at the same time and the gold “bar” made as a charm for your brother. He took me out to eat together with the school superintendent and his wife and surprised me with my necklace. I was really surprised and pleased. He showed us what he had bought for both you and your brother. Those two items were kept until you both got older.
    Love, Mom

  2. Sarca

    What a cool story!
    I have a silver necklace with “Kala” on it, which is (apparently) Hawaiian for Sarah, my birth name. My aunt used to vacation frequently in Hawaii and brought this back for me. Sorry, no pics, the necklace is stored away in a memory box.


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