Friday, September 21, 2012

Can't Live Without My "Maryam"


Salam dear friends :) Today's post is long overdue and is featuring my favorite keepsake: my silver "Maryam" necklace. As you know, I've started to incorporate more and more accessories and style posts, and I couldn't exclude one of my most worn jewelry items and personal faves. I've worn my "Maryam" in many different posts and have always gotten a ton of compliments, as well as questions, so today, I'm giving you all the info and even including a makeup look inspired by the piece.


Read more for details!



"Maryam"
  • PURCHASE: wow-imports.com
  • PRICE: $29.95
  • INCLUDES: 925 Sterling Silver box chain necklace (other options available)
  • FINISH: Polished (available in matte and diamond cut)
  • LANGUAGE: Arabic

ABOUT: Wow-imports specializes in Silver and Gold personalized name necklaces in many languages and scripts, including, but not limited to Hebrew, Russian, Armenian, Greek, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and even Tibetan. The Latin alphabet necklaces (used in English, Spanish, French, etc.) are available in over 10 different fonts -- both classic and modern -- to cater to every taste and style. Wow Imports offers children's necklaces, personalized religious jewelry, Monogram necklaces and even Egyptian Cartouche pendants. With Wow Imports, you can personalize and customize any piece of jewelry: rings, bracelets, anklets, earrings and even cufflinks!

Here's a peek:


THE MASTER: Eli Ron is a 40 year veteran jeweler and silversmith, who comes from generations of jewelers, many of whom were commissioned by royalty. In fact, Eli's father, a local silversmith from Tunisia, is the likely founder of the name necklace which he first handcrafted in the 1950's in Jerusalem. Many of the present makers of name jewelry apprenticed with Eli and a lot of the traditional name necklaces and name ring designs on the market today are his creations. It's more likely than not that you have seen someone wearing Eli's work!



The "Maryam" Story: My Silver Arabic "Maryam" necklace is very near and dear to my heart. I first started wearing it about 2 years ago, after I saw a version of it in a photograph taken in Tunisia. Since I wasn't in Tunisia at the time, I searched the net for authentic, quality Arabic name plate necklaces and stumbled upon Wow-Imports.com. I immediately placed an order and got my necklace about 3 weeks later. Since then, I've received countless praise and a ton of compliments on my necklace, and the positive energy from this handmade piece kept me warm and at peace. In a sense, this necklace has been my talisman and protector.
Although I've had a "Maryam" necklace for a while, the one you see in these photos isn't my original piece. Sadly, I lost the name plate I ordered two years ago (ironically, it was a few days before I planned to feature it on my blog) and the one you see here is a replacement piece. Thankfully, the lovely people at Wow Imports were kind enough to send me a brand new "Maryam" necklace in exchange for this review -- and I couldn't be happier! Thanks Wow Imports!
My new "Maryam" is perfect, shiny and just like the the original, though slightly larger, which I prefer. The necklace continues to receive tons of praise, especially from my five-year-old sister Hanifa, who was deeply saddened when I lost the original piece. I wear my "Maryam" on a daily basis, complementing all my clothing styles and choices. I love to pair it with a fancy dress, as well as with a simple t-shirt and jeans. This necklace is always a conversation starter and I'm eager to get a few more pieces. Perhaps a Hebrew name ring or some personalized Russian name earrings :))
The calligraphic quality of the Arabic writing is so beautiful and timeless; I couldn't help but create a makeup look inspired by it. For the eye makeup, I chose a simple, double winged graphic liner and silver glitter and emphasized the look with two dots, as expressed in the Arabic writing of the name "Maryam".
EYES:
I Can't Live Without My "Maryam"!!!


Visit Wow-Imports.com for Silver & Gold name jewelry and much more!


Special Thanks to Ron :))


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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*Photo Credits: Le Var (merci!)


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76 comments:

  1. Wow this is beautiful! I been looking for something where I can incorporate my name without it just being flat out English alphabet letters I'm super happy I came across this!!
    *goes off to buy a name plate in Arabic*

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    1. thanks Diana! I'm totally with you, living in an English-speaking country, I wouldn't want to have one in English... I don't want Eeeeeveryone knowing my name hehe -- only some :))

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  2. That is such a pretty makeup look! And cute necklace. :)

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  3. WOW.. MashaAllah! It is really cute :) and suites you really well. and loving your lips color it is muhahhha

    loves and hugs
    www.mahrukhhayyat.blogspot.com

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  4. Very beautiful necklace and I also like the makeup you created!

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  5. Why are you so gorgeous? :p Love the necklace too :)

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  6. love this! you are a true cosmo girl ... aaaawww your lips!!!

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  7. Love the double winged liner!!! And the glitter, just wonderful. What a great idea for a necklace, there are so many non-roman alphabets out there to get inspiration from, you chose a really pretty one ^^ xx

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  8. You are so pretty my gosh & that look is gorgeous! So glad I saw this post, my friend has been wanting a necklace like that for a few years now.

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  9. This necklace is gorgeous and so are you, love the makeup Maryam!!!

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  10. I love the necklase!!! ahh i really want an arabic name necklase in gold! your eye makeup is lovely btw :) xxx

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    1. I want one in gold too!!! well, we know where to get one hehe :)) thanks love!!

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  11. well HELLO GORGEOUS!!! love the eyes!!!

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  12. Your make-up look is sooo pretty, oh my god, wooow!! <3 *w* You are so talented!

    I have a name necklace as well! I like it but I don't wear it that often. I rather want a necklace with the name of my boyfriend (:
    My name necklace isn't in Arabic, just normal. But yours look great! <3

    ♥♥♥

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    1. thanks hon :)) if I had one with the name of my bf, I'd get it in English, cuz his name is French (Le Var) and his nickname is American (Lee)... OMG, I just realized, Lee could also be Korean -- maybe I should get his name in Korean letters!! yaaaay, I just got a great idea!!! lol

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  13. Your makeup!!!! Woww!!!! I love it!!
    And what a gorgeous necklace!! I have a similar necklace with my name on it, made in Morocco, but I don't know where I put it! I'm going to search for it. Seeing you wearing this necklace, makes me want mine back too!
    A few times earlier you mentioned on your blog that you are Russian, but your name and your sister's name are Arabic. And you don't look Russian either! Are you Russian or a mix? :) Sorry for my curiosity!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway, btw! :)

    Have a lovely weekend!!

    X

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    1. hehe, you go find that necklace girl!!! no problem, I appreciate the curiosity -- it's my most frequently asked question. I'm a Eurasian mix from Russia and my father's side of the family is Muslim from Central Asia (Rep. of Bashkortostan). In my FAQ section, I have links to a blog post about my ethnicity with gorgeous pics of the people, culture, etc. Check it out if you're interested!! oxoxoxoxo

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    2. To be honest, I searched a little on the blog to see if I could find the answer on my question (oh the curiosity..)
      I will definitely look at the post now I know where to find it!! Thanks for the explanation here and on Twitter!! :) xxxxxxxx

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  14. wow that necklace is so cool hun, looking beautiful as always hun, im loving the double winged eyes and the silver sparkle :-) xox

    Missy x

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  15. I love it! I have a name necklace but I don't wear it often. I've always wanted an arabic name necklace but f or some reason never got round to buying one xx

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  16. You look so pretty (as usual). I remember when I wanted a name necklace when I was younger but my mom didn't want me to have one. She thought I would get kidnapped because someone would know my name because of it and I would think I know them and they would snatch me up! Crazy mothers! RoRos World

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    1. makes perfect sense!! I actually wouldn't get one in English living in NY... ppl are crazy here lol

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  17. Ur eye make up is wayyyy too gorgeous!! X


    -True

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  18. Really loe name necklaces ..need to get my hands on a gold one ..

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  19. You look gorgeous! Your necklace is super cute :)

    Rosie xo

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  20. OMMMMG! I love this look so much darling! The eye look is so fantastic and it looks AMAZING on you~! I have to try this look out for myself ;)

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  21. Maryam~ I love this silver glitzy look!! And I love that necklace too :D
    btw I awarded you with "the versatile blog award." <3 And posted some of your photos on it to promote your blog!

    http://glam-mania.blogspot.kr/2012/09/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

    xoxo
    Sooji

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  22. Oh! Hot! Hot! Hot! Stunning look!

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  23. you look fabulous!! love your flawless makeup, girl! and... I envy your eyebrows!!! Soo perfect!! ^_^
    xx, Indira from cherietmoi

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  24. I simply love your makeup!!!
    its gorgeous!!!

    xx
    http://headsandnails.blogspot.com.br/

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  25. Maryam! That's an arabic name, totally read it in arabic haha I'm arabic. I'd love to follow THIS blog <3

    Arwasblogpage.blogspot.com <3

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  26. I absolutely love it, so simple yet gorgeous and goes so well with everything!

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  27. Very pretty and I love your make-up too

    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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  28. I love your blog. I nominated you for a blog award on my blog:)

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  30. me encanta el maquillaje y viendo tu blog, tienes buena mano para ello.


    Besos guspisima

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  31. I just love coming to your blog. Your talent & creativity just wows me every single time. You always look so put together & flawless. Love love love your blog!! xo Carly

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  32. That's a beautiful piece of jewelry with an equally beautiful story behind it. So cool!

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  33. Gorgeous piece! Love the silver liner ... It is so pretty!

    xoxo
    Madiha

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  34. As always, so pretty

    www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.com
    BLEURGH

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  35. Absolutely lovely! I have a ver personal connection to the arabic culture and language so I'm definately going to have to snag one of these beauties.
    LOVE the glitter-- you are the master of all liner I PROMISE!
    xx
    -Imani Love

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    1. OH Yes, me too :)) I'm obsessed with Arabic music, it's the only beat that makes me wanna shake it... and I mean really shake it lol

      Thanks doll-face :)))

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  36. Those are a really lovely idea! Gorgeous job on the makeup look, I really love the eyeliner and lip colour!

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  37. I looooove the necklace. I've actually been looking for a name necklace for a long time and Wow-imports seems the perfect place to look.

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  38. you are sooo beautiful!!! love the eye make-up, it's really gorgeous and unique, you did such an amazing job :) lovely necklace too. xo

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  39. you look absolutely stunning, btw love the lipstick you're wearing. ^_^

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  40. wow! j'adore cette couleur argentée! tu es toute mignone :)

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  41. wow,you are stunning as always babe:) Love this necklace written in Arabic writings, you created a perfect look with it:) I always wanted to have a customised necklace as well. This one is unique:)

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  42. I love the necklace&i love ur makeup honey, flawless as always ..!

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  43. Thanks so much for all your comments everyone!!! <3

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  44. Beautiful necklace, definitely checking that site out! I loove that silver glittery liner too! <3

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  45. Wow Maryam! You look incredibly sensational, stunning,saucy and ravishing in the simple,silvery and exquisite necklace adorning your pretty neck. You are the Amazing Alluring Astonishing Asian Aphrodite - the goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture.You are indeed Maryam the Magnificent !
    Warm Regards Ardent Adonis :)

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  46. maryam i m speechless... I have never seen u as beautiful as you are looking in this post...your hair,makeup,cloths n maryam necklace everything is just to die for... Seriously i m thinking of a necklace plate with sahar in arabic font...its lovely

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  47. Oh Gosh, this is sooo beautiful na, v eye catching and moreover your eye popping eyeliner with silver glitter <3

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  49. Love the liner! I would probably change the shape a little, but I love the glossy black and the glitter! So pretty!

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  51. Zahras Jewelry has exclusive name jewelry
    http://jewelry.zahras.com

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  52. I need a similar pure yellow gold necklace, please email me the details and price on mdfanaa85@gmail.com

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  53. MA SHA ALLAH!....nice name and make up.....my name is also Mariam but i also respect my name...call me conservative but i really don't mind it....i won't like to wear a necklace of my name if i wanna show my cleavage....because for me it would like making a fun of this name because Mariam was the mother of our prophet Isa, who was virgin at the time of Isa(AS)'s birth and such a pious lady that ALLAH mentioned the chapter of her name in Qur'an.

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  54. OMG thats such a nice necklace i came across this and i would just like to ask where do u come from ? i hope u dont mind me asking as im new to this blog

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