Did you know that the Arabic alphabet has different rules from the Latin alphabet we use in English? When you use it to write a name on a Bracelet, then it is like writing code. The signs are stylized in such a way they can be beautifully outlined or engraved.
The outcome of an Arabic name engraved in a piece of jewellery is beautiful. The stylized characters resemble ancient times. To engage you with this interesting form of writing, we will go through some interesting facts about an Arabic name bracelet.
Beware the Script because you read it Backwards
We are all used to read letters from left to write. However, when it comes to Arabic, you should read it from right to left. This simple change affects everything, even names.
When there is a bracelet with an Arabic name on it, you should read it from right to left. That should be considered when adding it to the chain, so that it is not backwards.
It is the Grand Grandchild of the Alphabet used by the Egyptian
Arabic has its roots on Egyptian hieroglyphs. This was one of the first writing systems ever used by humankind. It was a combination of what we call now an alphabet and logographs. From the Egyptian system derived many other systems. Among them, the proto-sinaitic script, consisting in the alphabet from which the modern Arabic comes.
But it was not a straight jump. Arabic’s ancestors include Aramaic, Syrian, and Nabatean. This last language is the actual father of modern Arabic, and it was used in Petra, Egypt, Jordan, and the Sinai two thousand years ago.
By using Arabic to write your name on a bracelet, you are using an ancient language that can be traced back to the Egyptians when the pharaohs ruled on earth.
Vowels may not be Written in Arabic
Arabic has a special approach to vowels. There are long and short vowels, and despite the long ones are written as we do, the short vowels are not. This means that the reader should identify the missing vowel in order to read the inscription correctly.
This rule applies for names too. You should be versed in Arabic language to read or write a name properly. A misinterpretation could change the whole meaning of each word.
When you choose to write your Arabic name on jewellery, be aware of the correct spelling, so that there is no confusion when reading it.
Arabic is a Handwritten Language where the Form and Position is Important
This fact is again a matter of spelling. The Arabic letters are cursive with subtle shape variations. The position also plays an important role. There are four positions, and the links between the words are meaningful to the interpretation.
Writing a word in Arabic is about the connection between letters. They are not seen as isolated elements, as we do with our alphabet. When you chose a special design on an Arabic name bracelet, check that the forms and positions are correct.
If you miss a position or misspell a sign, most likely your bracelet will not mean what you intend to. Check the design before it is actually printed so that you are sure it is perfect. Then, print your Arabic name.
How to measure your wrist and find the best size of Neatie bracelet/anklet:
There are two choices for your to get your right size.
(1) Please Wrap the tape measure around the wrist/ankle on which you plan to wear your Neatie bracelet/anklet. Make a note of the number at the point where the tape meets the 0. To ensure the bracelet fits comfortably, add 1.5 cm. You can then add or subtract centimeters according to whether you prefer a loose, exact or tight fit.
(2) Alternatively, please download and print the Neatie Wrist Sizer (click). Before printing, make sure the "page scaling" option is set to "None" in the dialog box of your printer options. The Neatie Wrist Sizer must be printed on full-size standard letter paper. Follow the instructions and make a note of your wrist size.
Neatie recommends that you can use both two methods to make the final result more accurate. Please be aware that wanting a snug or loose fit really is a thing varied between each individual. If you are buying a delicate bracelet with a thin chain, we suggest doing a snug fit. Most other bracelets should have a comfort fit except when buying large or thick cuffs or bangles. It's best to buy large bracelets with a loose fit so you don’t feel like you are suffocating your wrist.
ENJOY fast&free shipping services from our UK, US, Australia based offices. Neatie offers free shipping for orders to most of the worldwide countries including UK, US, Australia, Cananda, China, France, Germany, Italy, and all the main EU countries. We are aiming to deliver 90% of our orders to yourdoors within 1 ~ 2 weeks after your payment. This time frame covers the whole handmaking period which is a compliated and time-consuming process of modelling, cutting, engraving and plating etc, and a shipping period. (Please pay attention that every order will be handcrafted by Neatie as artwork and no any machine will be used.) Order delivery are often delayed in busy season like Christmas, but most of them will be reaching you within two weeks. Furthermore a faster delivery service is also available based on a £15 or $20 extra charge.This usually cuts the whole delivery process to within one week as you will be allowed jumped in the queue as premium service. But no exact timeline can be guaranteed by Neatie.
How to make custom order (Personalised Jewellery)
Simply visit custom order page here: http://www.neatie.com/DIY-Jewellery
Please select the options on the above page and finish the payment online. That's compulsory before we can start any handmaking process. Please be aware that once we start the handmaking process, refund requests will not be accepted due to the custom made attribute. Therefore, please make sure that you are satisfied with your own design before submitting them to Neatie.com.