Apr 27, 2013

Handmade Pendant from Turkey

Earlier this month, I bought a beautiful pendant from Istanbul on Ebay.  It is handmade with a lapis stone in the middle and Arabic written on the stone. There are red and turquoise beads surrounding the stone in the middle.  It says, "bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm", which means, In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful. So, yesterday, I went out to find a black necklace to go with it.  All I could find is a small suede one that will have to make due until I can find what I want. Would you be comfortable wearing religious jewelry from another religion?