Designed for the British Museum Hajj 2012 Exhibition in London.
This necklace represent the Ka’aba when viewed from above during Hajj. The black onyx centre represents the Ka’aba, itself, and the gold the surrounding crowd of pilgrims. The calligraphy reads: Mikat, Mecca, Mina, Plain of Arafat, Muzdalifa, Plain of Mina, and Mecca again, the seven stopping locations for a pilgrim on Hajj.
Nowadays, gold is mined all over the world but in the old days, much of it was mined from what is now Saudi Arabia. Gold often symbolizes power, strength, wealth, warmth, happiness, love, hope, optimism, intelligence, justice, balance, perfection, and divinity.
Onyx with 24k gold on silver. Matching earrings available