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Pendant Necklace Versus Pendant Bracelet

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Looking for something a little different to give to your loved one on the next special day you celebrate?

Well my good friend Steve introduced me to Tony at construction time lapse specialists who was holidaying here in Italy. Tony was about to celebrate his 5th year together with his partner Maxine, and wanted to make the day extra special with the ultimate gift for her.

Tony had seen and suggested at first a pendant bracelet, and thought it an opportunity to add each year to the value of the jewlery by gifting additional pendants that provided significance and memory provoking thoughts to Maxine when she wore the bracelet and provided great stories to tell whenever people asked about the bracelet.

We spoke about the pendant idea in detail and came to the conclusion it would be the best gift to fulfil his wants and outcome of the gift to Maxine.

But what we finally concluded on, after much consideration was a pendant necklace over the pendant bracelet.

Here are some things to consider when choosing gifts and what would work best for the person ultimately wearing the piece at the end of the day:

  • How often is the person going to wear the item
  • How active is the person
  • Do they have the tendency to remove items prior to bathing, exercise and sport
  • How easy is it to clean and care for the item
  • Can the item come off easily or be lost
  • Could the item get in the way or be troublesome for the wearer

Maxine would most likely wear it daily, she does do exercise and sports where she never takes off her jewelry, she enjoys catching up with people and is very social, her job is desk based and meeting orientated. A bracelet would get in the way with computer work, she loves to water ski and a bracelet would be quite exposed if she ever came off the skies and she does enjoy cooking and a bracelet can become intrusive when using hands for mixing or kitchen appliances.

Hope this little exercise can help you decide what piece of jewelry is best suited for the person you are buying for, or for yourself.

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Culture Oriented Trip

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You would recall from our previous post, Dave from Kenya, who got in contact with us to purchase his 30 year wedding anniversary gift of a pearl bracelet for his wife.

Not long after connecting with Dave, our senior sales consultant Emma, travelled to meet up with Dave to get in contact with a gem stone miner. With a fully managed IT agenda, she completed her goal of acquiring a new dealer source of gem stones, but shared a very cultured trip indeed.

Kenya’s Tribal Drinks

In Kenya the there are various tribes that consist of different cultures. The culture include what they eat and how they perform different ceremonies such as weddings, naming of children, circumcision and how funerals.

Different communities eat food prepared culturally according to them and also have different drinks they value basing on what is mostly found within their locality.

We are going to explore some of local drinks found in Kenya and how they are prepared in this post. The drinks are valued by certain communities as it is part and parcel of their culture. Here are just a few examples of drinks found within different communities.

Mnazi (Coconut Milk)

Coconut milk is mostly found in the coastal regions of Kenya. It has various uses and benefits when taken by human beings. Thick coconut milk is used as dessert and richer sauces. When it is made thin is used for cooking curries and soups.

It is made by from the white flesh of mature coconuts. The flesh is finely grated then boiled in water and finally strained through a sieve which produces a thick coconut milk. The process is repeated to obtain thin coconut milk.

The milk is delicious and nutritious as it contains vitamins, proteins, fats, and minerals such as iron and potassium. The other benefit is that when taken it helps fight bacteria and virus in the body hence the milk is very beneficial.

If you intend to visit the coastal regions while in Kenya try the drink and you will like it.

Mursik (Fermented Milk)

This is fermented milk found among the Kalenjin community of Kenya in rift valley. It is made from either cow or goat milk and soot. It is valued nearly in all their ceremonies. It is delicious at the same time nutritious. It is more similar to yoghurt but difference comes in during preparation.

The gourd is normally lined with soot from special trees. This is because charcoal is a preservative, it improves the flavor of the milk and used as remedy for digestive problems. At this point the gourd is ready. It is culturally prepared.

The milk is then boiled and cooled. Then is poured in the gourd and stored in a cool dry place that is left for nearly one day for the milk to ferment. The milk is then shaken while still in the gourd and it is ready to be served.

It can be drunk alone or taken in accompaniment of ugali.

Fresh Cow Blood

It is a drink mostly taken by the Maasai community found in the southern part of Kenya. They drink the blood during their cultural ceremonies such as child birth, naming of the child, circumcision and wedding ceremonies.

The milk is drawn from the cow by piercing the flesh on the cow’s neck with an arrow. A tube made from bamboo is put at the place to collect the blood. When it is enough some herbs are applied in the area to stop the blood from oozing.

The cow does not die from that as they are mainly interested in taking the blood alone. The milk can be drunk fresh or cooked and spiced up with spices. It is delicious and nutritious.

If planning to visit Kenya you may taste some of these drinks that are made culturally.

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Clients From All Around The World

Dave 30th wedding gift

Our first international client who ordered online from us was Dave, who just happened to live in Kenya.

Dave said that not a great deal of jewelry of high quality was available in Kenya, and travelling to Italy was out of the option.

After seeing a show online about Italian jewelry, and with his wedding anniversary of 30 years fast approaching, Dave wanted to buy the perfect gift for his wife.

Living in Kenya was certainly different, in particular the food.

Dave emailed us about the food culture in Kenya:

Best Eating Joints in Mombasa Kenya

Mombasa is one of the cities along the Kenyan coast. It is liked by both locals and tourists from all over because of its climate. Due to high number of people who visit the town it has various restaurants which contain well equipped staff that offer good services to their customers.

The restaurants are known for best Kenyan dishes which contain local flavors that are prepared by the well-equipped staff that they have. If you intend to visit Kenya here are just but a few restaurants you can have a meal in.

The restaurants offer a diverse variety of food as they are visited by tourists from all over.

The Moorings

It is one of the most known restaurant along the Kenyan coast because of its location. It is a floating restaurant hence tourists like it because of its calmness and fresh air. The restaurant is accessible to various fresh sea food that is liked by many.

The food is prepared by expertise staff and among many other delicacies offered by the restaurant. You can enjoy activities such as dhowing which make it a good place for either lunch or dinner.

The roofing is thatched using the available marine plants that gives it the calmness desired by tourists. The moorings is an ideal place for a romantic night out with friends or family.


The restaurant is located in Nyali. Its location makes one to enjoy the beaches and the atmosphere that is very amazing. The restaurant offers various Kenyan dishes that are prepared by the richly equipped staff employed. It is designed in a way that the decorations have a warm feeling that makes it an ideal place to visit with children for a night out.

Jahazi Coffee House

It is located near Fort Jesus that is a pre-historic site. The restaurant offers Swahili dishes and at the same time you may get access to learning facilities with resources such as library and artifacts from the Swahili community.

Traditional Swahili snacks can be served with coffee. It also offer other dishes like biryani that is very delicious. You can also pre-order buffet meal that will be provided by their able staff.


It is a floating restaurant whereby a dhow (a wooden sailing boat) has been converted to a restaurant. It offers conducive climate as it provides cooling environment to its customers.

The restaurant offers various dishes ranging from African to Asian dishes hence reliable in service to people across the world. They also offer fresh sea food that well prepared by their experts. There is entertainment as dhowing is available hence you can feel relaxed while at this place.

Blue Room

It is located in the heart of Mombasa city hence accessible to everyone visiting the city. It provides African dishes that are spiced and at the same time American dishes in order to satisfy all the tourists visiting the place both local and international.

The restaurant has cold ice-cream that that excites everyone penetrating Kenyan heat in Mombasa. It is most preferred if you would like to enjoy and familiarize yourself with Mombasa city.

Safe Travels To Kenya

Dave chose the following piece pearl bracelet for his wife, and happy to say it made it safe and well to Kenya via registered post.

If you live outside of Italy, we can certainly accommodate postage to anywhere in the world.

Contact us for more details and to view our extensive range.

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