The Sharif Gems Collection

جواهرات همایونی و سلطنتی شیرزاد شریف

Above are Shirzad Sharif's jewellery and gems collection.

Insha'Allah, Allah (swt) will increase Shirzad's Rizq (plural أَرْزَاق‎ (arzāq)) daily wage, livelihood, subsistence, daily bread, nourishment, boon, blessing, property, possessions, wealth, fortune and Barakat and bring him the real gems of Allah (swt) which are the Spiritual Gems of Islam that are really the Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith & Islamic Teachings to Enlighten the Heart, Mind & Soul! Ameen Ya Rabul Alameen!

Based on the teachings of the Naqshbandi Shuyukh, Not for the stones and earth of this dunya, what shall we do with the stones and the earth? But there are real pearls, homage not for the shell, but for the Pearl within. What does 100 dunya do for us?

What we want is the jewel, chase after the jewel. Find a way to get to the jewel. The shells come out of the sea, they have no value but the pearls in them are what make them valuable.

"Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk." -Holy Quran Surah Al-Hajj (22:23)

One of the beautiful names of Allah (swt) is Ar-Razzaq or the Provider.

یا الرزاق
هو الرزاق

وَمَا مِنْ دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ رِزْقُهَا وَيَعْلَمُ مُسْتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسْتَوْدَعَهَا ۚ كُلٌّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ - سوره هود آیه 6
There is no moving creature on earth but its sustenance dependeth on Allah; He knoweth the time and place of its definite abode and its temporary deposit; All is in a clear Record.
-Surah Hud Verse 6

"Give us this day our daily bread" -The Holy Bible Matthew 6:11

Allah provides sustenance to all of humankind, whether they are believers or non-believers, and all of His creations including animals and plants.

Often, the term rizq is understood as material provisions in the form of money, food, and our jobs and so on. However, rizq can be defined as anything that brings benefits or goodness to us.

Thus, rizq encompasses wealth, family ties, love, spirituality, our faith, intellect, health and everything else that are beneficial to us and can help us fulfil our duties and obligations to serve and obey Allah, and care for this earth. Insha'Allah!

However, we need to be aware that rizq does not come easily. We need to strive and work hard to earn the rizq! The Prophets are Allah’s servants whose safety and well-being are guaranteed by Allah, and this includes their sustenance. But they did not slacken and were extremely hard working in earning their livelihood.

For not a stone is turned without the will of Allah (swt) and as such the same applies to knowledge with which only Allah (swt) can send our way. Insha'Allah!

Following in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) most if not all Muslims agree that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) wore at least one ring, and this is something that is followed by Muslims all over the world.

I look forward to putting my personal collection on display here and will be updating it as more become available with the grace of God, may we become, look & behave Heavenly both on the inside and outside ("Zahir" o "Batin") and be dressed with Heavenly jewels, gems and wisdom! Ameen Ya Rabul Alameen!

The same way Swords can be used for different purposes, such as ceremonial swords or be used to cut up empires and\or carve out new ones, they can also be used to cut many other things such as diamonds, thus gems come in different colors (pink is the best), cuts (Persian cut, Brilliant cut, Princess cut) and many other designs.

The brilliant aka round cut diamond is the most popular diamond shape available. It’s known for its timeless design and versatility. This cut fits beautifully in a solitaire or halo setting. Round cut diamonds are the perfect cut for a bride who loves retro style.

The princess aka square cut diamond is defined by its perfect 90° angles. This princess is another popular cut. It gives a little more edge to the traditional style, because of the sharp geometric contrast the facets create. This cut is perfect for the bride who loves to walk a little bit one the wild side, while still keeping it classy.

The cushion cut diamond is a square or rectangle diamond that has rounded corners making the shape look like a pillow. It’s a very trendy cut that looks beautiful haloed in diamonds or gemstones. The large facets of the cut allow for beautiful dispersion, giving off an array of colors. The cushion cut diamond is perfect for a bride who likes to switch it up between elegant and casual.

The pear aka tear drop cut diamond has a unique, feminine shape. One side is rounded, while the other side is a point, this contrast makes for a delicate and stunning choice. This cut is very trendy and makes an interesting silhouette for a custom wedding band to attach to. The pear cut is perfect for a bride who loves the finer things in life.

The oval cut is a beautiful balance between a round cut and a pear cut diamond. The shape is great for showcasing the sparkle of a round diamond within an elongated form. Paired with a halo to makes the oval shape more elevated and romantic. Oval cut diamonds make for beautiful and simple solitaire rings, perfect for the bride who thinks less is more.

We must be careful to never acquire conflict jewels but rather acquire our gems in good faith and in good and fair terms as most gems are built from the tears and preassure of poor people, that is why some are even called teardrop jewels such as the teardrop diamond, Insha'Allah we will be acquiring Jewels and Gems that were built from Tears of Joy instead of Pain and Suffering! Insha'Allah!

This is how we should trade (In precious Jewels, Gems and Stones). I am hoping to get at least 22 Diamonds and Precious Gems which will be placed as a Necklace for my sons wife, a Tiara for my wife & a Jewel studded Lion and Sun Brooch (similiar to below) for me and my Son also I hope to soon be able to make a "Meteorite" ring, this would be amazing, because the stone of this ring would have travelled a long way and time through space to reach my hands and be on my fingers, Insha'Allah! The below brooches are placed for future reference and possible designs.

Pendant of the Order of the Lion, France, 1840–1860, enameled gold with diamonds, rubies, garnets, and paste - Aga Khan Museum - Toronto, Canada

The Nishan-e Aqdas (Imperial Order or Most Sacred Order) was an Imperial Iranian Order founded in 1870 by Nassereddin Shah Qajar of Iran. There were three classes, with two different styles for Iranians (Sardar) and foreigners (Nishan). The Order was dissolved upon the collapse of the Qajar dynasty.

The Daria-i-Noor (Persian: دریای نور‎ which means “Sea of light” in Persian), also spelled Darya-ye Noor, is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world, weighing an estimated 182 carats (36 g). Its colour, pale pink, is one of the rarest to be found in diamonds. The diamond is currently in the Iranian Crown Jewels collection of the Central Bank of Iran in Tehran.

The jewel-filled globe is undoubtedly one of the most extravagant in the history of jewel creations in the world with a stunning 35 Kgs. Of gold and 51,000 jewels, which go into its production.

The construction of the globe was ordered during the reign of Nasser-ed-Din Shah (1848-96), with the main thing to ensure the security of the enormous amounts of loose jewels in the Treasury.

Nasser-ed-Din Shah, along with his great-grandfather, Fath Ali Shah (1797-1834), are credited with the greatest contributions to the re-assembly and enrichment of the Iranian crown jewels, after looting the wealth of Isfahan including the crown jewels of the Safavid dynasty In 1722, by the Afghan invader Mahmud.

The globe, together with its stand, has a height of 110 cm and a diameter of 45 cm, and like all other terrestrial globes is mounted with the axis tilted at 23.5? In the vertical, and carries a map of the earth on its surface. The globe itself is made of solid gold, but the stand and frame that holds the globe are made of wood covered with a layer of gold.

The variety of jewels used in the world are diamonds, emeralds, rubies, spinels and sapphires. The land masses on the globe are crusted with rubies and spinels, the largest ruby ​​is 75 karat and spinel 110 karat. The oceans and seas are shown with emeralds, the largest emerald is 175 karat.

One interesting feature of the globe is that the countries of Iran, the UK, France and some South Asian countries are shown in diamonds, and the largest diamond being used is about 15 carats.

The jewel-filled globe is perhaps the only one of its kind that exists today in the world, and undoubtedly the most glorious globe in existence.

God Willing