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Leena Alsulaiman Talaya
Talaya By Leena Alsulaiman

Leena Alsulaiman, Talaya

Where From: 
Saudi Arabia
Where Based: 
Dubai

Saudi Arabian- American Hybrid Leena Alsulaiman is the designer behind the fine jewelry line “Talaya”. Leena studied design at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States, and draws inspiration for her jewelry collections from all that is timeless and memory evoking. Her vision is to create timeless jewelry pieces that help cherish life’s special moments and memories, all while integrating them into women’s daily life. Relying heavily on vintage heirloom designs and Arabic calligraphy, the first collection is very personal and is a reflection of her mixed heritage. Leena’s jewelry is all meticulously handmade in Dubai where she resides. Only conflict free stones are used in the pieces. While the name Talaya is actually a combination of the two names of her daughters, it is by definition a Greek word that means to Bloom. And since some of Leena’s favorite childhood memories were during her family summers in Greece, what better name for her jewelry line!