Born in Uzbekistan, Adelya has lived in Dubai for the last 22 years. She launched her eponymous label in 2013 after studying Interior and Spacial Design at London’s Chelsea College of Art and gaining her gemstone diploma from the International Gemological Institute (IGI).
Bounded black diamond and rose gold ring, Dhs 3,000; Bounded black diamond, sapphire and tsavorite ring, Dhs 5,900; Bounded black diamond and coloured sapphire ring, Dhs 5,900, all Adelya Jewellery
Today her pieces are stocked internationally, from Dubai’s Sauce Rocks to leading boutiques in Russia, Kazakhstan and Sweden. Adelya Jewellery has rapidly become a firm favourite for personal purchases or as gifts with individuality, as many of the pieces can be worn together to reflect the wearer’s own special message.
Felix gold and diamond rings, all Dhs 1,340, Adelya Jewellery
The Felix line, for example, draws on the ancient belief in numerical relationships for its designs. The eye-catching rings in 18-karat gold and diamonds are perfect for stacking together in different combinations of personalised numbers to bring good luck. Meanwhile the Love Letters collection features rings in diamonds and 18-karat white or rose gold that can spell out a number of special messages.
White gold and diamond "A" Love Letters ring, Dhs 2,610; yellow gold and diamond "B" Love Letters ring, Dhs 3,250; white gold and diamond "C" Love Letters ring, Dhs 2,520, all Adelya Jewellery
Unique design also lies at the heart of the Adelya brand, with the Bounded collection fusing together bracelets and rings in a single piece of jewellery. These statement designs bind the hand in one, set throughout with variations of semi-precious and precious stones alongside Tahitian pearls.
Bounded Palm Bangle with black diamonds and Tahitian pearls in black gold, Dhs 20,500, Adelya Jewellery
Adelya’s overriding design philosophy clearly lies in creating jewels that carry symbolism and meaning for the wearer. To this end she also re-imagines vintage pieces into new styles, such as creating clients’ inherited antique brooches into rings.
Each piece is as standout as it is wearable, and the brand is already looking towards its next 2017 collections. Watch this space…