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An experimental jewelry line made in Dubai and based on Arabic typography, the Shamsa Alabbar brand takes traditional Arabic calligraphy - an integral part of Arab culture and heritage - and reworks it to create something unusual and beautiful. 
Alabbar has always held an interest in typography, especially Arabic lettering, which follows a designated set of rules and directions. As a jewelry designer, she has used these guidelines as a basis, while exercising her own creativity to develop a never-before-seen collection that introduces letters as an art form, where pieces take on a range of geometric shapes.