My name is Maryam Hassani, and I’m the Co-founder and Principal Designer at 55FIFTY7, the successful and unique diamond studio. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego, I founded LINX interiors and began designing cutting-edge homes and offices, but I have always felt that my true calling was to design bespoke jewellery pieces.
My innate desire to create masterpieces and my love for creativity led me down the inevitable path to create a space where I can express myself through jewellery and hopefully inspire others to realise the artist within themselves by nurturing young talent and all aspiring designers.
The UAE constantly supporting us women and helping us become businesswomen by establishing our own businesses; becoming incredibly self-reliant has played a big part in my success story. I am proud to be part of a strong network of both emerging and established women whom creativity is deeply rooted in them.
In addition to being a business woman, I’m also a devoted mother of three who inspire me both personally and professionally. My children have designed pieces of jewellery at 55FIFTY7, as part of the Children’s Lounge and I see the youth as an integral part of the development of this sector of the business.