"If you had told me five years ago that a significant part of my future career would be maneuvering a scooter through rice fields and jungles wearing a backpack filled with gemstones from around the world, I would have laughed in disbelief."
Sylvia Tennant is the designer and CEO of Zaleska Jewelry. She holds degrees in Fine Arts and Education from the University of Victoria, where the beginnings of Zaleska unfolded. Her other work includes writing both travel and style articles for NICHE Magazine and DRIFT Travel, and occasionally teaching high school art in the Vancouver School District.
"The evolution of Zaleska started with my best friend, Danielle Noel (The Starchild Tarot). She and I began collaborating on necklaces and rings that featured repurposed vintage findings inspired by her esoteric aesthetic. As the brand evolved, the vision for Zaleska grew into the idea that jewelry had a greater purpose than simply adornment - it could ultimately enhance one’s state of being. Incorporating crystals into the brand came from a genuine interest in metaphysics, and I began studying the countless civilizations that used gemstones for healing and honing energetic fields."
The brand is handmade by Sylvia and her talented team of silversmiths in Vancouver, B.C. and Bali, Indonesia.