TV show to promote Dubai as top Arab ‘make-over’ destination

Updated 29 October 2016
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TV show to promote Dubai as top Arab ‘make-over’ destination

DUBAI: ‘Dubai Beauty’, a makeover show kicked off on Friday evening, hosted by famous beauty consultant Rose Arbaji on Dubai TV channel.
The program aims to bring about cosmetic changes in the general appearance of participants through a therapeutic makeover journey including the face, body, teeth, hairstyle, clothes and accessories to keep up with contemporary fashion trends in accordance with age, social and professional status of the participants. The show provides all the necessary psychological help, diet, and physical training by a group of experts and specialists in this field under the supervision of Arbaji, in order to correct the public perception of beauty.
The new show promotes Dubai as a center of medical tourism in the Gulf and Middle East region, through giving an overview of the most prominent health centers and hospitals in Dubai, in addition to the disclosure of the latest technologies in the world of cosmetics inside the most luxurious hotels and through the main tourist attractions in the UAE.
It is noteworthy that Saudi actress Elham Al-Ali expressed her desire to be the first participant in the show to give other women the courage to change and take advantage of the medical/therapeutic tourism features in Dubai.
The actress goes through a different experience full of surprises, especially as the star enjoys a style characterized by spontaneity and talent. Elham’s transparency shines all throughout as she only needs a few beauty touches.


‘Incomparable’ pink diamond could smash record at Geneva auction

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‘Incomparable’ pink diamond could smash record at Geneva auction

  • The rectangular-cut diamond has been graded ‘fancy vivid’ — the highest possible grade of color intensity
  • The classic rectangular cut is traditionally used for white stones, but is rare for pink diamonds

GENEVA: An exceptionally rare 19-carat pink diamond goes under the hammer in Geneva Tuesday, when it could fetch $50 million, setting a new record for a stone of its kind.
The Pink Legacy used to belong to the Oppenheimer family, which for decades ran the De Beers diamond mining company, but auction house Christie’s refused to say who the current owner was.
Christie’s international head of jewelry, Rahul Kadakia, described The Pink Legacy as “one of the world’s greatest diamonds.”
The rectangular-cut diamond has been graded “fancy vivid” — the highest possible grade of color intensity.
Christie’s has noted that in the salesroom, fancy vivid pink diamonds over 10 carats are “virtually unheard of” and that only four vivid pink diamonds or over 10 carats have ever been offered at auction.
One of them, the nearly 15-carat Pink Promise, was sold last November at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong for $32.5 million. That amounts to $2.176 million per carat, which remains the world auction record price per carat for any pink diamond.
Eddie LeVian, CEO of jewelers Le Vian, said that record could fall at Tuesday’s auction, which is being held at the ultra-luxurious Four Seasons des Bergues hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva.
“We’ve recently witnessed a meteoric rise in the number of the world’s ultra-high net worth individuals who view rare, natural fancy color diamonds as investments,” Le Vian said in a statement.
“I therefore believe the Pink Legacy will beat the current world auction record,” he added.
The stone was discovered in a South African mine around a century ago and was probably cut in the 1920 and has not been altered since, Christie’s said.
“Imagine a domino that you have cut the corners off of,” Jean-Marc Lunel, an international jewelry specialist at Christie’s, recently said, pointing out that the cut is a “classical so-called emerald cut,” which stands out from the typical, more rounded, multi-facetted cuts used today.
The classic rectangular cut is traditionally used for white stones, but is rare for pink diamonds.
Christie’s said the Pink Legacy is “the largest and finest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ever offered at auction by the company,” calling the stone “incomparable.”
“It is probably the most beautiful (specimen) ever presented at public auction,” Lunel said.