Van Cleef & Arpels unveils new Alhambra pieces

Updated 27 November 2016
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Van Cleef & Arpels unveils new Alhambra pieces

Van Cleef & Arpels has introduced new Alhambra pieces in the Saudi market.
Since its creation in 1968, the Alhambra collection has lent itself to joyful variations, in a range of gold colors and materials. As early as 1973, the Alhambra long necklace was adorned with malachite, a hard stone of beauty traversed by light and dark colored striations. Its nuances of green suggest the vitality of nature and the constant renewal of flora.
Today, Van Cleef & Arpels honors this beguiling stone with five new Alhambra pieces. To match the long necklace and bracelet unveiled as a preview for the opening of the Milan boutique, the set now features a necklace, pendant and earrings.
Bringing together yellow gold and diamonds (D, E or F for color and IF to VVS2 for clarity), these creations are claimed to instantly captivate the eyes with their plays of color and light.
Selected using the most stringent criterions, the malachite used by Van Cleef & Arpels mainly comes from Australia: It is remarkable for the consistency and regularity of its colored stripes. The stones are then carefully matched to ensure a perfect harmony on each piece.
Giving pride of place to materials that the Maison holds dear, these new Vintage and Magic Alhambra creations come together in harmony.
The first Alhambra long necklace was born in 1968, combining yellow gold with the pure lines of the Alhambra motif. A symbol of harmony edged with golden pearls, it was an immediate success, establishing itself as a token of luck and emblem of Van Cleef & Arpels.
In keeping with the Maison’s tradition of excellence, the Alhambra collection reflects all its high jewelry savoir-faire. The diverse skills of lapidaries, jewelers, stone setters and polishers all come together to create an iconic jewel that will withstand the test of time.


ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The agreement was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI, on Wednesday at the ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah.
Updated 19 May 2019
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ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Bosna Bank International (BBI) signed a memorandum of understanding on May 16 in Jeddah. The MoU is related to a new initiative — the Global Platform for Private Sector — where the two institutions and community of like-minded financial entities can collaborate on business opportunities, exchanging market intelligence and laying a foundation for actual financial transactions within the member countries and across borders.
The signing ceremony took place in ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah and the document was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI.
Sejiny said: “ICD takes the lead in launching such a platform network to demonstrate productive applications of fintech in modern global business affairs, to help reduce financial transaction costs for its member banks, leasing companies and micro-finance institutions and to upgrade the advisory services that ICD offers to its partners across the Islamic developmental network.”
Bukvic added: “We welcome the initiative and we’re happy to be among the first entities to sign the MoU with ICD. Such a platform would open opportunities for Bosnia and Herzegovina, BBI bank and other partners once implemented, and will most certainly facilitate investment across borders. This will extend our efforts already expressed by organizing international events in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as the Sarajevo Business Forum and the Sarajevo Halal Fair.”

 

Bosna Bank International (BBI) d.d. Sarajevo is the first bank, both in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Southeast Europe, to operate in accordance with Islamic finance principles. BBI offers several types of financial services to retail and corporate clients through its business based on ethical principles and partnership. Shariah compliance is ensured by the BBI Shariah board with members of this board being prestigious local and international experts.
The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide. One major goal of this online platform is the sharing of investment, advisory, sukuk, financing and other deals in an environment of common Islamic values.
ICD is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group. It was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to the governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.
ICD has an authorized capital of $4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of ICD are the IsDB, 54 Islamic countries and five public financial institutions.

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The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide.