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.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”