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.


Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan awarded the doctorate to Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

Middlesex University Dubai recently conferred an honorary doctorate on businessman and philanthropist Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director. The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan was the chief guest of the graduation event. 

While addressing the graduates and dignitaries, Sheikh Nahyan stressed the importance of education, which he said defines the character of an individual. Sheikh Nahyan further said that investing in education is like investing in the future, which also shapes the values of citizens. He urged students to continuously learn as it is a never-ending process. 

Sheikh Nahyan congratulated Ali on receiving the honorary doctorate, saying: “Yusuff Ali played an important role in strengthening the relationship between India and the UAE and for setting benchmarks in entrepreneurial leadership.”

He praised Ali’s “commitment to fellow human beings” and described him as a person with an “impressive record of achievements.”

More than 300 students were also awarded graduation degrees by Sheikh Nahyan. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Hamad Abdulla Al-Shamsi, chairman of Amanat Holding, and other dignitaries.