Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Ages

Updated 09 November 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Ages

  • Crystal Ages is an online boutique in Riyadh that sells all things vintage and antique

Many of us are collectors, in one way or another, and for someone like me — who enjoys stockpiling books, jewelry and vintage typewriters (among other things) — discovering @crystalages on Instagram was like finding Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders.
Crystal Ages is an online boutique in Riyadh that sells all things vintage and antique. The shop tracks down jewelry, watches, signed items, books, vinyl records and high-end branded items that are decades old, and much more besides, then cleans and restores them, if needed, before putting them up for sale to customers throughout the Kingdom.
The boutique also sells original paintings, cameras, home decorations and vintage electrical devices, such as record players. It’s collections also include historical items from Saudi Arabia, such as notes and coins of the country’s former currencies, and magazines and newspapers from the eras of King Khalid and King Faisal.
When I contacted the shop to buy a typewriter, I found the staff to be very professional, prompt and polite. My purchase was delivered on time and in terrific condition. It was a gift for a friend for her birthday and when she received it she was absolutely speechless, so I am very grateful for Crystal Ages, who bring much joy to collectors and lovers of vintage goods and antiquities.


Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas. (SPA)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

  • The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

RIYADH: A trade delegation from Mexico called on the Saudi business community to strengthen trade partnerships with their counterparts in Mexico and participate in promising opportunities and investment projects in various areas, especially in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
“A delegation from the National Bank for Services and Public Works (BANOBRAS), the most important development bank in Mexico, visited Saudi Arabia to promote investment opportunities that will bring the countries closer together,” Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda told Arab News on Friday.
Miranda accompanied Alejandro Blasco, head of investor relations at BANOBRAS, and Luis Ampudia, deputy head of investor relations, during the meeting at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
The Saudi delegation was made up of CSC Secretary-General Saud Al-Meshari; Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development Khalid S. Alkhudairy; and head of stakeholder management of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Saad A. Alkroud.
During the meetings, the Mexican delegation shared the opportunities available in Mexico for identifying possible public-private partnerships and financing social infrastructure projects, and they discussed the potential of investment opportunities in Mexico as part of the PIF’s international diversified pool, said the envoy.
The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas, taking into account that Mexico’s GDP is $1.1 trillion, has a population of 129 million inhabitants, an inflation rate of 4 percent and very low unemployment of just 4 percent.
“I am sure both countries will continue to work together in order to have more Mexicans in Saudi Arabia and more Saudis in Mexico,” said Ambassador Miranda.