Mariah Carey nod has Dubai jeweler aiming for the stars

High Street Jewelry, which caught international superstar Mariah Carey’s eye during the singer’s recent performance in the UAE. (Arab News)
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Updated 08 January 2020

Mariah Carey nod has Dubai jeweler aiming for the stars

  • Reine Saba, who is originally Lebanese, launched her website in 2016, offering a wide collection of jewelry from designers around the world

DUBAI: A jewelry brand offering fashionable pieces that are eco-friendly and affordable is likely to top anybody’s list of favorite labels.

But when the brand gets the thumbs-up from Hollywood royalty, it adds another layer of appeal to what is already a glittering package.




Saba launched her website in 2016. (Supplied)

Dubai-based entrepreneur Reine Saba is the designer behind the jewelry line High Street Jewelry (HSJ), which caught international superstar Mariah Carey’s eye during the singer’s recent performance in the UAE.

“We use silver in our contemporary jewelry because it is non-degradable and does not cause any allergy when it is plated with gold,” Saba told Arab News. “This makes our jewelry sustainable, and it does not harm the environment or the person.”




Saba hopes to see her designs worn by regional artists such as Emirati singer Ahlam, and the Lebanese stars Elissa and Nancy Ajram. (Supplied)

Saba, who is originally Lebanese, launched her website in 2016, offering a wide collection of jewelry from designers around the world. But eventually her long-time passion for jewelry triggered the birth of her own label. 

“What inspired me was traveling. I love traveling, and whenever I travel, I look for expertise in another country, either in jewelry or in chocolate,” she said. 




Saba uses zirconium, a metal that is biocompatible and nontoxic, allowing her to produce pieces that look like real diamonds. (Supplied)

Last year, the designer launched HSJ and added the label to her website. 

Saba uses zirconium, a metal that is biocompatible and nontoxic, allowing her to produce pieces that look like real diamonds. “You can have the look of diamonds in a contemporary way, but at affordable prices,” she said. 




Saba's  jewelry ranges in price from $27 to $820. (Supplied)

Her jewelry ranges in price from $27 to $820. “Every woman, no matter what the occasion, can find something at High Street Jewelry,” she said.

Beside international celebrities, Saba hopes to see her designs worn by regional artists such as Emirati singer Ahlam, and the Lebanese stars Elissa and Nancy Ajram. 

“I also love Beyonce and Katy Perry, so I would love to see my designs on them as well,” she added. 


George and Amal Clooney to donate $100,000 to Lebanese charities

Updated 07 August 2020

George and Amal Clooney to donate $100,000 to Lebanese charities

DUBAI: American actor George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese-British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, are donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion in Beirut.

The blast, which broke though the capital city on Aug. 4, has killed at least 137 people and injured thousands.

According to Variety, the couple said: “We’re both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they’ve faced in the last few days.”

“Three charitable organizations we’ve found are providing essential relief on the ground: the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak. We will be donating to these three $100,000 and hope that others will help in any way they can,” they added.

Other celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, DJ Khaled, and singer Dua Lipa, have been taking to social media to show their support for victims, and online influencers around the world have been urging their followers to make donations toward rescue and recovery work.