Saudi brand Nadine Jewellery shines on Oscars red carpet

Kristin Cavallari wearing the ‘Eternal Love’ set at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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Updated 27 February 2020

Saudi brand Nadine Jewellery shines on Oscars red carpet

High-end jewelry brand Nadine Jewellery, designed by Saudi designer Nadine Attar, is fast becoming a favorite of Hollywood stars on the red carpet.

Most recently, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari was spotted wearing a piece from the brand’s “Eternal Love” collection at the 92nd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 10. Her look was designed by celebrity stylist Dani Michelle. 

The “Eternal Love” set is also featured on Robb Report Arabia’s cover for the February issue. The design of the set resembles a wreath, containing certified cushion diamonds, centered around round and marquise diamonds, creating a magnificent piece of 54.7 carats. 

The set is a personal favorite of the Saudi designer, who said she was delighted to see the piece on Cavallari.

“The fine jewelry market had a void when it came to designs rooted in a traditional aesthetic crafted at international luxury standards; I aspired to fill that void with my brand,” said Attar.

Nadine Jewellery has also been spotted on other celebrities, including Zendaya at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards in the Lily collection, Marisa Tomei at the Independent Spirit Awards in the Rouh collection, Pia Mia at the Grammy Awards in the Neda collection, and Alessandra Ambrosio at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. The brand has also been seen in high-fashion publications, such as Vogue, Elle, Instyle, and Hollywood Reporter.

Attar, a third-generation luxury business entrepreneur, left a long career in banking to become a gemologist, a certified diamond graduate, a certified gemstone grader, and an accredited jewelry professional.

She is mostly inspired by colors of nature and diversity of character. She believes jewelry should be a personal statement.

Attar’s passion is inherited from her father who has been in the luxury field for more than 40 years.

The high-end jewelry brand offers pieces for women, men, and children with designs inspired by nature, spirituality, and culture, hand crafted in Italy.


Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Updated 26 May 2020

Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has partnered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to distribute 3,000 food baskets among underprivileged families, which are registered with the ministry’s Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency. The initiative comes in line with the spirit of Ramadan, a month of giving, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This year, orphans who are covered under Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program will help in preparing and distributing the baskets to inculcate a sense of giving among them.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Wahaibi, undersecretary at the Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency, hailed Bupa Arabia’s move to involve orphans in preparing and distributing baskets under the supervision of the agency, saying: “This is a caring gesture from Bupa Arabia, and it promotes a sense of belonging among orphans while cultivating the principles of giving, communication and closeness between them and society.”

He added that the initiative supports what the company has been offering orphans for years. More than 2,600 orphans, living in more than 47 homes across the Kingdom, benefit from Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program. The program includes divorced orphans and widows who live with their children in social care homes.

Loay Hisham Nazer, chairman of Bupa Arabia, said: “The orphans will be joining hands to assemble and distribute baskets to the families in an attempt to get a sense of the pride of giving during the holy month. We’ve also extended this to our employees, who collectively prepared 411 food baskets. We hope that we make a real and positive impact through this initiative.”

Bupa Arabia was the first company to offer free health insurance for residents of “Dar Al-Rafeef” in 2011. Three years later, in 2014, the program expanded to cover all orphans residing in shelters supervised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

“We believe that in order to play a proactive role in society, we need to provide more than just health insurance; we should aim to become the health care partner for every orphan in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we would like them to know that we are always by their side,” Nazer said, adding that the orphans receive special treatment and the same services that are given to some VIP clients.

The free health insurance program offers a range of quality services, including a designated hotline to receive calls and provide immediate assistance. Bupa Arabia also developed an integrated program that enables doctors to visit beneficiaries periodically for checkups, and regularly organizes health education workshops to raise awareness. The program is approved by the Cooperative Health Insurance Council and covers all treatments, including plastic surgery, dermatology, and even cases that are not covered by regular health insurance.