What We Are Buying Today: Charmaleena jewelry

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Updated 06 June 2020

What We Are Buying Today: Charmaleena jewelry

  • In 2016, Charmaleena jewelry was selected as one of the top 10 emerging female designers in Saudi Arabia

Charmaleena is a Jeddah-based fine jewelry brand founded in 2012 by Saudi sisters Leena and Hala El-Khereiji.
Charmaleena jewelry is handmade, and features silver, gold, diamonds and other gemstones. The pieces are designed to give women a sense of individuality and self-empowerment.
The brand has more than 15 collections, each containing its own unique pieces, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pens and a children’s jewelry line.
The pieces are crafted to convey emotions, as each and every piece within a collection tells a story.
“Edge of Nature,” “Swords of Love,” “My World Malachite Necklace,” and “Amen” are pieces inspired by a love of the Kingdom, its culture and its spirituality. This is symbolized in the swords and palm of the Saudi flag and the map of the Kingdom as well as the Kaaba and the green dome of Madinah.
Each collection contains diverse pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. For example, segments of the necklaces in the “Freedom” collection can be worn as a pair of earrings.
In 2016, Charmaleena jewelry was selected as one of the top 10 emerging female designers in Saudi Arabia, for the first edition of Vogue Italia Fashion Experience Jeddah. Charmaleena is located in the heart of Jeddah, in Al-Rawadah district at Elkhereiji group building. For more information visit www.charmaleena.com


Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

  • A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money
  • The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption

RIYADH: The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 105 corruption cases in the health, interior, power, and education sectors.
The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.
A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money and harming state interests.
One of the cases involves the arrest of three employees working at the Saudi Electricity Co. for receiving a bribe amounting to €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) for money laundering. Another case is the arrest of a university faculty member for asking for a bribe amounting to SR80,000 ($21,328) from a number of companies working on different projects at the university.
The authority also arrested a doctor at the Ministry of Health for violating the regulations at a quarantine facility.
A brigadier general was arrested for using his official vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points during the curfew period.