Italian jewelry house pledges profits from new ring to Beirut blast victims 

Bosses at Repossi said 100 percent of takings from its Berbere Chromatic ring. (Shutterstock)
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Updated 06 August 2020

Italian jewelry house pledges profits from new ring to Beirut blast victims 

DUBAI: An Italian jewelry house has pledged to donate all of its profits from the sale of a new ring to the victims of the Beirut blast.

Bosses at Repossi said 100 percent of takings from its Berbere Chromatic ring, which retails at around $3,438, would go toward helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion at the Lebanese port.

Writing to its 224,000 Instagram followers, the brand said: “In response to the tragic event in Beirut, Lebanon, Repossi unveils the new Berbere Chromatic ring. All profits from the sale of this ring will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross.”

Founded in 1945, the humanitarian organization has been on the frontline providing emergency medical aid to victims of the massive blast.

Meanwhile, 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.


Chrissy Teigen loses baby after pregnancy complications

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Chrissy Teigen loses baby after pregnancy complications

DUBAI:  US model and cookbook author has suffered a miscarriage, she revealed on social media on Thursday morning. The mother-of-two was pregnant with her third child with her husband, singer John Legend.

“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.” She said.

Teigen had been taken to the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles a couple of days ago after suffering heavy bleeding. Teigen, 34, later announced she had lost her baby, writing in a statement on social media: “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before.

“We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough,” she wrote on Thursday morning. 

Teigen shared the tragic news with a black-and-white picture showing her sitting in a hospital bed in tears, with her hands seemingly clasped in a prayer like situation. 

The model, who has two other children, a girl named Luna and a boy named Miles with Legend, revealed that the couple decided to call their unborn child Jack.

“We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever,” she wrote.

“To our Jack - I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you,” she added.

The couple first announced they were expecting their third child together in Legend’s music video for his song, “Wild,” released on Aug. 13. 

Teigen retweeted the video, which had a caption that teased: “Watch it now for a beautiful surprise.”. In the video’s final moments, Teigen rubs her growing belly as her husband embraced her.

The model joins a list of celebrities who have also opened up about pregnancy loss in recent years. Others include the former first lady Michelle Obama, the singers Beyoncé and Celine Dion, the actors Brooke Shields and Hugh Jackman.