George Hakim, great grandfather, a renowned jeweller, establishes his jewelry business in the famous gold souks of the Ottoman empire.
He visits Rome where he offers the Vatican a silver
replica of the church of Mardin handcrafted in his workshop
with the utmost care and attention to detail.
George Hakim opens a boutique in the gold souks
of Aleppo, and soon after, hands down the business to his
son Elias, along with the secrets of high quality jewelry
manufacturing; His presence in Aleppo, a major trading
center in the middle east, widens the business horizon of
Elias Hakim and leads to business relationships with major
jewelers in the Levant, to whom he used to cater his
Elias moves with his family to Beirut, where he
establishes his jewelry business in the heart of the famous
George Hakim, founder’s grandson, becomes the third generation to join the
business; young and ambitious, George turned to Europe in 1953 in search of new sources of
quality and unique gemstones. A few years later his search took him to the four corners of the globe: China, India and Africa among others. Adventurous and tenacious, he acquired some
of the best gemstones. His trips were a source of inspiration for creating his jewelry
masterpieces. He grew the business regionally and internationally despite the strong
adverse conditions during the Lebanese civil war.
The fourth generation of Hakim descendants begins
joining the business. Having all pursued college education
followed by degrees from the Gemological Institute of America,
Elias, Karim, Nabil and Alain bring to the business innovation,
modernity and new technical knowhow.
The openning of George Hakim workshop in Beirut, with over 70 highly experienced workers equipped with the latest innovations in manufacturing machines and tools.
The "Alain Philippe" Swiss made brand watch
collection is created by "George Hakim Jewellers". Precious
timepieces with high precision Swiss mechanisms, beautifully
crafted design with extreme attention to detail, the timepieces
have become a household name in the watch industry.
George Hakim Jewelers” inaugurates its retail
business operations and opens a new boutique in Ashrafieh
district in Beirut. A real jewel box, this flamboyant and
glamorous boutique exhibits breathtaking jewels admired
by connoisseurs and collectors from all around the Middle
“George Hakim Jewelers” inaugurates its flagship
boutique in the heart of Beirut Central District; the group’s
management and manufacturing teams relocate to the
“George Hakim jewelers“ opens a boutique in a
prime location in Beirut Souks. Settles beside it an Alain
Philippe flagship store.
Opening in Geneva, Switzerland, of George Hakim jewelers new boutique at the Grand Hotel Kempinski
Blending refinement and luxury, George Hakim opens at Aishti by the Sea.