• 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 masterpieces…

  • Elias moves with his family to Beirut, where he establishes his jewelry business in the heart of the famous gold souks.

  • 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 East region.

  • “George Hakim Jewelers” inaugurates its flagship boutique in the heart of Beirut Central District; the group’s management and manufacturing teams relocate to the premises.

  • “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.


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