(MENAFN - Arab News) Lebanese jeweler george hakim celebrated the opening of its new boutique in geneva located at the grand hotel kempinski recently.
the event was marked by an exhibition of key pieces from the latest collection amid a soundtrack provided by the moet & chandon. later in the evening the ribbon was cut and george hakim was officially instated as a new sparkling jewel in geneva's crown.
founded in 1875 the brand represents four generations of the hakim family who have brought it on a glittering journey into the 21st century.
the name george hakim has become synonymous with high-end design and exquisite craftsmanship with its qualitative unique gems sourced from all over the world and elegantly finished in the hands of expert craftsmen and artisans.
from a boutique in the gold souks of the ottoman empire a then-major trading center in the middle east to region-wide shows and an internationally recognized presence and clientele the heritage jeweler now finds a natural home in the city of geneva.
with its soaring mountaintops and stunning natural beauty lebanon became known during the 1950's and 1960's as the switzerland of the middle east and so it only seems appropriate that beirut and geneva two cities strongly identified by their style and sophistication are once again linked via the designs of george hakim.