A fine piece of jewelry is undoubtedly a piece of art. It is not our capital aim to trade in the jewelry we create. Rather it is our fundamental principle that our creations be appreciated and displayed with pride. This is the only true reward we strive for.
For seven decades, Hagopian Jewels have been one of the leading innovative forces in the Middle East to masterfully craft unique, awe-inspiring designs for fine fashion and high jewelry admirers.
The story begins with the master craftsman himself, Mr. Hagopian.
At the age of 16, Melkon Hagopian began swiftly putting into practice the art of fine jewelry making in Beirut just six years after the end of WWII, as an apprentice learning from talented local Armenian artisan-jewelers who came from Istanbul.
Ruthlessly creative, a mere idea implementation can spark from something as random as placing on paper a tiny piece of rough pearl or gemstone and let his pencil improvise freely, listening to only his own inner inspirations.
“I still have creative ideas to last until I turn 150”. This wholly explains why you may still catch him today sitting at his workbench with precision magnifying glasses on his nose tip, probably mounting another timeless masterpiece.
The leading dynamic duo and sons of Melkon, Razmig & Garin, are true to their heritage and cultural identity — presently at the forefront of the iconic family-owned business.
Since 1996, Razmig Hagopian and his younger brother, Garin, have worked alongside their father. It’s no secret that both inherited their work ethics almost genetically by learning from their father, a naturally-selected mentor for them.
Razmig holds a strong technical flair when it comes to sourcing and selecting materials, notably for trawling fancy gems or gorgeous South Sea pearls needed for creating beauty. To strengthen his knowledge in the field, a few years of studying ambitiously in Paris allowed him to obtain his certification as a “Professional Gemologist” at the Academie de Paris and a “Master Jeweler” degree from the “Haute Ecole de Joaillerie”. Razmig knows exactly which gemstone works best for which design, a skill he has developed expeditiously.
Garin on the other side is the creative-minded business guru. A graduate of business school, he’s also acquired sharp creative drawing skills in Florence, Italy. He keeps an eagle eye on every project, being the person in charge of design by overlooking the entire creative process in all phases of production as well as upholding the brand’s reputable and outstanding customer service.
Additionally, both brothers hold diamond grading and certification diplomas at Europe’s leading HRD Antwerp Institute, having an edge on fabricating extra shiny products. Work has always been done in-house under the family’s meticulous creative supervision and hands-on quality assurance — asserted on their sacred commitment to have all manufacturing processing done under one roof.
As the brothers continue shaping and polishing the brand’s future, one thing will always remain engraved in mind: Carry On Tradition.
Blanco center, Bourj Hamoud
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