Khalil’s love for Jewelry comes from his father, who started his diamond business in 1964 during Lebanon’s golden days. Growing up in such an environment gave him an appreciation for the fine arts and the beauty of jewelry. He would sometimes spend his afternoons in his dad’s workshop watching the various masters at work and riddling them with questions as they set stones or polished gold. This keen interest in the beautiful, as well as a natural skill for drawing, led him to pursue this passion by attending the prestigious Sayde Bronfmann center for jewelry design in Montreal from 1992 to 1995.
There, he learned to transform little lumps of metal into objects of beauty and infused into them all his creative talent. This gave him a newfound understanding of shapes and textures, allowing him to develop his own style that can still be found today in his creations.
This gave him the conviction he needed to join the family business, and he decided to complement his education with a degree in gemology, so that his knowledge of gems completed what he had learned in design.
In 1996, at the age of 21, he graduated as a fellow of the Canadian gemological association, the youngest in his class that year, and in general.
He then began his apprenticeship with a famed US jeweler and rotated in various positions to get a thorough understanding of the retail business and manufacturing process.
Afterwards, he returned to Lebanon to work alongside his father, Assaad Khoury, where he still is today.
Since then, Khalil has exhibited in various local events such as “les nuits du Musée national” where he was chosen as “young local talent of the year” (2002 and 2004).
Khalil’s particular style is a mix of various inspirations, and his bespoke creations attract jewelry lovers from all over the world to work with him to make objects to be cherished and passed on from generation to generation.