George Khalife was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 17th 1986, to Walid and Cheryl Khalife. The Khalife family had been in the jewelry business for generations. Originating in Beirut, Lebanon, and brought to Detroit, Michigan in 1976, George’s father wanted to continue the family jewelry business. He exposed both his daughter, Karina, and his son, George, to the jewelry trade from the start. Karina immediately fell in love and is now the “go-to” jeweler for engagement rings in the state. George, on the other hand, took his time learning the ins and outs of the jewelry business. His mother, Cheryl, recognizing his vast creative mind and talent for the arts, pushed him to pursue these gifts at a young age. She enrolled him at Cranbrook Kingswood School, where his passion flourished until completing his high school career.
Continuing his love of the fine arts at College for Creative Studies and working beside his father at his jewelry store, Gold Corp Inc. Gold Corp is the largest wholesale jewelry store in the state, and this set him on the path of jewelry, design and style, a path he is now soaring with flying colors.
Currently, George sits as Junior Vice President at Gold Corp Inc., has created, manufactured, and distributed his own line of fine jewelry all over the country, and works with internationally recognized celebrities and socialites. He is widely known as “George The Jeweler” to his celebrity clientele.
Working with a wide variety of famous faces, including: Christina Milian, Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, Karrueche Tran, Aaron Carter, Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Giuliana Rancic, Symon, Jeannie Mai, Jamie Chung, Teyana Taylor, Corinne Olympios, and so many more.
George finds that his clients like to work with him on a personal level. “Although I do most of my work at my store, I am often very busy filling orders and working with my clients,” says George. “I often give them my personal number. I’ve found that people like being able to call or text their jeweler, it makes the relationship more personal, which is why I consider myself a personal jeweler. You let me know what you want, shoot me a picture if possible, and I find the best way to make it happen, and have it overnighted to your doorstep. I am working and answering questions all day, and being able to do this from home or in store is a blessing.”
His latest endeavor is a collaborative collection with singer, actress and entrepreneur, Christina Milian. They two have teamed up on a golden project; a fine jewelry line made and distributed out of Khalife-owened Gold Corp Inc. Milian started wearing Khalife’s signature pieces in 2016. He then began designing for her, and the pair quickly became friends. After going back and forth for months about collaborating, the two are finally ready to make a move. “House of Fine Gold’s” fall collection titled, “ReMIXd” is set for a September 2017 release date, just in time for the holidays. ReMIXd is a line of 14k gold necklaces with words that can be mixed and matched to create an original and unique piece. This is just the beginning, as the duo plan on adding and expanding with future collaborations.