In 1966, Joseph Kallas stepped into the world of jewelry through the challenging experience of managing a 100 employee jewelry factory. He started sensing the extraordinary art of creating the precious ornaments that enrich a woman’s identity and a man’s status. After six years of staying behind the scenes, he moved on to launch his own business. A trip to Italy every now and then opened his eyes to the majesty of Italian designs, which he started importing to manufacture in Lebanon. lt was the start up of an exciting commercial journey where he even carried his jewels in a suitcase and traveled to the heart of the jewelry business in the Gulf countries. As a wholesaler, he gained all the best contacts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. In 1979 Kallas opened the first shop in Antelias and in 2003 expanded to establish an important jewelry factory in Borj Hammoud, the gold hub of the Middle East. The passion for jewelry was nurtured throughout the years. Kallas is today a philosophy and culture that all family members revere through their individual specialization.