About Us

Depuis / Since 1975

Here is Our Story... from 1975 until today!

Bijouterie Futuriste was featured in many News Papers over the years, here are excerpts and links of those stories, they will give you a pretty good idea of who we are.

(you can click on the images for the Newspaper articles)

 

Paul Zoghbi Founded Bijouterie Futuriste back in 1975, in 2014 he celebrated the 40 year anniversary of Futuriste with his daughter and the famous yellow! he has been enjoying retirement since 2015, and is working overtime with his grandchildren. 

Paul Zoghbi, the owner of Bijouterie Futuriste (jewellers) in Kirkland says that, “honesty is the key to success in the jewellery business.” But he also puts a high importance on hard work, service, and respect for customers.

All this explains how he has been successful in business for 40 years, importing from all over the world, including Italian gold. Zoghbi also offers “on the spot” repairs and is able to create “any style or model” of jewelry from a photo or drawing.

 

Rami Safadi and his brother, Eddy, have been overseeing the company since February 2015

You may recognize the name of this jeweller. It has been around for over 40 years and in its current location in Kirkland for 15, but recently there’s been a change.

Bijouterie Futuriste has a new owner — two, to be exact. Rami Safadi and his brother, Eddy, have been overseeing the company since February and they say when the previous owner retired, he wanted someone to carry the torch and continue with the same business values. The store carries everything you can imagine – from watches and diamonds rings to custom jewellery.

“We can craft anything from scratch,” said Eddy. “If somebody comes in with a picture or an idea, we can do it. We can make it for them.” Rami said the store could draw the item that you imagine on the computer to craft and create the piece you envision. “It’s a unique piece that nobody else has,” he explained.

One thing that differentiates the Safadi brothers from the previous owner is they are keen on technology. “We have a website and we have customization through the web,” the Safadi’s mentioned. “We also have computers on site for the customers to look at items we may not have in stock but can order for them.”

But, not only can you buy from them, you can sell to them as well. The store will buy any jewellery or collectible that you no longer want or that you may have lying around your house. “Whether we are selling or buying, we are very fair and we are honest,” they said. “We treat everybody like family.” With Christmas just around the corner and for those who would like to get a head start on the shopping, the store is having a sale until December 13th with up to 60 percent off on their jewellery and up to 50 percent off watches.

To see for yourself, visit Bijouterie Futuriste at 3543 Boul. St. Charles in Kirkland. For more information call 514-697-7477 or find us on Facebook, Facebook/Futuriste.Bijoux or visit www.futuriste.ca

Jalal Safadi, world renowned watchmaker of over six and a half decades, recently turned 82 years “young”.  His sons, the owners of Bijouterie Futuriste, Eddy and Rami, are very proud of their father’s reputation in watchmaking and his joie de vivre. Eddy remarks that his father has always been, “A passionate and honest person with everything he touches, and working keeps him young and active.  He never misses a day of work.”  At the tender age of sixteen, Jalal started working for the Jordanian Army.  There was a special defence treaty between Jordan and the British Army in the 1950s and the British had setup an instrument shop in Jordan. Jalal seemed to have a knack for fixing tiny mechanical devices and was identified as a valuable employee for the British Shop, so for 27 years he spent his time fixing watches and telescopes, as well as computers and gauges for tanks. Jalal`s passion progressed into the opening of his own watch and jewellery shop in 1978 and as his responsibilities as a father of seven children grew, he decided to move his family to Montreal to give them more educational opportunities in 1982.

“He worked hard at two different watch repair companies in Montreal to be able to give us a better life,” Rami explained.  At his first job here, they gave him a clock that nobody else was able to fix, to test him out. He took the challenge seriously and constructed a piece for it.  As he banged away at a metal plate to fabricate a missing and broken part, other watchmakers laughed, thinking he was damaging or breaking the clock even more.  When he was done a short time later, he brought the clock to the owner of the company and the clock worked perfectly. “They were amazed by the talent that my father had, and of course he was hired on the spot,” proudly stated Rami.

In 1975, Bijouterie Futuriste was created and since 1989, Jalal has been the only trusted watchmaker to perform all watch repairs and service there.

Today, Jalal Safadi continues to come in and work every day. “He is our blessing, and our guidance in every step we take” the Safadi brothers explain. Two and half years ago, Paul Zoghbi, the previous owner of Bijouterie Futuriste retired and because of his trust and respect for Jalal, he was comfortably able to pass on his cherished shop to the Safadi bothers, Eddy and Rami.  Since 2014, the Safadi brothers have aimed at bringing a fresher and a younger look to Bijouterie Futuriste’s jewellery side while maintaining the same quality of service that was engrained into the culture of the business.  Jalal Safadi still oversees all the watch and clock services and repairs and as always, “there is not a watch or clock that he cannot repair,” remarks Eddy.

Bijouterie Futuriste prides itself on its long-standing expertise and professional service while the brothers maintain their father’s unfaltering work ethic.  Combined, the shop is able to provide clients with trusted, reliable services — a must when it comes to treasured items like high end watches and jewellery. They service all brands of watches including Rolex, Breitling and other mechanical or automatic and/or wind up watches as well as quartz watches; if they can’t fix it, most probably no one can!

 

On February 28, 2018 Mr. Safadi Made Front page news for his passion in watchmaking

Des horloges pour la vie 

LISA LASSELIN

SOCIETE. L’heure de la retraite n’a jamais sonné pour Jalal Safadi. A 82 ans, il continue de se rendre chaque jour derrière son petit comptoir pour réparer montres et horloges à la Bijouterie Futuriste de Kirkland. Une passion qui le suit depuis plus de 60 ans, et qu’il a transmise a ses enfants.

            C’est a 16 ans, en Jordanie, que M. Safadi apprends les prémisses du métiers alors qu’il travaille pour l’armée anglaise. Il y répare aussi bien des ordinateurs que des jauges de réservoirs. Quelques années plus tard, il décide de monter sa propre bijouterie, et vit a l’étage du dessus avec sa famille.

            Père de sept enfants, il initie ses fils a l’horlogerie. <J’avais 9 ans quand il m’a montré comment démonter, nettoyer les mécanismes et les remonter>, confie Rami Safadi.

            Afin de donner de meilleures chances de réussites a ses enfants, il décide de tout quitter pour s’installer a Montréal. A 48 ans, il arrive avec peu d’argent en poche. Les parents doivent donc travailler pour subvenir aux besoins de la famille.

            Tandis que Mme Safadi fait de la couture, le père reprend son travail d’horloger, fort de plus de 30 années d’expérience dans son pays.  

 

TALENTUEUX

            Son savoir-faire est très vite remarque. Lors de son premier entretien d’embauche, on lui demande de réparer une horloge que personne au sein de l’entreprise n’avait réussi a faire. Jalal Safadi parvient a fabriquer la pièce manquante et redonne vie a la pendule, sous le regard médusé des employés.

            Pendant ce temps, ses fils ouvrent ensemble cinq bijouteries au centre-ville de Montréal.

            En 1989, M. Safadi les rejoint tout en travaillant en parallèle avec Paul Zoughby dans sa bijouterie du boulevard Saint-Charles a Kirkland. A sa retraite en 2015, le propriétaire a confié sa boutique a M. Safadi, convaincu qu’il en garderait l’entité et la réputation.

            Depuis, la famille a fermé ses magasins du centre-ville pour se concentrer sur la Bijouterie Futuriste. Des cinq frères, seuls Rami et Eddy travaillent toujours dans le commerce avec leur père qui continue de passer plusieurs heures à réparer montres et horloges.

            <S’il n’arrive pas à réparer une montre, alors personne ne peut réussir>, s’accordent a dire les deux hommes d’affaires.

 

CONTRER L’ISOLEMENT

            Pour Jalal Safadi, maintenir son travail est une manière de continuer de vivre. <Je ne peux pas rester seul chez moi toute la journée. Je préfère continuer de faire ce que j’aime le plus>, souligne l’horloger.

            Malgré qu’il a perdu la vision de son œil gauche, il s’attelle toujours aussi hardiment a la tâche à l’aide d’une loupe.

            Les secrets d’une carrière d’horloger telle que celle de M. Safadi relèveraient selon lui a la fois de <précision>, mais aussi d’une <grande patience>.

 

17:10 4 mai 2020 | mise à jour le: 4 mai 2020 à 17:10

Encourager le commerce local

Plus de 16 500 commerces se sont inscrits au Panier bleu, une initiative du gouvernement québécois visant à encourager l’achat local, notamment en offrant un répertoire en ligne des différents détaillants et producteurs. Des entreprises de l’Ouest-de-l’Île inscrites espèrent que cet outil les aidera à accroître leur chiffre d’affaires.

La Bijouterie Futuriste de Kirkland devrait bientôt rouvrir ses portes. Malgré l’aide gouvernementale, le futur est incertain pour ce type de commerce selon le vice-président, Rami Safadi.

Privée de revenus depuis plusieurs semaines, la bijouterie a dû continuer de payer ses frais fixes. M. Safadi voit d’un bon œil la création du Panier bleu. «Je crois que c’est une très bonne initiative. Les gens vont vouloir aider les commerces locaux et ce site va aider à les trouver», souligne-t-il.

Malgré tout, il s’inquiète de voir l’achalandage à sa boutique du boulevard Saint-Charles souffrir puisque les bijoux sont un produit de luxe non essentiel.

L’interdiction des rassemblements, qui entraînera vraisemblablement une diminution marquée du nombre de mariages, pourrait affecter négativement les bijouteries. Environ la moitié du chiffre d’affaires de la Bijouterie Futuriste est liée à la vente de joncs de mariage et de bagues de fiançailles.

 

 

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