We are a jewellery company with an in-house design capability, specialised workshop and a distribution network of stores throughout Malaysia.
We aspire to bring the world’s greatest brands to the country we love. We do that by creating luxurious products that are quintessentially Malaysian and by searching the globe relentlessly for uniqueness, creativity and quality – brands for every Malaysian to enjoy as much as we do.
The Story Behind HABIB
Our story began in 1958 when our late founder Datuk Haji Habib Mohamed Abdul Latif opened the first jewellery store along Penang’s famed “Jeweller’s Corner” on Pitt Street.
From the very beginning, we established HABIB as a unique brand that did things differently. At a time when gold was the mainstay of jewellers, we stood out by selling diamonds instead.
Evolution of HABIB
Under the helm of our founder’s son, Dato’ Sri Meer Sadik Habib, the company’s business soon flourished. We opened our first jewellery store in Kuala Lumpur that quickly garnered popularity and gained a loyal following.
As HABIB quickly became a household name throughout Malaysia, we made a promise to continually rise above our customers’ expectations and provide them with the very best jewellery.
Going Above and Beyond
To satisfy our customers’ growing desire for diamonds, we brought in The World's Most Perfectly Cut Diamond® from the United States, the Hearts On Fire diamond, into our showrooms.
In 2011, we set the market ablaze with the world-famous, hand-finished jewellery by Pandora from Denmark, popular for their customisable charm jewellery.
Three years later, we became the sole Malaysian distributor of the funky, affordable luxury watch brand, Ice-Watch from Belgium.
Recently, our latest collections have included French jewellery brand Les Georgettes by Altesse, known for their distinct combination of fine metal jewellery and interchangeable coloured leather bands.
Stephen Webster, a London based fine jewellery brand was also recently introduced into the Malaysian market, with the brand exclusively available at HABIB.
Besides establishing partnerships with these world-renowned brands, HABIB has also entered into several local ventures over the years.
HABIB is the proud parent company of Chantique, which offers customers antique and pre-loved jewellery in mint condition; Ar-Rahnu, the first Islamic pawn-broking business that accepts diamonds, gemstones and gold; and Jewels Hotel, formerly known as Habib Hotel, a popular hotel located in the heart of Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Placing Importance in Our Values
Our vision is what drives us. We’re Malaysian. Proud of this great country, inspired to be part of a Malaysia where we are more than a shopping destination. A haven where fashion and style are woven into the very fabric of our souls.
As the HABIB brand continues to evolve, we strive to uphold our core values in all we do. This includes cultivating a fair and pleasant work environment that will nurture our staff, which we consider part of our extended family, empowering them to grow and evolve alongside the company.
Giving back to society is a vital part of our company’s existence. Through Yayasan Habib, our community, medical and education welfare foundation, we strive to make a difference in the lives of the Malaysian community.
We uphold our ethical values by being sincere and honest with our customers, and by ensuring that all of our materials are sourced responsibly.
Today, HABIB is a multi-award-winning brand that stands as one of Malaysia’s premier jewellers with a diverse clientele from the United States, Europe and all over Asia including Dubai, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Hong Kong.
With the recent celebration of our company’s 60th Diamond Jubilee in 2018, it is evident that we are a brand that values our heritage and traditions, but are committed to pleasing our customers by growing and adapting to their evolving preferences.
We are committed to continue consistently delivering on all of our promises of exquisite jewellery to our valued customers and maintaining the integrity of our brand for the generations to come.