He graduated Immaculate Conception College in Benin City, Nigeria. Thereafter, his father wanted him to join the family business. Aire started helping his father manage the family oil haulage business, but quickly realized that he had a strong desire to work independently
. Looking back on this experience, he realizes it was formative in his future destiny of building his own company. After working briefly for his father’s company Iluobe Oil, he decided to leave Nigeria and move to the United States to further his education and attend California State University Long Beach.
While in college, Aire worked menial jobs in fast food restaurants flipping hamburgers at night, and pursuing his education during the day. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in acting and directing.
Breaking into the acting scene proved to be unsuccessful, so Aire decided to channel his talents towards music. He joined a group called Raw Silk, collaborating and performing with the band for a few years. The band did not experience the type of success he had hoped for, so he decided to break away in hopes of creating a solo career.
Still struggled in the music industry, he searched for a new path, always believing that there was something bigger that he was destined to be or do.
After much searching, he finally accepted a job as an apprentice to a jeweler in Los Angeles California, called P-5 Jewelers. Working with the magic and beauty of gemstones, he was soon conceptualizing sophisticated designs suited for his creativity and talents.
This was a pivotal moment in his life, as he finally discovered his true passion. Soon after, he enrolled at the Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad where he received his diamond-grading diploma.
The Los Angeles Times crowned him ‘The King of Bling!!!’  – Rolling Stone magazine called him ‘The Emperor of Ice!!!’ -Aire has been featured in several other magazines such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal.
IDEX JCK MAGAZINE,Elle, Vogue, Black Enterprise,Robb Report,International Wrist Watch Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Watch time, QP magazine, Rapaport magazine, ESPN Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine
As a philantropist, Chris Aire strives to raise awareness of cultural and global issues through social responsibility. He believes in making a difference both in his community and around the world, to help pave the way for future generations to rise to success. Aire only uses conflict-free gold and gemstones, sourcing directly from mines not involved in blood diamonds or the use of child labor. He has personally invested in African mines to make sure ethical workplace standards and quality control. A part of all Chris Aire sales are donated to philanthropic efforts which provide access to clean water and education to people in Nigeria and around the world. He also supports Dream Foundation and Jenesee Center Inc. in the United States.
Aire is married to Diana Atinuke Durojaiye. They have three children. He is based in Los Angeles and visits Nigeria often.
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