Monday, April 27, 2015

Jacob & Co. High Jewelry

12.95 carat fancy purple-pink radiant cut diamond engagement ring. IF clarity diamond is mounted on a platinum and 18k rose gold setting with 87 white diamonds and 124 pink diamonds. $11.6m
Born Yakov Arabov, Jacob Arabo emigrated with his family when he was 14 from Uzbekistan to the United States and later adopted the professional version of his name: Jacob Arabo. At age 16, he enrolled in a six-month jewelry-making course, which he graduated four months later. By the time he was 17 he was designing his own pieces near New York City's diamond district.

30.11 carat natural fancy blue gray cushion-cut diamond mounted on a platinum setting. The VVS2 clarity diamond is surrounded with 414 diamonds in a micro-pave setting. $20 million.
Although he started out offering moderately priced, traditional jewelry, Arabo’s designs soon caught the eyes of celebrities, singers, and artists in the hip-hop and rap music world. In the early 1990s his clientele and business grew, and he became known as “Jacob the Jeweler”.

In 2005 he relocated to a storefront on East 57th Street. Jacob & Company has been producing luxury watches for a quarter of a century.

Perhaps due to the extravagance of diamond details, these watches have become a celebrity favorite. Jacob & Co. watches sometimes house over 30 carats of diamonds and other precious stones on the dial.