Monday, 13 May 2013 19:12
Los Angeles Celebrity Jeweler Ben Baller is back with another episode of his web series, this time meeting up with actress/model Draya Michele from the hit TV series Basketball Wives, who requests a pair of diamond earrings for her niece. Checkout the videos above and tell us what you think in our comment section. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 21:51
After a brief hiatus, Ben Baller‘s show is back for a second season. To start things off, the first episode takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the piece commissioned by The Hundreds. Billed as the most expensive chain ever, this $3,000,000+ piece of jewelry is cause for much excitement as well as angst in this clip. Check it out now and stay tuned for the remaining episodes. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 03:02
U.K. accessory label Love My Custom launches the Dream collection for Spring 2013. Designed by brand owner and founder Lisa-Marie Carter, the collection includes 10 designs comprised of earrings, necklaces, rings and the brands signature bracelet-ring design. The “Dream” theme takes its inspiration for from Carter’s love for U.S. sports and varsity apparel (and possible Michael Jordan with the emphasis on No. 23?). Each collection includes one customizable piece and this time around it’s the Shield Of Honour initial necklace, available in letters A-Z. All items now available on the Love My Custom site. [See More]
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Monday, 15 October 2012 16:13
Before the arrival of the Tiffany & Co setting in 1886, engagement diamonds were a bit repressed.“All diamonds were set in a bezel so only the crown (top) was visible,” says Russell Shor, senior analyst for the Gemological Institute of America. Kind of like a turtleneck sweater, but for gemstones. Seeking to expose more of the diamond’s surface and with it, more shine, Charles Lewis Tiffany, along with company gemologists, proposed a new contraption: a raised claw to hold a diamond securely but visibly atop a ring band. The blueprints for the Tiffany setting, as it was called, insisted on a special number of prongs, meticulous collet (base that grips the diamond) engineering and, most importantly, less metal obscuring the main attraction. The world's favorite engagement ring style, the Tiffany Setting. It’s been called “the most brilliant ring ever”—another way to say it’s got shine down to a science. Just how does it do that exactly? Watch the video above to find out. Enjoy.
Monday, 20 August 2012 13:10
This is a very short video of an artist/craftsman making Louis Vuitton’s beautifully detailed pieces of fine jewelry. The video is elegant in it’s simplicity. Enjoy.
Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:29
Hip-hop’s adored Jacob the Jeweler of New York fine jewelry establishment Jacob & Co. has worked with a plethora of big names in his 30 years as a designer. Jay-Z, J-Lo, David and Posh Beckham, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna and former mayor Rudy Giuliani are among the coveted custom jeweler’s celebrity clientele. Jacob Arabo talks about his creative process and artistic vision in this video before showing off the opulent diamond-crusted timepiece on his wrist so aptly dubbed the Royal Diamond Watch. Enjoy.
Sunday, 13 May 2012 14:24
On the most sought after jewelers in the business, Lorraine Schwartz's pieces have adorned entertainment's A-list and private collectors alike. Here, our friends at Life+Times catches up with Ms. Schwartz to learn about the art of jewelry. Enjoy.
Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:27
Primarily known for their silver work when it comes to their accessories, Chrome Hearts unveils a set of Bead Charm Rings. Featuring dashes of silver, the predominately black or turquoise offerings feature a silicone interior that allows the Rings to be one-size-fits-all. Simplistic yet stylish in nature, the latest from Chrome Hearts is an interesting complimentary accessory for any type of ensemble put together.
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Monday, 02 April 2012 00:50
Switzerland's Shawish Jewelry has created the world's first diamond ring. Not impressed? Well, consider that the entire ring is carved from a diamond, whereas most other diamond rings are composed of a precious-metal band with a diamond centerpiece. The 150-carat ring runs laps around some other famous diamond competitors, including Beyoncé's 18-carat engagement ring from Jay-Z and the even better known 30-carat ring given to the late Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. It took a full year to carve the ring, which has been copyrighted and is expected to sell for $70 million. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 13:14
After a judge garnished Allen Iverson's bank account to pay a debt, it became clearer that his tragedy is coming full circle. And that's heartbreaking to someone who grew up at the peak of his stardom.
From the second the NBA left Allen Iverson, I wondered what in the world he would do without basketball. It seems "paying his bills" wasn't on his to-do list. [See & Read More]
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