The world is ruled by two types of people- one who come with a silver spoon in mouth and are born to rule and second, one who make his or her fate by own determination and vision. Jacob Arabo – the man who created a niche in the field of Jewelry designing is definitely the one from second category. He was born in Uzbekistan but it seems he was meant for bigger things. He moved to US when he was 14 and soon left formal education to follow his heart and passion. Born Yakov Arabov, he became Jacob Arabo in America. By 16 he decided to discontinue with the education and joined a six month tenured jewelry designing course. It was here that his real talent surfaced and he completed the course in four months only. He won accolades from his professors who pursued him to take up jewelry designing as his career. And as it is said, the rest is history.
His tryst with destiny started in 1981 when at a tender age of 16, he opened a tiny kiosk in Diamond District of New York City. He started with designing for different jewelry labels as well as private clients. In next five years, Jacob Arabowas capable enough to open his own jewelry company named Jacob & Co and launched his brand Diamond Quasar. It is to be remembered that he set his first milestone at barely the age of 21. He started his career with traditional designs at a reasonable price. But there was a clear distinction in his products in its designs. They were clear, striking and often geometric patterned.
Noted singer of R&B, Faith Evans was first to take a fancy on his designs. Along with her, her husband the rapper the Notorious BIG also became an admirer of his designs. Together they introduced his brand to many more celebrities. And thus started Jacob Arabo’s love affair with the glamor world, especially the music industry. Today his clientele consists of innumerable famous people ranging from David Beckham to Jessica Simpson, Beyoncé to Cristiano Ronaldo. Flaunting a Jacob Arobo design on finger, wrist or ears is a style statement in its own.
Jacob Arabo launched his first time piece in 2002. In March 2015, the Jacob & Co unveiled its latest and most expensive watch Billionaire which is priced $18 million. Set with 260 carats emerald-cut diamonds and affiliated with Flavio Briatore’s Billionaire Lifestyle SARL, this watch has surely grabbed the eyeballs of everyone. The case of the watch and the bracelet in which it is set is crafted in 18 carat white gold along with sapphire crystal. The movement of the dial reminds you that watch is not all jewelry but a timepiece as well. It consists of about 19 jewels and 167 different components.
Jacob & Co deals with products that can be set with diamonds, be it a watch or a shoe. He works with rarest and best of gemstones, justifying every alphabet for the title that he uses for himself- Jacob- the jeweler.
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