Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dear Momma

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret...
Your mom does NOT want flowers for mothers day.
Seriously; it stopped being cute when you hit your teens. Don't be the son or daughter that sends the wilted dozen of "next day tulips" to the crib.
Not the bizness.

If you expect to get that home cooked meal she always makes when you visit (rarely) you might consider upgrading the gift this year. And I'll let you in on another lil gem: Mom wants to shine.

JBH has everything you need, from earrings to bracelets to custom pieces made especially for your favorite girl. For more info, hit us directly at
You have 10 days...

(I don't know about you, but I'm not missing out on my homemade peach cobbler...) ~vK

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sightings: Polow Da Don and Kanye West Courtside

Lakers vs Jazz
I'd be all smiles too with a Dunamis Hercules Masterpiece on my wrist.
We spotted Polow Da Don chilling court side with buddy Kan-yeezy this past weekend at the LA Lakers versus Utah Jazz game. No points for the white tee, but my eyes are immediately drawn to the "ish starter" that is his watch game --that pretty much makes up for it.
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(Where R U Yeezy?) ~vK

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jason on Keeping Up With the Kardashians

This one is for all the fans of the Kardashian clan.

It was hard keeping this little tidbit under wraps, but we didn't want to kill the surprise! In case you missed the last episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians- The Two Year Itch", be sure to check it out tonight at 6:30pm or 10:30pm on E!

In this episode, Kourtney K is hellbent on serving her man Scott his walking papers after accusations of cheating. What she doesn't know is that Scott does have a secret, just not what she was expecting.

Here's a clip from the show. Note: the young lady that Scott is "seeing" is a JBH employee. Jason also makes an appearance on the full ep, so don't miss it!! ~vK

Monday, April 27, 2009

New ish: JIBBS

To commemorate the new album and showcase a brand new swagg, rap artist Jibbs had an exclusive piece made by none other than JBH.

A few weeks back, I caught up with Jibbs while taping a video for his single "The Dedication".
(see video below)

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**Special thanks to Jibbs for showing me love at the video shoot. (ps- Ramiee Randall, ur awesome!!) ~vK

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bone Heads

Although the skull fad has been around for a few years now (thx Christian Audigier) and is seemingly waning, there hasn't been a shortage of "bonehead" request for jewelry. Bonehead in the most respectful sense of the word, of course.

Many clients are still leaning towards razor sharp edge when it comes to designing their more casual trinkets. From rings, to pendants-- even cuff links, people want to add a certain hard core element to their ensemble. One however, has to set a concrete boundary to prevent skeletal over kill. I mean, you wouldn't wear cheetah print from head to toe (no offense to my wild life pattern offenders) skulls should be no different.

Still, the right piece can definitely bring your look to life. ~vK

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Flashback: Jason on "Fashion Team"

Wedding season is upon us, so when it comes time to pick out the perfect ring for wifey, leave no "stone" unturned.
Check out Jason on an episode of "Fashion Team on TV Guide Network" showing of the latest in celebrity wedding bling.

For more info, emails us at

Any day now on my ring, any day now... ~vK

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Green Day

And the winner of this year's Eco-fashionista award goes to the newly crowned Miss USA!
I'll be honest, I didn't actually watch the entire pageant. I did catch some interesting highlights form Miss Cali's Q&A segment though (capital "L").

But the real story comes from former Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, who took the crown in true Earth friendly fashion.

The good folks over at Diamond Nexus Labs, who specialize in "laboratory created" gemstones, manufactured the crown that sported a green theme this year:

--"Valued at $202,000, the Miss USA crown features 1,936 flawless lab-created gemstones for a total of 166.82 carats set in 325 grams of gold and platinum.

Fifty-one of these jewels adorn the oval centerpiece to celebrate each of the 51 women competing to become Miss USA 2009.
All of the gems were lab made, using an environmentally friendly process with no toxic byproducts or pollutants."

Diamond Nexus Labs)

Not Bad.

With today being Earth Day (not to be confused with April 20th, 2009), I challenge everyone to do their part in saving our planet. Charge up those Hybrids, reduce your carbon fingerprint, buy all the organic-veggie-corndogs you can get your hands on! You hippies.

And don't forget to cop some JBH ice to keep those polar caps from melting. ~vk

(Miss USA...for my guys.)

Rihanna and Katy Perry do Barbados!

Who says you can't wear jewelry on the beach?

We spotted one of our favorite clients, Rihanna, kickin it with her girl Katy Perry out in Barbados yesterday.

I see you Katy rocking the JBH diamond cherry pendant; a cute look with her retro, floral two piece. (Shout out to Markus Milonari for the love!!

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I'm long overdue for a vacay myself
... ~vk

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is risen...

In the spirit of Easter, I'd like to introduce:
bka- "Lego Jesus", "Sweet Baby Jesus 3000", "Jesús el Hijo de Dios", (...kidding on that last one).

Now before you go screaming blasphamy at our Cognac colored Jesus, rest assured, he was made in good taste.

As far as I know, lil J.C. didn't come from a manger and thus far hasn't performed any miracles-- although he does emmit a rather heavenly glow (that's probably just the VS clarity diamonds, but...)

Jason immaculately concieved made this for a client who had an eye for a different kind of Jesus piece. With a million and one Jesus face/Franco chain combos floating around, I'd say he got the job done with a light hearted twist.

I think that deserves an Amen. ~VK
(Matt 28:6)

Thursday, April 9, 2009


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As you may have heard, the reign of King Magazine is coming to an end. But you've got to give it to them for going out with a bang.

For their final issue, they had to get, the diva that is Keyshia Cole, to grace the cover. And why did this particular shot catch VK's eye, you ask? Aside from the fact that Miss Cole is looking true to fierce with that 22 inch (and counting) vamp ponytail and flawless makeup (sorry, I'm a sucker hotness), she just so happens to be rocking #7 on my holiday wish list!

Yes-- that fabulous black and white diamond, square bangle was calling my name in the showcase. But I'll give props where props are due. It's a great look on her. * Special thx to Daniel Williams for looking out!*

JBH is always setting the hottest trends in jewelry, and who better than Keyshia to do it justice. Get em girl!

Be sure to cop the very last issue of King Magazine. Without a doubt some of those spreads will be collectors items for some of you fellas.
Given the, ahem, stimulating content. ~vk