Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Making of: Black Diamond Skull

No, it's not the Boogey Man with a set of grills...
Check out the making of one of Jason's latest "creepy-chic" creations in the vid below.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Beauty and the Blood Diamond

Early this year, a story broke about British SUPER model, Naomi Campbell and her involvement in a case against the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor. Although she had been subpoenaed to appear in court to testify against him this Thursday, July 29th, CNN reported today that the court agreed to postpone her testimony until August 5th.

In case you've been snoozing under a rock, the story goes as follows: Miss Campbell and all of her fabulousness attended an event back in '97 hosted by Nelson Mandela to mark the opening of South Africa's luxury passenger rail service, the Blue Train. In attendance were Quincy Jones, Mia Farrow and president Taylor, who had been elected just one month prior. Taylor was said to have been so captivated by Naomi (who isn't?) that later that evening, to her surprise, he sent his men to deliver a large, rough cut diamond to her room as a gift.
Her good friend Mia Farrow says that she had initially planned to donate the stone to one of Mandela's children's charities. All was well until Taylor came up on numerous charges of war crimes spawning from the civil war of Sierra Leone involving massive killings, countless rapes and acts of sex slavery, child labor, mutilation and forcing children to commit heinous murders under the influence of psychotic drugs.
To say this guy was soulless bastard is the understatement of the day.

Apparently, Naomi's friend Mia dropped a dime on her and made a written statement to authorities about Taylor giving her the diamond, thus putting Miss Campbell in a terrible predicament. Naturally one would assume that she wouldn't hesitate to testify against Taylor, as this would help to prove his possession of a wealth of illegally procured "blood diamonds" that helped to fund his reign of terror in Sierra Leone.

Naomi initially denied that she was ever given the diamond in an effort to not be associated with the case, understandably out of fear. She stated on the Oprah Show this year in may that, "He has done some terrible things and I don't want to put my family in danger".
Still, the diva is due in court in approximately 2 weeks to testify.

I certainly hope that her testimony, as well as the others involved in the case are enough to insure that justice is served.

I for one can't help but to feel sorry for Naomi. The media is having a field day with alluding to the fact that she is some kind of careless, cell phone tossing, maid smacking maniac who sleeps on a bed of blood diamonds for fun, which I refuse to buy into. This is a person who is a supporter of Russel Simmons "Diamond Empowerment Fund" which supports educational initiatives that develop and empower people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.
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She accepted a gift, and almost 13 years later, she is paying the price for it. SMH.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Akron Woman Buys LeBron Pendant At Garage Sale!!

I purchased a lamp for five dollars at a garage sale once. It didn't even work.

And yet, by some grace of the 'it's-your-lucky-day' gods, a young woman in Akron, Ohio browsed a local garage sale and turned 5 bucks into a 10,000 dollar come up. A diamond pendant made by Jason of Beverly Hills for your favorite Cavalier Miami Heat forward LeBron James, just made Vaneisha Robinson the talk of the town.

Check the vid.

My question is, how did the garage sale lady get her hands on LeBron's necklace in the first place? Secondly, was she aware that it was worth $9,670 dollars when she let it go for the equivalent of a cup of Frappacino?
Or was she secretly a LeBron hater...? The world may never know.

Granted, the purchase took place over four years ago, long before "the Decision", but even Vaneisha's untrained eye I could spot those GIA certified diamonds glistening on her 23 jersey pendant.
If anyone should happen upon this Kobe jersey that we made a while back, I strongly advise you to hold on to it. ~vK

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spain Wins The World Cup!!

I bet Spain's team wished that this was the trophy they were taking home after their victory over the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup Finals. Not so much.
The disco ball you see before you is actually a diamond soccer ball made by South African jeweler, Shimansky, made to celebrate the World Cup. With an estimated value of 2.6 million dollars, this piece is covered in 6,620 white and 2,640 black round brilliant cut diamonds (all sourced in South Africa). It is said to weigh in at about 5 pounds. Try kicking that thing around if you want to...

If you want to get your hands on one of these, good luck. However, Shimansky has also made seven crystal replicas that will be auctioned off at their regional stores with proceeds going to charity.
As for Spain, the team will be going home with their World Cup rings and a pair of silver soccer shoe cuff links.

The trophy is nice too. Not 3500 carat diamond nice. But I'm sure the victory is priceless in itself.

Congrats to SPAIN!! ~vK

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sightings: "The Ultimate Catch" Preview

One Man. 85 options.
This "decision" is about to be trickier than Lebron's.

Football superstar, and "Dancing With the Stars" favorite, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson is the latest bachelor looking for love via reality TV. He'll be starting in, "The Ultimate Catch", premiering this Sunday, July 11th on VH1.
And Ocho is pulling no stops for his Numero Uno; out of the 85 contestants, the lucky lady who wins his heart will be presented with a very special prize made by Jason of Beverly Hills.
The winner will receive a custom made "championship ring" fit for Chad's ultimate catch.

Catch a sneak peek of the victory bling on the video at the 1:50 mark.

Check back with me next week for an inside look at the "Ultimate Catch" premiere party, right here at
I'll be Tweeting live this Sunday @vK90210 with up to the minute deets at the event! ~vK

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the "Ultimate Catch" premiere party will not take place as planned, however, you can still see Jason of Beverly hills items featured on the show Sunday, July 11th on VH1! ~vk

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kanye's 300K "POWER"

"My fur is Mongolian, my ice brought the goalies in..." POWER-- Kanye West

Was anyone else wondering what in Jesus-piece name that was around Kanye's neck at this year's BET Awards?
In true Yeezy fashion, the performer leaped light years ahead of game and rocked this ginormous Horus, God of the Sky-esque pendant and four finger Pyramid ring.
These items reportedly set him back 300 stacks. Yikes.

Me likey~ vK