Saturday, December 31, 2011

Herb Ritt: The Archives

The brilliant work of late photographer Herb Ritt lives on through these newly released images found tucked away in his archives. The California native is famous for shooting some of the most memorable and visually stunning photographs of Naomi Campbell, Johnny Depp, David Bowie, Cindy Crawford, and many others. has presented a selection of these images leading up to a highly anticipated exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles featuring a collection of 69 unreleased photos in the spring of 2012. Check out some of Ritt's stunning work after the jump.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

I Challenge You

-Jason Arasheben
CEO Jason of Beverly Hills
I challenge you!
From the time I was a snotty nosed 8-year old, I always looked for challenges to inspire me; nothing has changed since. It's a great challenge that gets me up each morning when I know I’d rather slam the snooze button another 73 times!

Thousands of pieces of diamond jewelry go in and out of my factory each year. The ordinary requests of tennis bracelets and diamond stud earrings are great, but nearly every mom and pop jewelry store could make it with one finger up their nose and one eye closed. I need a challenge! Clients come and go, but once every blue moon a client peeks my interest and commissions me to do something creative, something out of the box, in other words… A CHALLENGE!!! 
This week’s challenge: an Egyptian tomb pendant adorned with black, cognac and white diamonds with a removable white diamond mummy that can be worn as a separate piece. Challenge accepted. 

Who's next? -JA

Christmas in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills sparkles this winter with the "Let it Sparkle and Snow in 90210" event series. Here's a look at our fair city all dressed up for the holidays thanks to Swarovski Elements.


On the 12th Day of Xmas, JB H Gave to Me...

TWELVE Baby Jesus Pieces
...eleven Diamond Glasses
...ten Dunamis Masterpiece Watches

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the 9th Day of Xmas, JBH Gave to Me...

NINE Robots Dancing (doing the "robot" of course...)

From the "Three Beats" Collection by Jason of Beverly Hills and Malaysia Pargo.

Fit For a Princess: DIANA Exhibit

In terms of fashion, Princess Diana is known for her sense of style as much as she is for her inviting smile. Now, for those who want to reminisce on the glamorous looks of the late Princess of Wales, five of her most iconic gowns will be displayed next year at the Kensington Palace in London.
One of the looks that is already making headlines, is her famous strapless, black silk Emmanuel gown that the then 19 year old, and newly engaged Diana wore during her first public outing with Prince Charles. See more of the gorgeous looks inside.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Passing Trends

David Beckham early 2000

-Jason Arasheben
CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills 
When it comes to today's growing trends, there’s one adage that always holds true; The quicker the rise the harder the fall! This is most evident with fashion trends. From bell bottoms, to "Cross Color Jeans", to throwback jerseys; all fashion trends that witness meteoric rise quickly, suffer for it and become laughable just a few years later. 
And guess what? Jewelry is no exception!

On the 8th Day of Xmas, JBH Gave to Me...

EIGHT Skull Pendants


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Taylor Jewelry Auction Shatters Records

Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry stash is making headlines again after raking in over 115 million dollars is sales during the Christies auction this week.
Taylor's treasured pieces were expected to go for hefty numbers, but with the sale of such items as as "La Peregrina", her famous pearl, diamond and ruby necklace, and her 33-carat diamond ring, the final tab exceeded previous estimates, in many cases, by the millions. In a recent statement, the collection has already broke many world records including the highest bid for pearl jewelry, the per carat price for a colorless diamond, the price for an Indian jewel, and a ruby per carat.
The Queen of Diamonds reign just wont let up!

On the 1st Day of Xmas, JBH gave to Me...

ONE Single Wing Pendant 

Michael Jackson Hair Immortalized in Roulette Ball?

When it comes to gambling, we've all heard the phrase, "always bet on black". It's actually become a personal mantra of mine after a number of successful trips to Vegas. But soon some lucky high roller will be able to say that he always bets on.... Mike?
As odd as it sound's (and by odd, I mean extremely high on the WTF meter) a sample of the late Michael Jackson's hair is being used to create a one-off roulette ball. The confirmed lock of hair was acquired through an online Michael Jackson memorabilia auction and is currently owned by gaming company The lock of hair fetched for the sum of $10,871 dollars and the gaming company is reportedly moving forward with plans to manufacture a regulation style roulette ball to be used publicly at casinos. Really?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Jealous Mistress

Jason Arasheben-
Today I've made the decision to reveal the identity of my jealous mistress. 
We have had an ongoing relationship for nearly nine years now. There's not a second that goes by when I'm not thinking about her. No matter where I turn, she doesn't escape my mind. My wife inevitably became suspicious, but she eventually learned to except it. The only problem with my mistress, is that she is overtly jealous and often steals my time away from my wife and our 2 kids. She always keeps me on my toes. 
At the end of the day, there's one major rule that applies to our relationship: If I were to ever neglect her or fail to put in maximum effort to please her, without a doubt, she would stab me in the back with a rusty butchers knife! 
Today is the day that I finally let everyone know the name of my mistress. My jealous mistress is ................... JBH the brand, the business, my clients!

-Jason of Beverly Hills

Friday, December 9, 2011

Jason Arasheben in VEGAS Magazine

On stands now is the new issue of VEGAS Magazine featuring profile on Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills.
Jason discusses the eclectic pieces that have made his boutique a huge hit over the last year at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. He opens up about his design process and how thinking outside of the box helped to propel his business into what it is today.
Check out the full interview inside.

50 Greatest Hip Hop Chains

On the topic of the greatest chains in hip-hop, there's one name that you are guaranteed to hear when it comes to the person responsible for these creations, and that's Jason of Beverly Hills. 
Within the hip-hop culture, creativity and individuality in one's chain is essential. For some, it's all about size, others quality or design. In Complex Magazine's Top 50 Greatest Chains in Hip-Hop, jeweler Ben Baller breaks down his list of the chains that not only stand out, but posses a creative element that makes the artists who don them shine brighter than their peers.
Coming in at an impressive #4 on the list is the famous "CRUNK AIN'T DEAD" piece by none other than Jason of Beverly Hills. Baller notes the overall quality of the piece goes further to mention the pendant's record breaking size that landed it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest real diamond pendant in the world.
Check out who else made the list inside.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Game, Set, UNmatch

Enough with all this matching. 
I just returned from a 4 day business trip, and I can't help but notice people's infatuation with obsessively matching when it comes to their wardrobe. The belt matches the socks, the shirt matches the tie, the jacket matches the pants. 
Uhhhhh...WHY? Because a 60yr old sales clerk from JC Penny's has set the tone for today's fashion? People match because it gives them a guideline on how to not look stupid. Its safe. Instead let's try to follow the guidelines that allow you to look like you. Follow the fashion rules that best communicate your personality or how you are feeling. The same principle can be applied to jewelry. Don't be afraid to mismatch metals and stones to give a more eclectic look. 
Let's face it, those who set trends are never afraid to take this leap of faith and NOR SHOULD YOU!   Hear are some examples ....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gavin Rossdale Dines with Diamond Knife

The best way to enjoy a meal at arguably the sexiest steakhouse around is with equally sexy flatware.
Rocker, Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush did just that at STK Las Vegas in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The singer dined on a Wagyu beef filet using the exclusive STK diamond encrusted steak knife made by Jason of Beverly Hills.
See how STK and JBH redefined fine dining after the jump.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Talk That Talk

How'd this quiet kid make a living by talking? To this day I ask myself that.
Calabasas high school, sophomore year; lunchtime bell rings! 
Slick talking classmates are flirting with girls, athletes are trying to outdo each other on the school courts, hippies are busy sneaking into corners smoking marijuana and playing hacky sack... And then there was me. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Brozne Riemann Chair by Craig Van Den Brulle

Made famous for his signature style and his "urban classic" designs, home furnishing mogul, Craig Van Den Brulle, has created a lounge chair that is fit for a king.
Recently included in the VOGUE magazine "Perfectly Extravagant Holiday Gift Guide", the "Riemann Chair" in Gilt Bronze is more like a pricey piece of art than your average accent chair. But unlike Ikea finds, if you own one of these, its highly unlikely that you will run into anyone else with one. The are in limited production with only 15 being made.
Take a look at the specs inside.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

VS Fashion Show Performances

Kanye West- "Stronger"
Missed last night's musical performances from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? Can't get enough of the Angels?
Check out these videos from from the show. More after the jump.

2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The highly anticipated 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show took place last night at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York and all I can say is WOWDozens of gorgeous models took to the stage in a spectacular parade of costumes and lingerie while being serenaded by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Kanye West and Jay Z. From the cute and flirty, to the exotic, these angels shut it down!
There was music, glitter, and a whole lot of skin, but I can show you, much better than I can tell you. Take a look at these glamorous girls of Victoria's Secret after the jump. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

24K Gold Skincare

This is obviously not the latest installment of the Iron Man franchise, or some luxurious new line of accessories (or is it?).
The masked model is actually wearing a 24 karat gold facial mold by skincare professionals, KollagenX. This sample is from the company's line of beauty products that promise instant results with its "luxuriously enhanced" technology. The product was reportedly inspired by the beauty regimen of Cleopatra who was thought to have slept with a golden mask to preserve her youth.
But is everything that glitters good for the skin?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart Pendant, by Jason of Beverly Hills.

This black diamond charm is a miniature replica of the human ribcage, with a movable, "beating" ruby heart at its center.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nicki and Ricky Do MAC: Viva Glam

Color me GLAM!
Nicki Minaj is pretty in pink pleather, while Ricky Martin is "living la Viva Glam" in the latest campaign for MAC Cosmetics. The twosome (Minaj à deux?) are among a star studded list of brand ambassadors for the Viva Glam Collection, which is not only one of the hottest line of cosmetics on the market, but also supports the MAC AIDS Fund. All proceeds from the sale of these products go directly to the charity.
This sizzling shot of Nik and Rik are already heating up internet. Check out some of the other Viva Glam campaigns of years past.

Golden Arches

This summer, Mc Donald's helped around 4000 lucky onlookers in Sylvan Lake, Alberta to "cool off with $1 Drinks". 
Canadian advertising agency, Cossette-Vancouver, launched a very clever promotion for the fast food chain's "Dollar Drink Days" by erecting a giant ice sculpture encasing thousands of one dollar coins in the shape of the famous Golden Arches. But the thirsty party guests had to work hard for their dollars.
Check out how they managed to get the goods after the jump.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Diamonds Are...


Made You Look. Diamond Contact Lenses

Can you believe your eyes? The piercing peepers you see before you are glowing. But this is more than the typical 'twinkle in the eye', or some run of the mill Halloween contacts. These are, to my knowledge, the first line of contact lenses made with actual gold and diamonds. Right.
Indian specialist, Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan of Shekhar Eye Research Pvt Ltd., is pushing the boundaries of ocular opulence with La SER Eye Jewelry.
I'll admit, at first glance, they are a bit shocking. I'm envisioning an imaginary scene from the movie Twilight with an Edward vs Jacob staring contest, but I digress...
Take a closer LOOK inside.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jason of Beverly Hills and Malaysia Pargo Launch "Three Beats"

We previously reported that Basketball Wives star Malaysia Pargo had dreams of making baby bling. She recently teamed up with Jason of Beverly Hills for the official launch of her new jewelry line for children, "Three Beats".
Malaysia hosted an intimate soiree with celebrity jeweler Jason Arasheben at the W Hotel in Chicago, also in attendance was her husband Jannero Pargo, co-star of BBW, Imani Showalter and many others.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sightings: Nick Cannon in Men's Health Magazine

If any of you have been wondering what was going on underneath those suits  proud papa Nick Cannon has been up to these days, he recently sat down with Men's Health Magazine to discuss fatherhood, his stellar resume, and keeping one's mojo after marriage. 
And after careful inspection of the photo spread, we spotted an "N-credible" custom necklace made exclusively for Nick by Jason of Beverly Hills
Nick Cannon's N'Credible Pendant by Jason of Beverly Hills

While inspecting Nick's... necklace, make sure to check out excerpts from his article inside.