Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend Re-cap: Rihanna in JBH

Last week, our favorite rocker chic Rihanna had a night out with friends after stopping by our Beverly Hills showroom for some sparkly gifts. Adding to her edgy collection of statement making jewels, the "Russian Roulette" singer purchased the custom diamond "REVOLVER" ring by Jason of Beverly Hills. The girl clearly no qualms about exercising her second amendment rights; the right to bear arms! 
Take a look at RiRi's sexy get up and her new ring inside.

Sidebar: Fashion-wise, Rihanna never has a day off. She is literally killing me in this outfit. Fetch.
Way to tell everyone to "suck your cockiness" RiRi, I'm not even mad, lol! ~vK

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Fire: Reverse Black Diamond Spike Ring

Don't pick any fights with a guy, or gal, wearing this. A backhand or even a spikey sucker punch with this thing on would cause some serious, irreversible damage.
This new ring from the Jason of Beverly Hills collection features the unique reverse black diamond setting, similar to the reverse black diamond earring and ring set seen here with the culets facing outward. 
Match this up with your favorite LBD for an edgy, but sophisticated look.

Crooks x Pure Set

It's April 20th, 2012. The 111th day of the year. 
Many historic events have fallen on this day: Apollo 16 landed on the moon. The Civil Rights Act of 1871 became law. Hitler, Carmen Electra and Luther Vandross were born.
People recognize this day for a number of reasons; to each their own.
Check out this great new glassware collaboration by street wear brand, Crooks and Castles and Pure Glass inside!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Forbes 5: Hop Hop's Wealthiest Artists

Sean Combs tops the list as the wealthiest mogul in this years Forbes Five: Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists list, and could easily reach the billionaire mark before he's finished with the game. Better known as Diddy, the platinum album selling founder of Bad Boy Records boasts not only a stellar career in music, but has made noise in the fashion industry and has become the unofficial party ambassador for anyone who has enjoyed the 'goodtime' that is Ciroc vodka.
Diddy stands atop the list with a net worth of $550 million. See who else made the list after the jump.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

First Look at the New Dunamis Pantheon

Last year we released a sneak peak at the upcoming model for Dunamis Timepieces by Jason of Beverly Hills. Now we present the first look at the PANTHEON.
The Pantheon follows previous Dunamis models; the Hubris, Spartan and Hercules.
Pics and more inside.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Claire Sinclair Dines With Diamond STK Knife by JBH

Either this place has some pretty incredible steak, or fans of Vegas restaurant STK really enjoy dining with diamond flatware. 2012 Playmate of the Year, Claire Sinclaire stopped by the steakhouse, located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas to enjoy a delicious slab with the 15 karat diamond encrusted knife made by Jason of Beverly Hills.
Diamonds, Playmates and steaks. Check out more inside.

Monday, April 9, 2012

How To Avoid Purchasing Garbage Jewelry by Jason Arasheben

Jason Arasheben- CEO Jason of Beverly Hills
"I know diamonds and I understand quality". 
This is something that I hear from clients on a regular basis. The fact of the matter is, most people don't know shit about diamond quality. They're simply trying to impress their jeweler, only to be made fun of as soon as they walk out the store. A common misconception that you can tell a diamonds clarity without a jewelers loop, or with the naked eye, is about as logical as saying that you can tell if a girl is a virgin just by looking at her-- IMPOSSIBLE and downright ignorant.
I'll save you the trouble of having to go to jewelers school and give you some tell-tail signs of shit quality jewels. At the very least, it'll allow you to sound more intelligent when your speaking to your jeweler.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

HAPPY EASTER: Faberge Eggs

Happy Easter From Jason of Beverly Hills
Not your mothers PAAS dyed Easter eggs, but check out some of these lovely faberge eggs after the jump.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Fire: Reverse Set Black Diamond Ring/Earrings

Katy Perry was the first to debut this super cute ring and earring set at the "Give Love" charity event in Vegas. The new design by Jason of Beverly Hills features over sized black diamonds set with outward facing culets, finished with a ring of white diamonds giving them a rocker-chic look. Detailed images inside.

Birthstone: April DIAMOND

"Diamonds are a girls best friend", "Diamonds are forever", "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds", "Shine on you crazy diamond", ...
Throughout history, these gems have been celebrated though music, admired for their timeless beauty, and sought after by blushing bachelorettes. For the lucky population of people who where born in the month of April, their birthstone is none other than the mother of all precious stones, the Diamond. Learn more about every 'girls best friend' after the jump.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Diamond Jubilee by John Walker and Sons

As Queen Elizabeth and her loyal subjects celebrate her 60 year reign, known as the "Diamond Jubilee", I'm sure there were many toasts being made in her honor. To commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Richard Watling, of Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust or QEST, and David Gates of Johnny Walker, perfected an limited addition whisky blend that is fit for a royal toast. The 60 year old spirit was selected from whisky blends casted the same year that Queen Elizabeth acceded to the throne. It fetches for a hefty £100,000 a bottle due to its ultra-rare blend and the craftsmanship of its traveling case and decanter.
Get the deets on this exquisite spirit inside.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Creepy Couture? Blinged Out Beetle Broaches

I remember an episode of America's Next Top Model that aired some years ago. Tyra Banks, persistent in her model hazing challenges, required the contestants to hit the catwalk wearing live bugs as jewelry. I thought to myself, "This is a great way to weed out the weaklings, but bugs as jewelry? There's no way anybody's doing this in real life."
Little did I know, that the fad of wearing crawling baubles has been around for centuries! A recent article on Yahoo news revealed that there are people out there who are making six legged brooches into fashion statements and wearable pets. There's even a company that sells what's called (...gag) the "Roach Broach" made from live giant Madagascar hissing cock roaches. See for yourself after the jump.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin

I'd like to go a bit off topic today and share a brief video covering the peaceful "Million Hoodie March" rally that was held in Los Angeles this Monday 26th, 2012. It's gotten to a point where you can't turn on your tv or go online and not see the news surrounding the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. The tragedy has made international headlines, spawning heated debates on whether or not justice was served following the death of this young man. 
It becomes more and more sad as details of the case continue to become public, so I thought I would share something a little positive. I have my opinions on the matter as do many of you, but the purpose of this video is simply to show the true unity that can be formed between people of all backgrounds, races and nationalities in the face of tragedy. ~vK

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sightings: Tyga Reebok Classic Commercial

Young Money rapper Tyga shows us what it takes to make a classic in a new Reebok campaign along side singer and producer Mike Posner. In this 30 second spot, the Careless World rhymer rocks a pair of the new Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi’s in Classic Red as well as his signature Last Kings pendant made for him exclusively by Jason of Beverly Hills. Check out the video inside.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Nas Mayan Inspired Chain

Nasir Jones has officially shut the chain game down.
The Legendary Nas unveiled a new pendant, made exclusively by Jason of Beverly Hills, during his performance at the South By Southwest Festival (SXSW) earlier this month that will have chain lovers drooling.
The pendant boasts over a kilo of 18k gold and is covered in flawless white diamonds. It features a 3D bust of Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan pyramid that sits at the historic archaeological site in Mexico. One of the most impressive features is the spot-on, replica engraving of the Mayan calendar on the back of the piece. 
The streets are already buzzing about the new album, "Life Is Good", but right here, you can get your first close up look at the piece that caused a "chain reaction" at SXSW.

Monday, March 19, 2012


This month's issue of "California Wedding Day" features accessories that add a bit of flirty color to traditional wedding attire. Along with other rosy hues pieces, a set of lovely rose gold and pink sapphire bangles made by Jason of Beverly Hills make the perfect addition to a dreamy wedding day look. See for yourself after the jump.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Jewelry: Jason of Beverly Hills
Photographer: Alyssa Stefek
Model: Alexandra Matthews


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sightings: Nas "The Don" in JBH

Hip hop icon NAS is sporting an impressive new pinky ring on the cover of his new single "The Don" made by (you guessed it) Jason of Beverly Hills. The song was released via Twitter today and already has the internet going nuts. 
Get a closer look at this amazing ring and hear Nas' new single inside.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bedazzled Brows for Chanel?

At this year's Paris Fashion Week, Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld sent his muses down the runway in the upcoming ready-to-wear F/W collection, with some very striking accessories: rhinestone eyebrows.  Now, don't get me wrong. I love a strong brow. And I will even say that dark hued crystals on the brows added to the overall look of Lagerfeld's show, which looked like the most stylish party on planet Krypton. 
But show of hands, (be honest) how many of you will be rocking Bedazzled eyebrows next season?
Here's more of the Chanel fall line inside.

Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell Victim of Jewelry Theft

'Backstreet's Back'-- well, in the news anyway. And not regarding any new comeback albums (sorry W.G.
Sad news for former boy band singer, Brian Littrell; he has recently become the target of an unknown jewelry thief and reportedly lost 120,000 dollars worth of diamond jewelry over the weekend. He and his wife Leighanne forgot to grab their jewels off the night stand before checking out of their Georgia hotel on Sunday, March 4th, only to return 15 minutes later to find everything gone. The really awful part is that one of the missing items was his wife's six carat canary diamond wedding ring that Littrell designed for her himself worth upwards of 110,000 dollars. Ouch.
We hope that the couple's items are returned to them safely before they end up being hawked on the Backstreets of Atlanta. Especially when its something that is worth so much sentimental value.
Worst case scenario, there are always other options Brian...~vK

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Birthstones: March AQUAMARINE

As we close out this February (after enjoying an extra day this year for leap year), we come into the month of March which is represented by the birthstone,  Aquamarine. This lovely blueish-green hued stone is thought to have properties that promote friendship, courage and faithfulness in the wearer. The name "aqua marina" or sea water reflects the color of the stone. Learn more about this mermaid friendly crystal inside.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Fire: AK-47 Pendant

Who shot ya?

This new beauty is the latest addition to the "Art of War" collection by Jason of Beverly Hills. Continuing the theme of heavy artillery, like the Revolver Ring and the Grenade Pendant, this new diamond AK-47 pendant is packing heat.
The piece is made with white diamonds set on yellow gold with real wooden accents. It's available now, exclusively at Jason of Beverly Hills and authorized dealers.
Bang Bang ~vK

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Basso and Brooke Fall/Winter Collection

Oooh, I see fashion. 
The Basso and Brooke Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2012 Collection screams... well it just SCREAMS! I'm already a sucker for anything in houndstooth, but this collection goes beyond color and uses an explosion of otherwise mismatched patterns as a pallet to create these beautiful pieces. Every look appears to have a life of its own and literally jumps off of the fabric.
Even the First Lady, Michelle Obama gave the brand her official seal of approval; she rocked a piece from the designers Spring 2009 collection at the Poetry, Music and Spoken Word event at the White House and looked absolutely stunning. And surprisingly, the outfit didn't overwhelm her, it in fact made her radiate even more, which is how we feel about this new installment. 
Check out a ton more pics and video from the Basso and Brooke fashion show that took place earlier this month after the jump.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Katy Perry Is Still Killer

Diamonds Are.... Katy (wipes sweat) PERRY!

This upcoming cover shot for Interview Magazine is giving me everything with Katy in this diamond, crystalline bustier and extra vampy make-up. The "Diamond" singer dishes to the hilarious Kristen Wiig in the next issue, which we will sadly have to wait for until March.
Say what you will about her looking "unrecognizable", the girl is looking all kinds of FAB.

Russ, smh. ~vK

Baselworld Bound

As the one of the worlds premiere watch and jewelry shows approaches, the famous BASELWORLD Convention is on the lips of every major player in the jewelry game. And like every other year, there will be dazzling jewelry and innovative new designs that draw people in from all corners of the globe to this annual event.
Are you ready for BASELWORLD 2012? 


Monday, February 27, 2012

"Jason Speaking"

Celebrity jeweler and "Purveyor of Lavish Diamond Luxuries", Jason Arasheben gives you a first hand look at his life as Jason of Beverly Hills in a new web series, "JASON SPEAKING".

In this episode, Jason tests out his new golden phone receiver on his iPhone for the first time.

You can find future episodes of Jason at ~vK

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Diamonds Are...

...a Prince's best friend?

Yes Prince. Of course I will take the diamonds, you can even throw in the pearls.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Beardgang. Ask About It.

The Beardgang. Say what you will about excessive facial hair, but these guys are growing in numbers. The intimidating stare of a man with a massive beard is known to send some running for the hills. But as they say, you can either 'run with them, or run from them'. 
To wear a facial badge of such unbridled self assurance doesn't come easy to all. It's not for everyone. The sad examples of patchy, girlie man beards just go to show the lengths that some will go to achieve such stature. The fact is, that Beardgang 'membership has its privileges', among many include the undeniable fact that the ladies love their ambience.
Now, in spirit of the gang, a diamond pendant has been forged in the likeness of their bearded leader, Adam Goldston by none other than (beardless) jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills. See more after the jump. If you have the FUR.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

For Gentlemen Only: John Legend in JBH

One of music's most talented artists on the keys, R&B crooner John Legend has always been a class act all the way down to his fashion sense. He's sought out by photogs on the red carpet often as much as behind the piano for his always dapper looks. 
Legend not only certifies his lady-killer style with an amazing tux and a smile, but lately he has taken his suit game up a notch with pieces from The Gentleman's Collection by Jason of Beverly Hills and celebrity stylist David Thomas
He recently attended The Keep Memory Alive Foundation's "Power of Love Gala" celebrating Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday wearing yet another dashing ensemble and this yellow gold and white diamond lapel accessory (shown below).

The Gentleman's Collection Lapel Accessory

See more of The Legend after the cut.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Icehotel: Diamond Genesis

Not to be confused with ice you'd wear on your neck, but this boutique hotel is just as cold. The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is the world's first and largest hotel made completely out of, you guessed it...ICE. And a little snow. 
Upon arrival, guests are greeted by what is probably the sexiest igloo known to man. A North Pole Penthouse, if you will. 
This place is complete with ice chandeliers, a full ABSOLUT Icebar (because who doesn't like their vodka on ice?) and even features a suite aptly titled "Diamond Genesis" where you can slip into  a hypodermic coma a reindeer skinned sleeping bag surrounded by giant diamond shaped ice sculptures and the cool night air.
You had me at Ice Bar.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Diamond Art

(Eika Dopludo)

Art can be inspired by anything that strikes the mind as beautiful, unique or profound. Art is everywhere. 
You couldn't pick a more perfect muse than diamonds. Not only are they lovely in their own right, but when combined with a creative idea and perhaps a splash of color, they truly shine.
Check out some of these works of art that take their inspiration from the worlds most precious stone.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

JBH on Instagram @JasonofBH

Dying to keep up with Arasheben?

Many of you are already privy to Jason and his many enlightening tweets. In addition to his insight on the jewelry business, this "Purveyor of Lavish Diamond Luxuries" shares his wisdom on such topics as economic responsibilitycurrent events, fashion, and the entire WORLD as we know it.
Now Jason has begun documenting his travels through Instagram, where his followers can take a virtual ride with "El Jefe" through his day to day life. Check out more of Jason Arasheben's personal pics after the jump.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Diamond and Ruby "LOVE" pendant and Hand Knife pendant by JBH. Both available at from authorized dealers.

A Gift For Baby Blue

The world has finally caught the first glimpse of Hollywood's youngest new celebrity, Blue Ivy. 
Jason Arasheben and his team at Jason of Beverly Hills designed this adorable custom pendant to congratulate Jay Z and Beyonce on their new bundle of joy who is just as precious as a diamond. 
She is quite the little dream, isn't she? ~vK

Monday, February 13, 2012

Rest in peace.
Whitney Houston

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jason Arasheben- CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills
A few months ago I was asked to write a review of what jewels to expect to be worn on the red carpet of the 2012 Golden Globes. Sounds like a great opportunity right? 
Well, after I did some research of past Golden Globes, boredom quickly gave me an open handed pimp slap in the face. I realized that I was wasting my time on this particular award show. 
I felt like I was studying 5th grade history all over again. Decrepit old ladies walking down the red carpet wearing the same style jewels my great grandmother wore to my grandmothers wedding. The jewels were flat out boring. 
Don't get me wrong, many of the pieces were made with amazing attention to detail and flawless craftsmanship, but I like to be surprised and inspired by something I haven't seen before. 

I'm officially turning my efforts to the Grammys. That's more my cup of tea! What do you think? -JA
(photo source: FABSUGAR)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rihanna's £100,000 Marilyn Monroe Mosaic

My favorite Rude Gal Rihanna recently decked out her LA pad with a sparkling new piece of artwork inspired by the eternally fabulous Marilyn Monroe. The "Birthday Cake" crooner commissioned British artist Claire Milner to work closely with her interior designers for this 5 foot masterpiece made with 65,000 Swarovski crystals. The price of this piece that truly fit for a diva, is reportedly around £100,000 although the artist says that she has not disclosed an actual number.
Check out the artist Claire Milner inside.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Jason Arasheben- CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills

There's nobody in pop culture that wears his jewelry better than Kanye West-- HANDS DOWN! Much like his music, Ye thinks outside the box with his clothes as well as his jewelry. More importantly he's been consistently versatile with his style throughout his career.

Sometimes he let's the the clothes accessorize the jewels. 
And sometimes the jewels are the accessory.
Either way he's not afraid to push the envelope. It's funny how Kanye hit the stage about a year ago with 10 or so yellow gold chains stacked on top of each other and people ripped him to shreds. They immediately went in on the Mr. T jokes only to find themselves a year later wearing the same thing. 

I personally can't wait to see where he's headed next as far as jewelry trends. Of course, the jeweler in me would prefer that he actually give me a chance to make the pieces for him. -JA

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Birthstone: February AMETHYST

Known to be associated with royalty and wealth for its purple hue, and oddly enough once thought to ward off drunkenness (derived from Greek word "amethystos" meaning "not drunken") the beautiful Amethyst is the official birthstone for those born in February. 
The stone is also linked to love charms, as they make great gifts for Valentine's Day which falls in the month of February. Check out more about the amethyst and all is purple majesty inside.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jason Arasheben, Markus Molinari and Katy Perry @ 1Oak Las Vegas

As we previously reported, Jason Arasheben and Markus Molinari (J.Molinari) along with Katy Perry celebrated the grand opening of Vegas nightclub 1OAK where they presented a $50,000 check to the Give Love Charity.
Check out the re-cap video inside.

Hot Item: J.Molinari Rose Gold Razor Blade

Jason of Beverly Hills and Markus Molinari continue to make fireworks for the J.Molinari Collection. The latest addition stays true to the line's edgy and addictive style with a rose gold razor blade pendant, available now at authorized dealers.
Other pieces from the collection, which have becomes favorites of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lindsay Lohan, can be found at and ~vK

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

J.Molinari and Katy Perry Host 1Oak Nightclub for Charity

This friday night, J.Molinari Jewelry designers Jason Arasheben and Markus Molinari are teaming up to host a "Give Love" charity event at 1 Oak Nightclub in Vegas, part of a 3-day grand opening for the new club. Along with special guest Katy Perry, Give Love co-founders Patricia Arquette and Rosetta Getty will be partying with guests in order to promote awareness to the charity which supports temporary housing development in Haiti as well as eco-sanitation efforts.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!!


Some associate the year 2012 with doomsday predictions (and movies with brilliant marketing strategies), but this actually may be your lucky year! According to the The Shēngxiào, as of today, we have just entered the year of the DRAGON which is thought to be the luckiest year in the Chinese Zodiac. The Dragon is highly revered within Chinese culture, and is seen as a symbol of power. There have been reports of women strategically planning their pregnancies so that they might have children born during the year of the dragon (January 23 to February 9th, 2013) in hopes that they will posses the qualities that identify with the sign.
In the spirit of this festive changeover from Rabbit to Dragon, Jason of Beverly Hills has created these limited edition Dragon earrings (seen above). Who knows, they might give you good luck! ~vk