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Jacob the Jeweler: where does that come from?

Jacob & Co. is all about enchanting gemology and mechanical wizardry.

Behind every great brand stands a stalwart individual. In 1979 at age 14, Jacob Arabo came to America from Uzbekistan with his parents. He was always curious about his family’s heirloom jewelry and timepieces. He endured American public schools until enrolling in a six-month jewelry course and an apprenticeship – he completed in four months.

At 17, he set up a small shop in New York’s diamond district. Jacob’s designs soon caught the attention of the music world, notably rap and hip-hop artists. Less than two decades later,  Jacob & Co. was known for providing watches and astounding pieces of jewelry to musical artists, rap singers, National Basketball Association players, and other jet-set celebrities such as the Beckam’s. His celebrity clients began calling him “Jacob the Jeweler” and his name and his products became legendary in pop culture and music.

As word of his art spread to the international set, Jacob & Co. began opening shops at over a dozen locations around the globe, from Monaco to Las Vegas, from London to Qatar, to a few.

A global success story, Jacob Arabo attracted the attention of international authorities. Charges involving money-laundering were eventually dropped. Other charges required jail time of two-and-a-half years and a substantial fine. Jacob paid his debt and jumped right back into the international jewelry and timepiece scene; humbled, lesson-learned, but eager to retake his place – and he did.

The Jacob & Co. high-jewelry collection offers singularly rare and exceptional stones. Jacob the Jeweler, working with these fine materials, has made custom work one of the firm’s biggest strengths. The company’s fine jewelry collection includes Jacob’s Plume earrings, that match the allure of bird feathers, and the whimsical Captive Love Cuff. The men’s jewelry collection offers dynamic and trend-setting bracelets, rings, cuff links, and stick pins. The bridal collection holds a broad selection for men and women. Custom work is available for fine wedding jewelry as well.

Also called The Master of World Time, Jacob & Co.’s ingenious timepieces and opulent jewelry watches feature perfectly selected and set stones, a hallmark of the brand. Though it has broken the outer limits with many of its timepiece offerings, the Astronomia Tourbillon is a truly unique timepiece – its spinning Earth and diamond Moon capture the movement of time and the heavens on the wrist.

Jacob & Co. ably offers something for everyone. For instance, the accessories collection includes diamond dice, a baby spoon, and a bejeweled peacock clutch purse. With a unique talent for creating designs that are innovative and spectacular, Jacob & Co. has grown into one of the most inspirational and luxurious brands in the haute timepiece and jewelry industry.

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Yellow diamond riviera necklace
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Safety pin earrings mounted on white gold set with brilliant cut diamonds

 

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Pendant mounted on rose gold set with 21 pink sapphires and 234 brilliant cut diamonds 
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Brilliant Flying Tourbillon Arlequino 
Branding- Jacob Arabo founds his new company and begins designing jewelry under his own brand, Jacob & Co.
1986
Making Time- The brand enters the watchmaking industry. Eventually, Jacob & Co. watchmaking is headquartered in Geneva, the heart of horology.
2002
New Beginnings - Jacob & Co. opens its flagship store at 57th street and Park Avenue, one of the most glamorous retail blocks on Earth.
2004
Time Technology- Presentation of the Quenttin Tourbillon watch, featuring a 31-day power reserve and anti-gravity tourbillon.
2006
Time Traveler - Jacob & Co.'s The World is Yours watch wins a Travel + Leisure Design Award
2006
Standard Time - Jacob & Co. presents a true GMT (Greewhich Mean Time) watch
2007
Wooing the World- Jacob & Co. unveils its latest timepiece and jewelry collections in Dubai
2008
Monaco Marketing- Jacob & Co. exhibits at the first annual Monaco gemology and horology exhibition.
2012
Nostalgic Innovation- Launch of the Epic SF24 watch, with 20 time zones on demand, and the Ghost watch, a mix of old-time horologic craftsmanship and digital age technology.
2013
Watch Wizardry- Launch of the fantastic Astronomia Tourbillon timepiece at BaselWorld in Geneva – an astounding watch.
2014
Private Patrons- Jacob & Co., with Jacob as host, held an invitation-only exhibition for movers and shakers in the global haute jewelry milieu. There he invited the scrutiny of unique diamonds and other gemstones from his exclusive sources, including a vivid blue diamond with an emerald cut, coming in at 18.28 carats, and worth in excess of $50-million USD.
2015