When there is a talk about the glitz and glamor of jewelry business, Jacob Arabo’s name is bound to make its entry. When there is a talk about people who scaled the heights of success at a very young age, the name of Jacob Arabo is sure to emerge in the discussion. When there is a discussion about New York magnets, the talk is mostly about Jacob Arabo. As a matter of fact, Jacob Arabo is a man who, at a very young age, understood that success never comes to you in a silver platter and you need to know exactly when is it required to change the course of life in order to achieve it. Thus, whenever we speak of stalwarts making up to the zenith of accomplishments, we speak of Jacob Arabo.
US, with all its opportunities, is the “promised land” of modern man. Fate extended his hand for a shake with Jacob Arabo, who was born Yakov Arabov in Uzbekistan, for the first time when his parents relocated to New York when he was 14 years old. In next two years, Jacob was sure that he was not meant for formal education. He enrolled himself into a jewelry making program of six months and it was there that he realized his latent love for jewelry. He took only four months to complete the program and with the recommendations of his professors, he started his first venture at 16 in Kaplan Jewelry Exchange, in the Diamond District of Manhattan.
Jacob Arabo started his early career with designing under different labels and some private clients. His designs were usually had geometrical patterns with clear shapes and were available at quite a moderate price. By 1986, as he turned 21, he launched his first brand Diamond Quasar with his own company Jacob & Co. It was the Grammy Award winning singer Faith Evans who took a fancy on his designs for the first time and since then there was no looking back. Today his client list includes Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson, David Beckham, Sir Elton John, Cristiano Ronaldo, Justin Timberlake, Naomi Campbell and many more. He started creating designer timepieces by 2002 and in 2005, moved his store to the elite location of East 57th Street in his Flagship Boutique. Today, he proudly owns boutiques and stores in all over US and Europe as well as in some of the African and Asian countries.
His popularity can be assessed by the fact that he has been featured in a video game Def Jam Fight for NY where the characters are hip-hop artists competing for cash to buy watch and jewelries from Jacob the Jeweler. Also, there are numerous hip hop songs where he has been mentioned. His noted creation “The World is Yours” timepiece with five time zones has been awarded Travel and Leisure Design Award in 2006. It is said that god gives everyone an opportunity to shape the life. Those who recognize and grab it can mark a difference and those who cannot, lose in the oblivion. Jacob Arabo was given that opportunity at a very tender age, but successful as he meant to be, he did not fail to grab it with all his might. And the result is before everyone.