Wednesday Hump Day Fun Fact # 60 !!!
Posted by Daubin Barshtak on October 22, 2014.
(Jacob & Co. JC-9 Men's 5 Time Zone)
Jacob & Co. brief overview !!!
Yakov Arabov, founder of Jacob & Co., emigrated with his family when he was 14 from the former Soviet Union republic of Uzbekistan to the United States and later adopted the professional version of his name: Jacob Arabo. As a youngster he had an interest in his family’s jewelry and timepieces. At age 16, he discontinued his formal education before completing high school and enrolled in a six-month jewelry-making course. By the time he was 17 years old he was designing his own pieces in his own jewelry factory near New York City's diamond district.
Initially selling his pieces from a kiosk in the Kaplan Jewelry Exchange (in the heart of New York City’s jewelry district), by the age of 21, Arabo had officially started his own company, called Diamond Quasar, and began designing his own Jacob & Co. branded jewelry.
Although he started out offering moderately priced, traditional jewelry, Arabo’s design sense soon caught the eyes of celebrities, singers, and artists in the hip-hop and rap music world. In the early 1990s, his clientele and business grew and Arabo became known as “Jacob the Jeweler,” the moniker first appearing in rap songs by Jay-Z, Nas and other rappers.