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The Jewelry Insider

January 13, 2011

Kanye West’s real diamond teeth are going to be hard for him to top in the bling department, but (lucky for us) that doesn’t mean the controversial rap artist won’t give it a go.

The latest carat-heavy Kanye creation to make news is a custom-made diamond Tiret watch that took over 5 months to make. Why is this particular ticker so worthy of our Kanye?

Perhaps it’s the 8 carats of yellow, black, brown and white diamonds that make it sparkle? Or maybe the dial of the watch, itself, which is made of gleaming gold-colored mother-of-pearl? Or the fact that hot hip-hop entrepreneur, Damon Dash’s, company was in charge of the design?

No. The best part of West’s latest jewelry jones is that the watch face IS his own face. Yes, jewelry hounds, the 8-carats of diamonds are arranged in the shape of his own glasses-clad countenance.

And I was worried about his self esteem…

Apparently Kanye isn’t the only artist with confidence issues. In a ‘my watch face is blingier than your watch face’ move, the mighty Usher commissed Dash to make a timepiece with a price tag of $250,000.

I don’t even want to think what Lil’ Wayne would come away with…

West’s next venture is the highly anticipated (and aptly named) ‘Watch the Throne,’ a collaborative album with Jay-Z set to drop this week – or March 1st.


The Jewelry Insider

January 14, 2010

So you’ve got oh, about $1 million worth of jewelry, $50,000 in furs and thousands in techno-trinkets and gifts just hanging out in your SUV while you do some last minute Christmas shopping. No big thing – especially if you’re a superstar with folks tracking your every move.

So imagine Usher’s surprise when he returned from the AT & T store in Atlanta to find his SUV broken into and the luxury loot stolen!

According to an Atlanta Police Department report, the 31-year-old singer and a friend were returning from the city’s airport Dec. 14 when they stopped at an AT&T store in Lenox Square Mall.

A witness told cops they saw a vehicle pull up next to the “My Way” singer’s black GMC Yukon before one man got out, popped open the door, seized the valuables and sped off in a burgundy Chevy Impala (classy).

More valuable than the family jewels, unrealeased tracks from Usher’s new album, Raymond vs. Raymond were also part of the stolen stash but the album is stil set for a February 16th release date (despite online leaks akimbo).

All in a day’s work…

Are you protected in the event someone decides to nab the contents of your jewelry box? Get familiar with jewelry insurance, jewelry certificates and jewelry appraisals with this informative article from the Jewelry.com education section. And best to take your $1 million shopping spree home before you make a stop at the mall.