Jacob Arabo

Founder and Chairman of Jacob & Co.

Jacob Arabo began his journey in the world of fine jewelry and timepieces as a 16-year old apprentice. A short time later, Jacob opened a small booth in New York City’s bustling diamond district and began designing collections for jewelry brands and private clients. In 1986, Arabo launched his own luxury label, Jacob & Co.

Since then, his boundless quest for the creative has delivered an ever expanding array of jewelry and watches that have continued to enchant clients and critics alike earning him extensive global press coverage and a loyal international following. Jacob maximizes his valued industry relationships to discover the world’s most fantastical gems and fashion them into pieces of extraordinary beauty.

As a jeweler, Jacob sources singularly rare and exceptional stones each selected with the utmost integrity of origin and the critical care of an artist’s eye. His inventiveness and inspiration merge with the finest jewelry making techniques to give birth to iconic and intricately crafted masterpieces.

In 2002, Arabo began to design watches that became symbols of success for both bold face names and serious collectors. As the creative force behind the brand’s ingenious watch collections, Arabo has received a number of design awards and is recognized as the “Master of World Time” – even earning a place in music fame with more than 200 references in pop culture songs to his “over-the-top” timepieces.

In addition to the incredible complications, his opulent, intricately set jewelry watches have dressed the wrists of celebrities and graced the covers of many publications.

From midtown Manhattan where he established his flagship retail location to Moscow and the corners of the world, Jacob’s jewelry and timepieces have become iconic expressions for his clients. Inspired by the impossible, he is energized by the creative challenge of envisioning and realizing new jewelry and timepiece designs that will continue to intrigue and invite fans and followers to enjoy his creations.