Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, closed
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
If you've ever watched a video by P. Diddy or Nas, you've seen Jacob & Co. the Jeweler's watches and chains (and maybe even Jacob Arabo himself). Jacob the Jeweler may be the king of bling for rap stars and high-end stylists, but his family-owned business still caters to noncelebrity clients. Operating out of a "mine-inspired" storefront on the East Side, the townhouse space is packed with Jacob’s signature five-time-zone watches. Gaudiness is in abundance, but classier pieces include simple diamond chains, earrings, and bracelets.
In addition to unusual diamond cuts and modern designs, Jacob & Co. can also create custom designs, with customers choosing diamonds of any size, shape, or color, while the staff works personally with customers to design a setting.