Beside overall money winnings, a WSOP bracelet has become the de facto the measure of success in the poker industry. Winning a World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet and cementing their names in the history books is the dream of all poker players.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has chosen famed celebrity jewelry designer Jason Arasheben, “Jason of Beverly Hills”, to design this year’s WSOP Main Event bracelet, in addition to the 66 other championship pieces to be awarded during the WSOP and WSOP Europe in 2012.
Jason of Beverly Hills has become the jeweler of choice for entertainment and sports stars alike. From producing the two world championship rings for the Los Angeles Lakers to custom jewelry for celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Diddy and athletes like Matt Kemp, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. He has a reputation for creating over-the-top one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
“Blinger is Better,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “Jason grasped the heritage of WSOP bracelets, but was only interested if he could take it up several notches. This is a trophy that truly embodies the promise of today’s WSOP – seemingly unthinkable dreams are dealt each year. I challenge anyone to keep a poker face when they see this bracelet in person.”
“We are honored to have the opportunity to create this masterpiece for the World Series of Poker and it will go down as the most expensive piece of championship jewelry across all major sports,” said Jason of Beverly Hills about the WSOP Main Event gold bracelet. “We will tour this bracelet in our Las Vegas and Beverly Hills boutique so the world can bear witness to this historic work of art.”
The WSOP Main Event gold bracelet will feature hand-picked round cut diamonds, while the four card suits will feature rubies and black diamonds. The bracelet features over 160 grams of 14 karat gold and over 35 carats of flawless diamonds.
These unique characteristics make this bracelet truly priceless in value.
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