Kanye West has a passion for Jesus Christ evident
in his song “Jesus Walks” and now the religious figure can symbolically
walk with the producer/rapper at all times.
West and famed Jacob The Jeweler have joined
forces to produce a line of “religious-themed” jewelry, which includes
diamond studded Jesus pendants.
Presently, the pair released a lavish Jesus piece
for potential consumers to view. The gold piece features a crown of diamond-set
thorns on Jesus’ head, two sparkling diamond eyes and red rubies that form
tears flowing from the Savior’s eye.
Diamonds and other gems are sprinkled throughout
Jesus’ hair, beard and face to complete the shiny work of art. [To see
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West and the jewelry merchant have yet to announce
a name for the line, but such details will be made public in the near future.
In the song “Jesus Walks,” which spawned
the union, West reveals his need for Jesus in his life. “God show me the
way because the devil [is] trying to break me down.”
Jacob Arabo is the jeweler of choice among Hip-Hop
celebrities. Arabo, a Russian immigrant, recently signed a licensing deal with
the NBA for the rights to place the NBA logo and all 29 teams on his famous
Five Time Zone watches.
After founding his company in 1981, Jacob’s
fortunes took off in the mid-1990’s when Faith Evans found his New York-based
store as she was seeking jewelry for her upcoming CD cover.
Later, she returned with her husband, the late
Notorious B.I.G., who became a loyal customer and recommended the jewelers creations
to numerous high profile friends in the entertainment business.