Brooklyn Nets get new bling
Jay-Z's decision to take Brooklyn back to the old days in terms of style has now transcended into the world of jewelry. So far Jay has influenced the Brooklyn Nets by taking the team's look back to basics in a mix of white, black and gray. Now, jewelry designer Gabriel Urist is following suit. Freshness Magazine reports the artist recently unveiled his new collection of rings and pendants meant to honor the franchise.
Introductory pieces include the Brooklyn Primary Signet ring, the B Ball Signet ring, the Brooklyn Medallion, the Brooklyn Shield Double Pendant and the BK Wordmark Band. The collection is available on Urist's online shop and fans of the team will certainly want to have one of these custom pieces on and ready by November 1. This is the date the Nets will kick off their season against rivals the New York Knicks.
Universe Magazine reports Urist is no stranger to crafting sports memorabilia - in fact, it is his livelihood. Urist honed in on his jewelry making skills while attending the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, he then moved to New York City and has since made a name for himself crafting custom sports-inspired jewelry and other pieces for celebrities. His clients include Kanye West, Spike Lee and Mos Def.