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Here's a look at the most coveted bracelet in the world, the $500,000 World Series of Poker cuff created by Jason of Beverly Hills. The November Nine, as the finalists for the WSOP Main Event are dubbed, will compete for the bracelet Nov. 4-5 at the Rio.
Founder and designer at Jason of Beverly Hills Jason Arasheben used 28 carats of brilliant white diamonds — including two black diamonds and two rubies to represent each card suit — set within more than 220 grams of 14-carat white gold. Arasheban spent 250 hours creating the piece.
For the first time, the WSOP Main Event bracelet will also be customized to the winner. The bracelet design includes the two "hole cards" dealt during the WSOP Main Event final hand. After the final hand is dealt, Arasheben will laser cut each card to correspond to the winning hand of the new world champion.
Jason of Beverly Hills, which started working with the WSOP last year, also designed and created the 74 championship bracelets awarded throughout the tournament over the summer and jewelry for the WSOP Asia-Pacific in Melbourne, Australia, and the WSOP Europe event in Paris, with an approximate appraisal value $1 million for all the jewelry. In the world of sports, the WSOP bracelet is considered one of the most expensive pieces of championship jewelry. Arasheben also created the championship rings for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010.
· Jason of Beverly Hills [Official Site]
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