Dec29

BOSSY

December 29, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 17 comments

damn it’s been a LONGGGGG time since I posted anything huh?
well check this out, after the sale we had the units we moved, you wouldn’t be able to do shit either! thank you to everyone who participated in our sale. we honestly made a 10% margin profit on these items… our next sale will be before valentines day and then pretty much nothing until the holiday season again 2013.

while we were making shit tons of Jesus Pieces, I had a few things happen that were worth mentioning…

a client in the midwest who served our country wanted me to make him a piece that defines the Highest ranking non commissioned officer and he wanted it in rose gold and with some bright white round diamonds….

well, you know we did that!




this chain is so clean and so beautiful. we made it really heavy too. it’s about the size of a standard jesus piece and stay tuned, I think we might make one in yellow and white for him

so I had to shake to San Francisco to be with my wife’s family out there and it’s tradition we do that each year… this was my 3rd Christmas with them and this time around it was fucking freezing…. but what was so important was that it was London’s first xmas!

before we get into the christmas thing… I haven’t cared about Christmas since I was maybe 19 years old… it’s mostly for the kids in my family and stuff… and my wife, obviously it was special because my son is here now, but I only gave out gifts to 3 people over the age of 10 and one of them was my brother Nick Diamond….

that’s only about 10 racks in the nightclub 😉 welcome to the champagne Hooligan crew fam. 6 Liters of Veuve Clicquot yellow label to the head! and congrats on getting engaged fam. of course you know I made the ring


did some shopping around union square and honestly? so much has evolved since the early 90’s when I lived there and of course I’ve visited hundreds of times since then, but seriously, there has been trillions of dollars made on the internet just right there in the bay…. it’s so much more of a metropolitan feel than LA is and of course LA is where I was born and bred, but in 5 or so more years, I’d love to live in SF, somewhere in Pacific Heights and raise London out there… all the shopping is right there too 😉

so how cold was it?

that’s cold for california. fuck… it hit 18 degrees by palmdale that same night!

it was a perfect night for some sinigang!

jesus at the amount of food we ate during xmas at my in laws family’s house smh…. I mean, every christmas morning, we have this filipino breakfast and I must have had 4 helpings of longanisa and eggs smh!
so good!

but on a healthier note!

can’t tell me London isn’t the flyest kid out there! Gucci jacket, gucci onesie on underneath, Joe’s skinny jeans and some Supra Croc Skytops!


smh, thank god he got my wife’s looks!
thanks to Junior at Ray Ban for hooking up my son with a few pairs of baby shades

much love to the Zumiez in Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, CA and to Kris over there…. they handle biz! that’s where I’m pretty sure I want to do my instore for my BB neff watch and that mall is pretty cool for what it is out there that far in the east bay. hope to see you at Zumiez 100K

made some shit for the ladies that is worth posting…

14k custom “JM” charm all prong set and with VVS’s, and it’s a lot cleaner in person…


made my boy Rex’s wife a nice big sideways cross…. I should have sent her that box of Bottega Louie macaroons too

but back to big things…

my boy Game hit me up as soon as I touched back down in LA and wanted 12 rolex’s for his boys….

I thought he was bluffing til I seen this

so I met up with him at Kate Mantilini’s (from the Movie “HEAT”) and dropped off the watches to the whole team…

but he made it worth my while of course… Game said 15 Rolex’s in his tweet, but I only brought 12, he had 3 already. and 2 were on HIS wrist lol


much love to the entire Black Wall Street fam

here’s a video of the quick wrap up of the evening’s event

Ben Baller presents Rolex watches to GAME and Roley Boyz from TaydoeTV on

I finally got to eat at Fat Cow at the Grove yesterday and it was alright. not fantastic, but definitely tasty and surprisingly on the expensive side.

I personally rather have a #9 at Roscoe’s…. BUT AS IF 12 Rolex’s wasn’t enough? after eating at the Grove and finding a missing piece for my NYE outfit, I get a call from thee biggest star in the world… my little homey Justin Bieber hit me up

tells me he wants 2 jesus pieces and some grills and whatever I got…
so I rushed back to my house to drop off London with Nic and got my grill mold kit and whatever ice I had lol… met back up in Beverly Hills with JB and we sat in his sick ass Sprinter and chopped it up… He asked where London was and I said he could meet him next time when I finish making the jewels… but in the meantime, he copped 2 chains from me and 2 new jesus pieces which I’ve never made in this custom size before and hooked him and Lil Twist up with some fronts

lol, my boy already knows he’s the man.

while JB is trying on chains, I’m catching up with him and Ryan(his best friend since he was a youth, which I love because dude is all the way solid and not with the hollywood bullshit) and Justin tells me that he wanted to be on my show to fuck with Jacob! damn man, that would have been hard! oh well, we’ll get him on when I hit network. He’s always had my back when it came to press.

btw, he showed me his new Ferrari and it’s pretty sick. a LOT of custom work done, but fuck it, he’s young and filthy rich… I’m definitely going to take it out and whip it around town soon


and with that pic… cat’s already know where to go when they need that official swag
thanks again Justin

thanks to everyone again for 2012. it’s been the best year of my life so far. seriously, everyone is counting 2012 out already, but there are 2 days left! still a couple million to easily be made before the new year!

everyone be safe and if you’re in San Diego for NYE, you might see me or my Ghost floating around downtown 😉

god bless
peace!

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COMMENTS (17)

  • JuniorDecember 29, 2012 9:12 am

    Congrats on a successful 2012 Ben. Happy New Year to you and your fam. Will need an angagement ring in 2013.

  • Ben BallerDecember 29, 2012 12:09 pm

    you too Junior, and hit us up for whatever you need… we’ve been making the sickest engagement rings lately!

  • RmDecember 29, 2012 2:01 pm

    100k for 15 rolexes? #lawl #cheap! #15forthepriceof3

  • WilliamDecember 29, 2012 5:50 pm

    Ben…any thoughts on passing on your Dunamis?

  • Ben BallerDecember 29, 2012 8:40 pm

    @William, passing??

    $100k for 12 rolex’s and 7 of them were stainless. brand new datejusts are $7k or less easy. the two tones are like $9-$10k the math isn’t wrong.

  • JuniorDecember 29, 2012 9:05 pm

    *engagement …good looking…will keep you posted. Thanks

  • WilliamDecember 30, 2012 9:51 am

    Selling rather… (Previously you had the Hercules out for sale). . . . just figured I inquire.

  • WilliamDecember 30, 2012 10:00 am

    pardon…Hubris. . .

  • RmDecember 30, 2012 3:32 pm

    7SS? pic made it look like u sold mad presidents #jussayin #diamondbezelonaSSrolexisano-no
    Btw don’t have 2 point keyfob at spirit of ecstacy 2 lock ghost #checktheusermanual

  • Debonair73December 31, 2012 5:58 pm

    That military piece is really nice.

  • Debonair73December 31, 2012 5:58 pm

    That military piece is really nice.

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    ben whats that hdr app u use for ur pics?

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    You should take the photo of the check down or black out the personal info.

    Love your work btw.

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  • bJanuary 10, 2013 9:43 pm

    Hey Ben,
    First, I would like to say Thanks for the years of awesome and informative blogging. I have been a frequent visitor to your blog ever since you were on myspace. Though, as my life became hectic the frequency slowed down, however, I still made it back once every two weeks.
    Whats quite funny, to me, is when I think back to when I started to follow your blog, I admired you for all the wrong reasons. I looked at the lifestyle you led, and tried to lead a similar lifestyle in SD. Though, this was in my early twenties, I noticed I got tired of partying and chasing these fake women quite quickly. I decided to focus all my energy towards trying to secure a better lifestyle for my future family.
    During this mind frame shift, I noticed that, though you personified something else you were moving towards something better. Now, I truly understand that those nights of partying, that memorable picture of you with the oversized chain and iced out grill, was a decisive decision to build the brand we know to be Ben Baller. Honestly speaking, I think the level of tenacity you display is just remarkable. Comparatively, your resume is similar to Tim Ferriss. Who do you know, better yet who can you name, played ball at a top school, dj’d the biggest clubs (before this became popular), plus worked with Dre, and started a successful jewelry business.
    Im gonna cut this short, first time ever posting on a blog and I sure dont want to sound like these kids that keep pestering you. Anyway, keep up the hustle, and if it is not too much to ask, blog a bit more. I see that updates you make now are more geared towards the twitter, and Facebook followers. Though, I have neither, I would love it if you posted more often.

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    Ben, I have A business that you will be interested in. I’m not asking for any type of partnership or investment. Nor is this a clothing line. You like cars & I like cars. We can make big things happen. I’m not hollywood and I don’t want to meet you just to say I met you. 100% Business. Email me at SamNawabi@icloud.com and I’ll give you my number and we’ll go from there. Have a great day!

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