New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram Jr. scored big while expanding his fine jewelry collection.
The former Heisman Trophy winner is
redefining men’s jewelry with his taste in black diamond jewelry. His
most recent purchase through New York City jeweler Avianne & Co. is a black diamond chain set, which includes a bracelet, chain and ring, and retails for $120,000.
His 36-inch black diamond chain
features more than 300 carats in diamonds, each of which is five
carats. Avianne & Co. has seen a rise in purchases of jewelry that
features the more rare black diamond.
“A lot of time goes into preparing a
black diamond to be set in a piece,” said Joe Avianne. “Black diamonds
are typically more difficult to cut than normal diamonds and they create
an air of elegance and prestige because so few people own black
Other celebrities enjoy jewelry featuring black diamonds in their pieces. Recently, Anthony "Romeo" Santos who bought a $30,000 black diamond necklace with a 117 carat total diamond weight from Avianne & Co.
Ingram’s purchase also includes a
Cuban link chain created with 14-karat yellow gold for $25,000. The
Cuban link was popular in the 1980s and 1990s and has increased in
popularity as more and more celebrities add them to their wardrobes.
“Items such as Cuban link chains are
seeing a significant resurgence as a result of contemporary tastes,”
said Avianne. “Being the jewelers of choice for many celebrity fashion
icons, we always must ensure that our designs remain at the forefront of
en vogue styles.”
Ingram completed his purchase with a mini rope chain and a customized Jesus pendant.