Meet the Jeweler Behind J Balvin’s Blinged-Out McDonald’s Meal Jewelry

A Big Mac (hold the pickles), medium fries, and an Oreo McFlurry. It’s a top tier order from McDonald’s for just about anybody. But it also just so happens to be Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin’s go-to meal. For the next month, thousands of customers will have the opportunity to get their hands on Balvin’s favorite order from the fast food giant. But you know that something exclusive had to be cooked up for the Colores artist to celebrate the momentous partnership.

Known for his eccentric collection of custom jewelry that includes everything from spinning Takashi Murakami flower pendants to rainbow-colored Rolex watches, it was only right that Balvin and his team chose to cement the collab by turning it into diamond-encrusted jewelry. In fact, the blinged out Big Mac, fries, McFlurry, and even the glossy red tray hang from Balvin’s neck in the campaign imagery.

Image via McDonald's/Seba
Image via McDonald’s/Seba


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Meet The Canadian Jeweler Making Luxury Cannabis Accessories Out Of Gold, Silver And Precious Stones

What do electronic music, precious metals and cannabis have in common? All three are passions of Toronto-based goldsmith Alex Dordevic, the CEO of Tribe and a man who wants to change the meaning of the word ‘luxury’ in the cannabis accessories space. 

Established in 1993, Tribe began as a magazine documenting Toronto’s budding underground electronic music scene. It was the first in Canada to possess an online parallel, with a community now “four and a half million pages deep” according to Dordevic. Though the magazine halted publication in 2005, its forum is still active and has become a place where the multitalented publisher-turned-goldsmith can spread the seed, so to speak, among readers and cannabis consumers interested in customized high-end cannabis accessories.

While the

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