You Should Know: Shayan Afshar

by Christie Grimm · March 18, 2016

When Shayan was six years old, he hung out at his father’s jewelry shop in Downtown LA and learned everything he could. At 18, this jewelry Doogie Howser launched his own  line. Not much older now, Shayan’s client list is as massive as it is impressive, boasting names like Rihanna, Lebron James, Kim Kardashian, even the Saudi Royal family. Specializing in over-the-top custom fine jewelry, he designed an amazing $1 million bespoke ring for Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife. Um.. Ca-ching!

Name: Shayan Afshar
Occupation: Jeweler / Watch Dealer
Place of birth: LA
Instagram / Twitter: @shayanafshar / -
Zodiac Sign: Taurus  

What do you actually do all day? Get to the office at 8am, check on jobs in progress, give clients status updates, design meetings and gym. 

Favorite song growing up? Huge fan of music in general, too many favorites. 

My biggest secret is… I’m a clean freak. 

Why do you live in Los Angeles? Born and raised, we have the best weather. 

My motto is… Work is never done 

My alter ego is… Steve McQueen 

The last drink I had was… Macallan 18

My secret crush is… Penelope Cruz 

What was your first job? Worked at a preschool 

If you had one day left to live in LA, what would you do? Eat my way through the city 

Coming from? Going to? Barbershop, Office  

What is your favorite work of art? I feel like everything in life is art but if you mean the classic definition, I’m a big fan of Jeff Koons. 

Who should we know? HANNAH SIDER