He’s DJ’d for Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Jay Z and Jennifer Lopez. But now Greg Andrews — a k a DJ Ruckus — isn’t only manning the turntables: He wants to turn the jewelry world on its ear with his line of bling.
Using crystals, silver and bronze metal, Andrews’ Roxhouse necklaces cost anywhere from $125 to $325.
But the relatively low prices haven’t deterred some high-voltage stars — his (maternal) cousins Lenny Kravitz and daughter Zoë, “Desperate Housewives” actor Mehcad Brooks and Ashlee Simpson — from wearing them.
“When you blend both worlds, it’s cool to see someone dancing to my music and wearing my pieces at the same time,” Andrews tells The Post.
New York-born and Miami-raised Andrews, 31, started spinning not long after receiving a pair of turntables for his 14th birthday. When he was just a junior in high school, he MC’d Sean Combs’ birthday bash in Morocco.
It wasn’t until earlier this year that the LA-based DJ found his new calling when, at a Miami restaurant, he admired a big, beautiful stone necklace worn by jewelry designer Alexis Dawn Geller.
“It was a mixture of earthy with a little bit of flash,” he says. “All I saw was this beautiful crystal, and I was instantly intrigued.” He introduced himself, and soon they decided to go into business together.
Making the designs cost-effective was important.
“I do not like to overdo things,” says Andrews, who prefers to marry low-key jeans and T-shirts with expensive kicks. “There’s no need to be flashy.”
The stones are sourced from Japan, Egypt and Brazil, and when he’s not jetting to DJ’ing gigs, Andrews is spending time in Miami collaborating with his partner.
“Alexis has been great with helping me narrow down designs, but she still allows me to do it my way,” says Andrews, whose jewelry is available at roxhouse.com.
Another new focus for Andrews is his relationship with Australian model Shanina Shaik. The pair started dating in May, not long after Shaik broke things off with supermodel Tyson Beckford.
“I saw her at an after-party at Coachella [sitting] in a corner, and I was like, ‘What are you doing sitting here by yourself? You should be with me,’ ” he recalls. “I am still cool with Tyson. There hasn’t been a problem . . . yet.”
With his model girlfriend, Kravitz cousins and celebrity clients, Andrews has seen his share of A-list partying. You’d be surprised who parties the hardest.
“Oprah gets down, but you never really see it because she is so rich and famous,” he says. “I can say when she goes, she goes in. Between Jay Z and Steven Spielberg, I would say Jay parties harder, but Spielberg is cooler.”
And what has he learned from all his boldfaced hobnobbing?
“I hang around a lot of people who are very fortunate — whether they are born into money or later acquire it,” he says. “But it really doesn’t matter. I am a firm believer that if you are corny before money, you will still be corny after it.”
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