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These Pieces Of Jewelry Are More Expensive Than Your Home

Jewelry is synonymous with Hip Hop Music. Something about big gold chains and flashy over the top necklaces, make an artist feel like a hip-hop legend. These rappers’ and musicians’ collections, take “bling” to a whole new level.

Some of the first rappers to wear flashy jewelry, which at the time seemed outlandish, was Run DMC in the 80’s. The 80’s was all about gold. Back then, the “crazy” jewelry was thick gold chains with a large pendant. The more gold the better. This trend continued with names like NAS and Jay-Z into the 90’s. A lot of rappers and artists will credit Jay-Z for bringing platinum into the hip hop community. Platinum became the new gold.

The 2000’s brought diamonds into the typical jewelry rotation. Diamonds covered every piece of jewelry, including gold and diamond teeth. Artists like Trick Daddy and Nelly brought “grills” into the scene. Diamonds continue today as a status symbol for the wealthy and hip hop elite alike. These days, artists like 2 Chainz and Lil Pump spend millions of dollars on jewelry. It isn’t uncommon to spend $600k on a chain covered in diamonds or even $1 million on a watch.