The Bling Of Hip-Hop: A Look At The Glitzy Jewelry Of The Genre

From gold chains and grills that date back to Run DMC in the 1980s, to ‘iced out’ watches and diamond rings popularized by P Diddy in the ’90s and 2000s bling has always been an essential part of hip-hop fashion. The trend reached a fever pitch when Lil Uzi Vert debuted his $24 million dollar pink diamond forehead piercing in February 2021. This iced-out forehead piece became an instant hit amongst fans, who quickly began copying it with much more affordable versions made from synthetic diamonds or cubic zirconia stones. In recent years there have been other major trends within hip-hop jewelry such as custom pendants featuring cartoon characters like Spongebob Squarepants or Sailor Moon which can cost thousands of dollars depending on their size and materials used. Custom rings are also becoming increasingly popular with young rap stars who want to show off their own unique style with personalized pieces made from gold or silver set with diamonds or colored gemstones.
Whatever form they take, it’s clear that bling still continues to define what it means to be fashionable within today’s hip-hop scene whether you’re wearing a simple chain like Scarface or rocking a multi-million dollar ice sculpture like Lil Uzi Vert these pieces help express individual identity whilst making sure everyone knows you mean business! So if you’ve ever wanted to look fly just like your favorite rapper but don’t have millions (or even hundreds) to spend on your own set of dazzling jewels don’t worry! There are plenty more affordable options available for those looking for some stylishness without breaking the bank!