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January 11, 2022

If you're a fan of hip hop, then you know that jewelry is a big part of the culture. From massive gold chains to elaborate diamond-encrusted rings, rappers love to show off their bling. But what are the most popular pieces of hip hop jewelry? Here's a look at the top five.

Cuban Link Chains

There is a reason Cuban Link Chains are one of the most popular jewelry items in hip hop and rap music. These chains feature thick interlocking links providing you with an array options for adding baguettes or round cut diamonds throughout. These thick interlocking links also provide strong durability when performing on stage or when being worn heavy pendants! In short Cuban Link Chains are not only a flashy and customizable accessory, they are also strong enough to handle the day to day life of any performance artist.

Diamond Rings

Diamond Rings have been a staple in the Hip Hop community for decades. A few diamond rings have become more common than others, for example Diamond Star Rings have been worn by artists like, Young Dolph, King Von, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Baby and 50 Cent to name a few. Diamond Rings shine on stage while an artists is holding their microphone providing the perfect opportunity to stand front and center to the crowd. 

Custom Pendants

A common right of passage when ascending to fame is to adorn yourself with Jewels and Gold of all different kinds. This can include multiple variations of different styles and colors. Within the Hip Hop community, Custom Pendants have become almost a necessity. Custom Pendants allow an artist to make a piece that truly grasps their identity. Common types of custom pendants include Record Label Logos, Nicknames and even Characters that are favorite of the musician creating the piece. These chains are customizable by Gold Color, Gold Quality, Diamond Color, Diamond Clarity and even Size. A common piece to use for reference would be Lil Baby's 4PF Pendant which pays homage to his record label "4 Pockets Full".

Diamond Earrings

Diamond Earrings like most other Hip Hop and Rap Jewelry is primarily used as a way to display wealth and success accomplished. An added bonus of wearing Diamond Earrings is a way to coordinate with your other jewelry. For instance if I one is wearing a matching set of Baguette Cuban Link Chains and Baguette Cuban Link Bracelets, You may want to coordinate them with an accompanying pair of Baguette Earrings to complete your look through out. Diamond Earrings also come in a variety of Shapes and Colors allowing you to coordinate by shapes and colors. 

Gold and Diamond Watches

Another jewelry item that doubles as both a statement piece but also a solid investment are Gold and Diamond Watches. These jewel encrusted timepieces often referred to as "Bust Downs" are typically luxury brands such as Rolex, Patek Phillipe, Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille which have been fully encrusted in diamonds through out. Although these brands are all commonly worn by Hip Hop Artists, Richard Mille (with price tags over $1 Million for one watch.) has risen to supremacy as the ultimate symbol of wealth amongst Hip Hop and Rap Artists, With it's new found popularity, its safe to say that Richard Mille may be among the fastest growing and most prestigious watches available for Hip Hop Artists.


In Conclusion, There are many different kinds of hip hop jewelry pieces that you can buy. If you're not sure where to start, check out our list for some inspiration! It's always fun to get new accessories and show them off on Instagram or at a party with your friends. The most common types of hip hop jewelry items include necklaces, watches, earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants/charms (chains) and more. These five popular options can be used in all sorts of outfits - from casual streetwear to formal evening wear. We hope this post has helped narrow down the wide variety of choices available when shopping for your next piece of bling! Don't forget to Shop Gold & Diamond Hip Hop Jewelry at Gold Presidents!

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