The Hip Hop Jewelry Phenomenon
Hip Hop Jewelry is new form of jewelry styling that is taking the nation and even the world by storm. With big, bold and courageous designs, hip hop jewelry adds a new element to jewelry making and utilizes all the skills of the most passionate jewelers. Because of their big and over the top design, hip hop jewelry was limited to a select few, namely the rich and famous for many years. However, due to ever increasing prices in gold, platinum and diamonds, jewelers were forced to develop innovative means of creating affordable jewelry. Thanks to many breakthroughs in the industry, hip hop jewelry is now available to the masses.
The Origin of Hip Hop Jewelry
Hip hop jewelry originated with the emergence of hip hop as a global force. In the early 80s, rappers such as run DMC, LL Cool J, and Slick Rick began to dominate local airwaves and suddenly they started gaining fans from all walks of life. Along with fans came record sales, and with record sales came money, lots of it. Because many rappers came from humble beginnings, buying hip hop jewelry was like obtaining a symbol of success. Jewelry has always been a status symbol, but with rappers, basic jewelry wasn�t enough. Because hip hop jewelry meant so much as a reminder of how far they came along, they wanted everyone to know. This started the trend of large, over the top iced out jewelry such as jumbo dookie rope chains, huge three and four finger gold rings, gold watches, gold teeth and more. Hip hop jewelry is not big and loud just for the sake of showing off; it�s rather a symbol of the journey one had to endure to reach the point of success and it�s meant to let others know of your accomplishments.
Types of Hip Hop Jewelry
Hip hop jewelry comes in many forms. If you�ve got an exposed limb, chances are there is hip hop jewelry you can purchase to be worn on it. Hip hop jewelry styles are available in the form of pendants, chains, watches, rings, earrings, belt buckles, jean chains, teeth grillz, shoe grillz, and more. Lately there have even been really unique designs such as 50 cent�s spinning G-unit medallion. With hip hop jewelry, the sky is the limit.
Hip Hop Pendants
The centerpiece of any hip hop jewelry is a pendant. This receives the most attention because it is usually set right at the center torso, the very center of your body. Hip hop pendants come in various styles and sizes, but they are usually made of the popular precious metals such as silver, gold or platinum. They are laced with precious gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds among others. Jewelers are able to make very unique designs when it comes to pendants. Hip hop bling carries hip hop pendants made with thick and heavy base metal, which is then plated with high amounts of sterling silver or genuine gold. The stones that are used are clear and colored replica diamonds. The result is a stunning pendant with the finish, weight and look of genuine hip hop jewelry costing up to tens of thousands.
Hip Hop Chains
A chain is also a must have when it comes to hip hop jewelry. Hip hop chains are very unique and is some of the most labor intensive chain designs on the market. Hip hop chains usually comprises of box style links with every other link a different box design. These intricate chains are interlinked and made to be longer than traditional chains. Lately there has been a trend of setting stones in chains as well to provide guys with a diamond chain option just like the ladies and their diamond necklaces. Hip hop bling carries a large variety of chains including classic designs, to iced out chains and even over the top four row iced out chains. Our chains are made of heavy and solid base metal and plated with genuine silver or gold. The stones are high quality diamond simulates, giving you the look and feel of genuine hip hop jewelry for a tiny fraction of the real deal.
Hip Hop Watches
A watch is essential to your hip hop jewelry collection and it has been since the beginning of this trend. Designer watches like Rolex and Cartier wasn�t enough for the multi-millionaire hip hop artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and P Diddy. They had to get custom made iced out watches by master jewelers such as Jacob the jeweler. That being said, hip hop watches are usually covered with diamonds. Only lately has there been a trend of more conservative styles featuring leather bands. Hip hop bling is a nationwide leader in watches. We have one of the biggest selections online when it comes to hip hop watches. Our collection includes fully iced out watches, to leather watches and even unique hip hop watches such as silicone band watches. We also offer the largest selection of five time zone watches. All of our watches are made with high quality parts including genuine Japanese movements, stainless steel backs, genuine leather bands, and mineral crystals. Grade A replica diamonds are used to encrust these gorgeous works of art. Our hip hop watches give you the look of genuine hip hop jewelry without breaking the bank.
Hip Hop Grillz
In the 80s, you�ll see rappers with gold grillz. Lately there has been a come-back and grillz are once again a major component of any hip hop jewelry collection. Grillz were traditionally made with gold and diamonds and it took up to 3 months to make. Molds had to be sent and the customer had to make their own impressions with messy dental materials then send the whole thing back. After a very long wait, the grill finally arrives and it may have cost you up to $1000 due to all the labor and shipping involved. Luckily hip hop bling offers you universal fitting hip hop grillz made with our special jeweler�s base metal and coated with silver or gold. The stones used on our hip hop grillz are grade A diamond replicas. With our grillz, you can get the look of the stars like Nelly and Paul Wall without spending thousands. You can even have one grill for every day of the week!
Hip Hop Rings
Rings have been popular in men�s jewelry for a very long time. With hip hop jewelry designs; these large rings can cost thousands of dollars. That may seem very expensive for a ring, but the truth is rings can use up a lot of metal. Hip hop rings also use a lot of stones, as with the rest of hip hop jewelry. At hip hop bling, we carry an extensive collection of iced out rings and two finger rings at very modest prices. This is because our rings are made with a less expensive base metal, and coated with rhodium. This gives the look of pure platinum without the high cost. We also set nothing but high grade replica diamond stones to recreate the shine of diamonds without the cost. Order a ring from hip hop bling and complete your hip hop jewelry collection.
Hip Hop Belt Buckles
You wouldn�t normally think of belt buckles as a piece of jewelry, but when you�re a rich hip hop star, anything is possible. This is why belt buckles have been added as another form of hip hop jewelry because these hip hop belt buckles are unlike any other on the market. First off, they are very big and bold. Secondly they are made with high priced materials like diamonds, solid gold and platinum! With the size and weight of belt buckles, this type of hip hop jewelry can set you back $10,000 or more. Hip hop bling carries a large selection of hip hop belt buckles including iced out buckles, lighter buckles, and more. They are made with high quality steel and plated with precious metals instead, giving you an affordable way to add this to your hip hop jewelry collection.
Other Hip Hop Jewelry
Other forms of hip hop jewelry include hip hop earrings, which are large and heavy. Our earrings are made of solid sterling silver with surgical grade steel posts. We only use the best CZ stones in these. To match your watch, we carry many hip hop bracelets as well, and they come in fully iced out and unique designs. Another gorgeous piece you can add to your collection is a hip hop jean chain. These chains are very popular lately and they are made with the same high quality materials as the rest of our bling bling jewelry. We also carry shoe grillz, which add bling to your footwear.
Cutting Edge Hip Hop Jewelry
Hip hop bling is the leader in online hip hop jewelry. For nearly 10 years, we�ve been on the cutting edge, consistently bringing you the latest designs of bling. We follow all the hottest celebrity trends as well as develop our own unique styles. Several of our original designs have gone on to become mainstream favorites over the years. In addition to our massive selection and newest designs, we strive to provide you with the lowest prices possible by manufacturing in huge quantities. Our competition simply cannot match our purchasing power. Because of our dedication to service, low prices and fast shipping, we operate a 2800sqft shipping center and warehouse ready to serve you. When you�re looking for quality hip hop jewelry at the greatest prices online, be sure to check with us before you make any purchase.