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. in the past there has been really unique designs such as 50 Cent's spinning G-unit medallion. Rick Ross made Ruby Gem Pendants Popular. Recently Mini Pendants have been very popular. 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 bling bling 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 $3000 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 Earrings
Welcome to our earrings collection. We have perhaps the largest selection of hip hop style iced out earrings on the internet. Whether you're looking for a simple CZ stud earring or a highly detailed set modeled after your favorite pendant, youll see it here. For some of our classic all time best sellers, check out the iced out collection 2. For those who want clean looking studs with quality CZ stones, check out the sterling silver collection or the 14k gold collection. Of course, if you're looking for some real bling bling, the crème de la crème, check out our micropave earrings collection. Those are the finest earrings on the planet with highly detailed stone settings on top of rhodium coated sterling silver. Whatever kind of men's earrings you're looking for, we've got them here at prices that'll beat any physical jewelry store.
Hip Hop Bracelets
Hip hop bling has a large selection of iced out bracelets. Our hip hop bracelets collection features big and bold styles that would cost tens of thousands if they were made with diamonds and gold. We have classic chain link bracelets like figaro and Cuban link, platinum rhodium plated hip hop bracelets as well as top of the line premium bracelets. All of our bracelets are made with great care and dedication. Our stones are top of the line simulated diamond stones. We have sterling silver plated hip hop bracelets as well as 24k gold plated bracelets. These are the absolute best alternatives to genuine bracelets you see worn by the hip hop stars across the globe. The great thing is, only you will know its not real gold, platinum or diamonds. Check out our many different hip hop bracelet collections today.
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.
Hip Hop Custom Jewelry
Custom hip hop jewelry is the highest demand bling bling jewelry on the market. All the hottest rappers and hip hop executives sport custom made pendants, crosses, bracelets and more. Custom jewelry is the ultimate expression of you, and it's also an expression of power and wealth for celebs. Custom jewelry is expensive due to the labor involved in making it. That's why even a custom name pendant can cost up to 5 times as much as a pre-made cross that's the same size. The jeweler has to take the time to custom make that individual item. That's why, until now, only those who spent tons of cash were able to get their hands on custom bling. Now you can too! Wait until you hit the club on a Saturday night rocking a custom made name pendant. We can make you a custom pendant in any name you want, in high quality rhodium finish. Our custom hip hop jewelry is completely iced out with gorgeous replica diamond stones that sparkle like the real deal. When you hit the scene with our custom bling, everyone will think you spent thousands on the iced out custom piece. Because custom hip hop jewelry is often times a one-off, you won't see someone else wearing your same pendant and you won't see it in a store or at a mall cart
Cutting Edge Hip Hop Jewelry
Hip hop bling is the leader in online hip hop jewelry. For over 15 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 25,000sqft 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.