Monday, August 11, 2008

Bling Bling

Remember the necklace shown above? Well now it can be yours along with a number of other items of mega-bling from the hip hop world.On October 1, Phillips de Pury & Co. is holding the Hip Hop's Crown Jewels auction which will feature around 50 iconic pieces worn by hip hop luminaries such as 50 Cent, Biz Markie, MC Lyte, Kanye West and the late Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur. Major pieces include Missy Elliot's diamond, black diamond and gold turntable ring, Biz Markie's black and white diamond headphones pendant, Sean "Diddy" Combs diamond and platinum bracelet, Pharrell Williams' pave diamond Gucci link necklace, Slick Rick's multicolor diamond-set eye patch and of course Lil' Jon's famous diamond and yellow diamond "Crunk Ain't Dead" pendant which weighs nearly 12 pounds and boasts 3,756 round-cut white diamonds total set in 18K yellow and white gold. A portion of proceeds from the sale will benefit Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the Hip Hop Summit Action Network and the Diamond Empowerment Fund.