Diamond hip hop jewelry also referred to as "iced out jewelry" or "bling jewelry" arose from the cultural phenomenon of "Hip Hop" or "Rap" music. For most of us except the purists, these terms are quite interchangeable, so you'll take them to mean the same thing. Hip hop or rap also refers to an attitude and part of this attitude is all about creating the impression of sheer extravagance and success. Out of this emerges the style of vvs diamond hip hop jewelry which is meant to give an obvious, distinct, and unmistakable message to anyone who happens to see or glance at the person wearing the jewelry. Hip hop jewelry is oversized, lavish, and sparkly and incorporates the use of ornate crosses, gambling symbols, skulls, breeds of animals, and many other designs and symbols. You can search for the history of hip hop jewelry online as well.
The trend of hip hop jewelry
Hip hop pendants have long been the most visible expression of hip hop jewelry because they scale up in size real well and have a vast amount of human real estate to showcase against. They are often seen dangling from heavy white metal rope or link chains all the way down to the navel level. At that length, they swish from left to right quite visibly, and this never fails to attract attention. Such pendants whether religious symbols or dog tags are usually paved or prong set with diamonds from half pointers to half-carat and more.
Often with dog tags of different styles, there will be channel-set square diamonds that form some of the outer frameworks of the piece, especially the geometric styles. Pave set round diamonds further flesh out the inner details of the article and give the piece it's "flash" value. Hip hop diamond rings are smaller in scale than most pendants and dog tags but no less important as showpieces of hip hop style.
Quality does matter
Diamond hip hop rings can feature geometric styles, skulls, religious symbols, crests and seals, and many other styles. Diamond rings allow for more critical stones to be used because rings are symbolically more significant. Center stones of assorted shapes, usually square or round with single stone weights upwards of two carats give a ring its geometric center and screams big bucks. Unique high-quality stones that are either square or round and upwards of two and a half carats in weight are all you really need in your ring.
It looks just as manly if not more so than the scintillating pave look. It is self-evident as an essential piece of jewelry without all the glitzy showmanship of the iced out look.
The only piece of diamond hip hop jewelry that might be more visible than any other is the tried and true men's tennis chain and diamond stud either singly or as a pair. Dare I say that two and a half carats per side of princess cut diamonds in the E to F color range can be more of a knockout than a huge iced out foot long cross pendant. Remember, stud earrings are at eye level and are therefore in the most eye-catching spot on the human body. They are simple and masculine and can speak loudly about the owner's success.