Hip Hop has been around for a very long time. It is not only a musical genre and dance form but it is a lifestyle as well. Just like every lifestyle has its own accessories, so too does Hip Hop. Their jewelry choices are bold and make quite a statement. Hip Hop jewelry is all about going big or going home, whether it’s a blond chain, ring or even grill.
Hip hop jewelry was founded by DJ Kool Herc. The fashion statement took over the world in the 70s when block parties became popular.
Below you will find some of the best hip hop jewelry styles around at the moment.
Hip Hop Chains:
One of the most common street wear pieces is of course the Hip Hop chains. It is customary for them to be made out of gold, silver of platinum. The reason being is that you can show off your money and these metals always looks good on anyone.
The chains are often very thick and long. This is a nice piece to add to your collection due to the fact that it can liven up your outfit and everyone who is close will be able to see and admire your new chain.
You can wear this chain around your neck or you can even get a nice bracelet that is still in the Hip Hop style. A nice thick bracelet will always look nice and make a statement of class and wealth.
Iced Out Chains:
Iced out chains are pieces of jewelry that has diamonds added to the piece. There is often a few little diamonds imbedded in the metal to show off.
Surewaydm has a gorgeous Ice out hip hop chain! This chain is a small Miami Cuban style that is studded with some ‘ice’ to finish off the piece. This is one of my favourite pieces!
You can also get chains that are thick but are intertwined with another metal such as silver. The mixing of two different coloured metals is in at the moment. You will show your street style but at the same time show that you are part of the fashion trends at the moment.
Custom Hip Hop Jewelry:
Custom pieces are always a must have! Not only will it show off your designing skills but it always means that the piece you have is unique. A lot of the time, people will often have custom Hip Hop jewelry for their groups to show unity.
This is a lovely way for you to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. A custom piece will also mean that you will always share a special bond with the people around you. It does not matter how far or near they are to you, they will always keep a piece of you with them wherever they go.
Hip Hop Pendants:
In general, pendants are placed on a chain. They often represent the way that you are feeling or a symbol that you really enjoy and are drawn to. A pendant can be a sign of your faith like a cross or Star of David. Wear your pendant with pride!
The nice thing about wearing pendants is that you can always have a reminder when you need a bit of strength or encouragement. I like to take pendants to the next level... I would get a pendant made in the symbol of your group. This will show the world that you belong somewhere and have a family that you can count on and depend on.
Surewaydm has a Hip Hop styled chain with a Dollar Sign on it. This is a sign of wealth and strength. When you wear this piece, you will feel like you can take on the world with your group always backing you up. This piece will help you show the world who is boss. The diamonds are a bonus feature on this piece once again showing your value.
Hip Hop Bling:
‘Ice Ice baby...’ You cannot have a Hip Hop jewelry collection without some bling and ice. Bling is always nice to add to your chains, bracelets, rings and even earrings. Hip Hop jewelry is a sign of wealth. African Americans used to wear chains to symbolise slavery and oppression. Nowadays, they are a sign of how much money you have. The more bling around your neck, fingers and arms you have, the wealthier you are.
Hip Hop bling brings colour to your piece. You do not have to have gold with diamonds. Spice things up and have different coloured stones to represent your diversity.
Please keep in mind that Hip Hop jewelry is designed to be worn almost every day. This means that you need to buy pieces that are genuine and are made out of metals that can be worn daily.
You need to make sure that you clean your pieces at least once every 3 months to keep your metals looking shiny and new. You can buy metal cleaners from jewelry stores or even at your local super market.
Hip Hop jewelry has always had a stigma around it. People think that you need to be in a gang or a rapper to wear these pieces. This is not true! You can wear Hip Hop styled jewelry to show off your own personal style. Do not be afraid to experiment and try out pieces before you find the right style that suits you.
Street wear needs to be able to handle the heat. You need to make sure that whatever piece you are wearing, is strong and can endure every day activities such as running, playing basketball and daily chores.
These are some of the best Hip Hop jewelry styles for street wear at the moment. They are fashionable and will help you state what is on your mind in a big, extravagant way.
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