Meet The Top Ten Jewelers in Hip Hop
From $1,000,000 chains to $100,000 gold teeth, jewelry has been a significant part of hip hop culture for many decades. Going back as far as the slender rope chains of the Kool Herc era and the dookie chains from the Run DMC era, bling bling continues to play a huge role in hip hop fashion. Now, meet the Top 10 jewelers who design your favorite celebrities’ jewelry:
10. Angel City Jewelers
Angel City Jewelers is a Los Angeles based company known for creating Post Malone’s gold grillz, which you may have seen in the White Iverson and Too Young music videos. Founder Izac Bokhoor has made jewelry for many celebrities like Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz, fashion designer Michael Costello, and even Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
9. Toronto Grillz
23 year old Jonathan Raksha has taken over the Toronto hip hop scene with his line of jewelry, Toronto Grillz, which focuses primarily on handcrafted gold grills. Raksha is a trained goldsmith who started posting pictures of celebrities wearing grills on Instagram and captioning them “I can make these, call me.” A couple months later, he was making grills for A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg.
8. Devin Diamonds of Beverly Hills
Devin Diamonds is a 19 year old LA based jewelry designer. He has made jewelry for Chris Brown’s stylist Ugo Mozie and Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire. Devin Diamonds of Beverly Hills is dropping its first limited collection on 7/21/16 on their website at http://www.devindiamonds.com.
7. King Ice
Started by two young hip hop enthusiasts, King Ice remains the most influential hip hop jewelry maker on the web. Having done collaborations with hip hop moguls like Snoop Dogg, The Game, Tyga, and Wiz Khalifa, King Ice has proven to be one of hip hop’s most credible and respected jewelers.
Building his brand primarily through Instagram by showing off his flashy lifestyle and humorous bodyguard ‘Security Steve,’ GoldTeethGod is the mind behind Kylie Jenner’s famous G wagon pendant and not to mention a majority of the grills you see your favorite celebrities wearing. Ian Marks aka GoldTeethGod is only 23 years old and prides himself for bringing back the gold grillz trend to hip hop.
5. King Johnny
Houston based jeweler King Johnny (no, not Johnny Dang) has made a huge impact on the jewelry game in the south. Making custom, flashy pieces for clients like Boosie Badazz and Trinidad James puts King Johnny the Jeweler at the #5 stop for top jewelers in hop hop.
4. Avianne & Co.
One of New York’s finest jewelers, Avianne & Co. is a family operated business that has created jewelry for some of the biggest stars in the world, including Justin Bieber, Ray J, and Chris Brown. The company is most well known for designing Ciara’s gorgeous 15 carat engagement ring with flawless emerald cut diamonds. How much did the ring cost? A whopping $500,000.
3. Johnny Dang & Co.
Known around the world as the “King of Bling,” Johnny Dang was once a watch repair technician and set out on a journey to build the entertainment industry’s most influential jewelry brand. Having accomplished this dream, Johnny Dang has created pieces for Kevin Hart and Rick Ross and even made the Guinness World Records with his custom made 24k 5 kilogram golden egg. Check out his insane golden egg below.
2. Mr. Flawless
From high school drop out to Mayweather’s custom jeweler, Greg Yuna aka Mr. Flawless has changed the jewelry game with his unique Jesus piece designs. Mr. Flawless built his brand through a series of Instagram videos called #6thavegod, where he used guerrilla marketing techniques by taking funny and creative videos on the middle of 6th Ave in New York. Check out one of his #6thavegod pictures below.
1. Ben Baller/IF&CO
Known as the “Jeweler to the Stars,” Ben Baller has become the most prominent jeweler in entertainment. Having worked with legends like Prince and Michael Jackson, Ben Baller is a former DJ and record executive who has changed hip hop culture with his high quality jewelry pieces. He even has collaborations with popular brands like Diamond Supply Co. and Neff. Located at the Slauson Mall in the gorgeous city of Los Angeles, Ben Baller’s IF&CO takes the spot as the #1 jeweler in hip hop.