Most of us will probably never know the feeling of being given a championship ring after winning the Super Bowl or have the confidence to wear a miniature version of ourselves around our neck. But it’s still enjoyable to see some of the extravagant pieces being cooked up by some of the most renowned jewelers in the world for our favorite celebrities on a monthly basis.
July 2022 was no exception with the Los Angeles Rams receiving some of the most detailed Super Bowl rings we have ever seen, MLB superstar Juan Soto debuting a pendant of himself on the baseball diamond, Cardi B showing some love to one of the biggest video game franchises ever in her newest music video, and more. Take a closer look at some of the biggest celebrity jewelry purchases from this past month below.
Cardi B's 'Ghost' Pendant
Jeweler: Jason of Beverly Hills
Jason of Beverly Hills has made a handful of championship rings in the past. The latest examples are the intricate rings he made for the Los Angeles Rams. The shape of the ring is meant to resemble the Rams’ home field, SoFi Stadium. The top of the rings features a Rams logo, Lombardi trophy, and two palm trees to nod to the franchise’s home city. It can be removed to reveal a miniature replica of the stadium and a piece of the game ball used in Super Bowl LVI. The band displays each individual player’s name and number on one side with the score of the game accompanied by the official logo of Super Bowl LVI on the other. Each ring has approximately 20 carats of white diamonds, the most carat weight ever featured on a championship ring. There are .26 carats of diamonds on the two palm trees featured on the face that represent the franchise’s 26 total postseason wins. The scores of each playoff victory from last season are engraved on the inner band. And those are just some of the details. The players got to check out their rings for the first time on July 25 at an official ring ceremony.
“I love every little detail about it,” Aaron Donald told Jason of Beverly Hills at the ceremony. “Everything I’ve ever dreamed about just became a reality. To be living this right now and wearing this ring, it’s amazing.”
Jeweler: Izzy the Jeweler
Lil Durk’s latest piece of custom jewelry is guaranteed to catch your eye. The rectangular pendant is covered with pear, round, and emerald-shaped diamonds. “The Voice” is spelled out in marquise-shaped diamonds, a nod to Lil Durk’s 2020 album of the same name. The setting of the diamonds is meant to resemble snakeskin. Final details include a microphone extending out of the “O” in “voice” and “I Saved the Trenches & Became the Voice” etched on the back of the pendant. Durkio and Izzy the Jeweler have developed a consistent working relationship over the years. Durk has even showed love to the NYC-based jeweler in songs. In “Huuuh” he raps, “I just spent three million just with Izzy.” Don’t expect this to be the last piece he purchases from him.
Rolling Loud has grown into the premier hip-hop festival since hosting its first event back in 2015. To make performing at the event feel even more special for its latest stop in Miami, Rolling Loud decided to partner with local jeweler GLD to craft some special pendants. The official artist pendant features a drippy “RL” made to look like water surrounded by mushrooms, palm trees, a yacht, and “Miami” all flooded with diamonds. Performers such as Polo G, Lil Baby, Latto, Fivio Foreign, and more were gifted their own chains. GLD and Rolling Loud have been collaborating on city-specific artist pendants since 2017.
Atlanta’s Icebox has become a go-to jeweler for countless rappers from Lil Yachty to Offset. But Icebox’s clientele isn’t limited to just the rap world. One of its more recent creations was for one of MLB’s biggest superstars, Juan Soto. Soto made headlines earlier this week, thanks to a blockbuster trade that sent him from the Washington Nationals to the San Diego Padres, but this jewelry debut came earlier this month. The 23-year-old stepped up to the plate during a matchup with the Atlanta Braves on July 8 with a miniature, diamond-encrusted version of himself hanging around his neck. The diamonds are accented by a yellow gold shin guard and bat. The pendant depicts the player’s signature “Soto Shuffle,” a move he performs after he takes a pitch during his at-bats.
According to the Washington Post, the pendant is made of 14-karat white gold with more than four carats of diamonds, and hangs from a 4-millimeter white gold rope chain. The back is engraved with Soto’s jersey number and “WS 2019” to commemorate the Nationals’ championship victory in 2019.