Hip-hop is a culture that influenced people throughout the world. It represents a different style of fashion by African-American people that started to show their wealth, success and prove they are not inferior. Hip-hop started in the 1970s, and till 2020, many changes occurred in hip-hop fashion.
The relationship of hip-hop with the world is very interesting; it was something that arises from the street and dominates the fashion industry. In the 1970s, it was one of the unique fashions; furthermore, B-boys helped to grow this culture and made a part of fashion through their break-dance.
At that time artists start wearing chains, tracksuits, and unique style hats, they also start including other unique things that helped them to get fame. And the side, these things help to enhance the popularity of hip-hop fashion.
Anyhow, as time passes, the hip-hop culture started to grow and started to show their African culture. Later in the 90s, it started to grow with the designers. Many artists started to hire designers for their special dresses. On the other side, the trend of jewelry started to change. The short-chain turned into a long one. Hip-hop fashion also introduced a new fashion that was ringing in four-fingers. Use of long and enhanced earrings, and later they start using mouth jewelry. The use of jewelry becomes a trend to show their success and wealth.
When we talk about today hip-hop fashion, we cannot neglect the designers, they have a great contribution to design the dresses and in choosing the right and unique jewelry.
What jewelry is included in hip-hop?
In the above section, we discussed in detail what is hip-hop fashion now we are moving toward what jewelry is basically included in hip-hop.
A chain is an essential element of hip-hop fashion. Although many changes occurred in the chain fashion like in the early 70s, it was just solid and gold chains, later it turned into long. After 2000, rappers started to wear chains along with lockets, and now there is a mixed combination of chains. We can see the two types of chains: first are Cuban chains and second are tennis chains.
Earrings were an essential element of females. but after the 1970s, it becomes a trend for men too. In the beginning, we saw an earring that was large, and in recent years, it turned into diamond studs.
We cannot forget the “bling-bling” watch that is an essential element of the hip-hop fashion industry. Iced-out watches are also part of this fashion.
A grill is made up of diamond and gold, and it takes almost three months to make up. It is one of the best ways to show their money.
Hip-hop rings are also famous as many rappers like to wear them during their performance. You may see a huge variety in rings like a diamond, iced-out rings, gold rings, two and four fingers rings, etc.
Last but not least popular jewelry of hip-hop is a bracelet. There is a great demand for iced-out bracelets.