There’s statement jewelry and then there’s statement jewelry.
Hip hop stars have been blinging their way into bauble history with extravagant jewels since Flav gave the world the clock necklace. And while the Wall Street Journal reports the ice factor is on the wane due to the troubled economy, rappers like T-Pain and his jaw-dropping ‘Big Ass Chain’ didn’t seem to get the memo.
One might think the troubled star, Chris Brown, would certainly not do anything to draw attention to himself after his recent legal woes, but the jerk – I mean, singer – showed up to the after-party for Diddy’s White Party in Los Angeles earlier this month in a $300,000 diamond necklace that spelled out the word ‘Oops’.
Is this an ‘Oops’ – I didn’t mean to beat Rihanna within an inch of her life. Or ‘Oops’ – I didn’t mean to get caught after I beat Rihanna within an inch of her life. Or ‘Oops’ – I can’t help but wear this ridiculously extravagant necklace while I party with people who don’t seem to care that I was three hairs shy of an OJ trial.
The pricey piece was created by jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, and was said to be Brown’s idea to sport something unapologetically bold according to the New York Daily News.
“Chris has been a client of mine for some time now,” the jeweler said. “It’s always a pleasure to work him because it gives me a chance to be creative. He came to me with a great idea and I am very pleased with the finished product.”
A great idea? Brown may think the flashy, diamond-encrusted pendant, which reportedly took 218 hours to complete, is his way of issuing a public apology, but I think it’s an offensive display of nonchalance.
What do you guys think? Is Brown’s ‘Oops’ sentiment appropriate under the circumstances? Or is it a bold jewelry statement that tells the world we shouldn’t take nearly beating your girlfriend to death so seriously?
Maybe Bernie Madoff could give Jason of Beverly Hills a call to design an ‘Aw, Shucks’ chain to liven up his prison garb?