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The holy grail of rap memorabilia is going to auction – and it’s covered in diamonds

One of the most important pieces of rap memorabilia is going to auction.

An original Death Row Records pendant which was commissioned by Suge Knight, the founder of the company, for high ranking Death Row Records Artists – including Tupac and Snoop Dogg – is set to be sold through Gotta Have Rock and Roll auction house.

The pendant for sale is from the collection of Reggie Wright Jr, who worked closely with Death Row Records as the general manager and was able to acquire the iconic piece from working with the record company.

Representing much more than the iconic Death Row Records logo, the pendant was the first piece of jewellery in the rap game that was a gang insignia – in fact, it represented the gangster lifestyle so much that the logo became banned in certain schools in the states.

Diamond experts at Steven Stone couldn’t wait to take a close look at the piece and have revealed everything there is to know – including how much it’s likely to be worth…

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“An iconic piece, it’s easy to see why this pendant is known as the holy grail of rap memorabilia. Made with 14ct gold and encrusted with approximately 3ct worth of diamonds, it was commissioned by Suge Knight for high ranking Death Records Artists – including Tupac and Snoop Dogg.

I’d estimate the old school piece from the 90s to be worth approximately $200,000 – which is over double what the Gotta Have Rock and Roll auction house have set the minimum bid as.

This isn’t the first piece of jewellery in the rap game that has gone to auction recently and just a few weeks ago, one of Jay Z’s diamond-studded Jacob & Co watches sold for a staggering $1.5 million at a casino night and auction. Back in July, Drake hit headlines by purchasing one of Tupac’s rings for $1,016,000 –  deeming it the most valuable hip-hop artifact to ever be sold at auction.”

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