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Charlamagne Tha God Gifts Lauren London With Gold Nipsey Hussle Pendant [PHOTOS]
Hip-HopVibe.com Contributing Writer
Fans and celebrities continue to honor the life and legacy of Nipsey Hussle, and Charlamagne tha God is the latest to do so. The well-known radio personality, gifted the late West Coast legend’s longtime girlfriend Lauren London with a very special piece of jewelry from renowned jeweler Greg Yuna. To be more specific, Charlamagne gave London a eye catching, gold pendant with Nipsey Hussle’s face on it as a gift.
Greg Yuna shares some insight about his motivations for this particular stunning piece of jewelry, and Charlamagne’s approach wasn’t the only reason.
“I originally wanted to make a tribute piece regardless of being approached, but to make one with this purpose was even more fulfilling… I had to find the best picture of him that I thought would be most suitable and iconic.”
Yuna continues to break down the creation process of Charlamagne’s special gift for Lauren London.
“Then we make a cad and spend tedious endless hours on the computer trying to get as much detail as possible in so we can print it on a state of the art 3D printing machine. Finally, we cast it in gold and laser in the tattoos and do the finishing touches including the hand-selected full cut diamond in his ear.”
Yuna adds the message he wanted to convey with this specific piece.
“The paisley on the back was a symbolic depiction of his roots and a lot of what he represented… ‘God will rise’ is what his name means and I think that says it all.”
The talented jeweler says he has the “utmost respect” for the West Coast legend, although Yuna can only recall one in-person encounter with Nipsey Hussle. He praised him as a “phenomenal artist” whose musical legacy will thrive forever. He reflects on his only encounter with Hussle and states, “Even from one interaction you can tell he was a beautiful impression.”
Take a look at the Nipsey Hussle piece that Greg Yuna designed for Lauren London as a gift from Charlamagne tha God below.
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