A ring that was not only designed but also worn by the legendary Tupac Shakur has been successfully auctioned for a staggering $1,016,000.
This unique piece of jewelry was a part of an extensive collection of hip-hop memorabilia auctioned by Sotheby’s, marking the 50th anniversary of the birth of the music genre. Interestingly, it has now been revealed that the buyer of this remarkable ring is none other than Drake. This significant sale comes in well above the initial estimate of $200,000.
Tupac Shakur sported this custom-made gold, diamond, and ruby crown ring during his final public appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 4, 1996. Tragically, just three days after this appearance, the rapper was shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, and succumbed to his injuries a few days later.
Crafted to commemorate Tupac’s engagement to Kidada Jones, the ring features an inscription that reads “Pac & Dada 1996.” Sotheby’s has shared that the rapper habitually wore this ring on his left-hand ring finger, and signs of wear on the palm-facing side of the ring suggest it often came into contact with his pinky ring.
This sale not only showcases the enduring influence of Tupac Shakur in the world of music and culture but also demonstrates the immense value placed on hip-hop memorabilia.
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