Tupac's ring sells for $1million Record breaking at Auction.
On Tuesday, July 25, Sotheby’s auctioned the custom-made, gold, ruby, and diamond crown ring that Tupac Shakur had commissioned. NEW YORK CITY. Shakur purchased it in 1996 for $1,016,000 after buyer’s premium.
As a result, it is now the only Hip Hop relic to sell for more than $1 million and the most expensive to ever be sold at auction. The Canadian artist and however songwriter Drake was the ring’s purchaser, according to Sotheby’s.
The ring was for sale; it had been worn by Tupac at his last public appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996.
One of Tupac’s most dependable counselors was Yaasmyn Fula, the artist’s godmother and devoted supporter for her entire life. The band has “Pac & Dada 1996” etched on it, alluding to his engagement to girlfriend Kidada Jones.
The “crown” itself, a gold circlet set with the three biggest stones in the entire piece—a central cabochon ruby, flanked by two pavé-cut diamonds—rests on a gold band covered in diamonds.
As rubies have long been symbolically linked to the vision of monarchy and wealth in our cultural imagination, Tupac’s choice of the ruby as the main stone in his crown represents a continuation of this regal story.
The third Hip Hop-themed furthermore sale marked the genre’s significant 50th anniversary.
A total of $1,823,339 was raised at the auction, which featured close to 120 pieces. Visit www.sothebys.com for further details.