Jack Harlow is celebrating like he just won a championship title, buying eight iced out rings for his Private Garden team costing $110,000 total.
Crafted by New York jeweler Alex Moss, each jewel contains VVS diamonds and 14k gold, weighing about 55 grams. Rappers often boast about their very, very slightly included (VVS) diamonds, which refers to the clarity of the jewel and its lack of carbon.
It's unclear (no pun intended) whether these rings have VVS1 or VVS2-grade diamonds. VVS1s are of higher quality than VVS2s.
On the ring face lies the fountain featured in the Private Garden logo and one of the sides reads "502," the area code of Louisville, Jack's hometown. Each piece came engraved with the wearer's name. As the leader, Harlow's boasts some extra shine.
Jack showed off these gifts to his over 1 million Instagram followers hours before he graced the MTV VMAs pre-show with a performance of "WHATS POPPIN," set inside the Louisville Cardinals' KFC Yum! Center. He once said he went into the recording of this track wanting to "make some layup line music," so the basketball treatment fits well.
But hoops weren't the only focus. Ace Pro, the director of the video, tweeted that "it was important for me to show the world and especially the city what we value. we value black lives, we value community and we value artist expression."
Jack was also nominated for two Moon Men awards: Song of the Summer for "WHATS POPPIN" and Best New Artist, which ended up going to Doja Cat. No sweat, he's just getting warm!