Does Drake Have the Best Jewellery Collection in the World?
To say that Drake has a fondness of the finer things in life is an understatement. While he isn't one to flaunt his latest Ferrari 458 Italia (à la Scott Disick or the like), he does have a penchant for showing his fans his latest diamond purchase. With the release of Scorpion mere weeks away, he teased his Instagram following with a look at his latest piece: a diamond-encrusted scorpion medallion.
Not only is he accustomed to buying himself a glittering treat here and there, but he also gifts those lucky few - back in 2014 he gave Rihanna a $32,000 white-gold ring. He isn't shy about showing his own collection off on his Instagram account and it is clear that this is what he likes to spend his money on (a lot of Stone Island). Alongside a cracking jewellery collection sits an even more impressive watch collection, which again he loves to flaunt over on the 'gram.
Below we explore his finest pieces to date, which, we admit, are probably not for everybody.
That OVO owl necklace
OVO is Drake's own brand (it recently opened up shop in London for the first time) and he is essentially the brand's best model. It's rare that he's seen without his OVO owl necklace, whether on stage or at a basketball game. Custom-made by renowned jeweller Ben Baller, the gold chain includes 40 carats of ice-blue, canary-yellow and white VVS diamonds.
As for the OVO owl pendant itself, well, the eyes are ice-blue with bright pink accents to accentuate the golden wings of the mascot. The necklace was in coherence with the release of More Life, which sold 505,000 copies in its first week and is probably how the Toronto crooner paid for the necklace.
Likely the most expensive Stone Island item to date
It's clear that Drake has a passion for Stone Island. We all know that Drake isn't subtle when it comes to confessing his adoration - and not just for Rihanna, by the way. The Italian brand has taken centre stage in Drake's wardrobe in recent years and he notably wore it consecutively during his Boy Meets World tour. Sure, anyone can don a Stone Island Ghost tech jacket (it will just set you back a few hundred dollars), but not everyone can successfully pull off a $100,000 gold-and-diamond Stone Island medallion. Again created by Ben Baller, the pendant features a combination of black, green and canary-yellow diamonds with 880 grams of gold.
Taking to his own Instagram, Baller said, "I made this #StoneIsland piece for The Boy during his #BoyMeetsWorldTour [@stoneisland_official was the main sponsor for Drake's tour]. 888 grams of gold total [custom hermes link] 79 carats in diamonds (Triple A black diamonds, green diamonds and natural canary diamonds). It is extremely difficult to mix green diamonds with a black diamond background. But we did that".
The OVO 'O' chain
While little is known about the OVO "O" chain that Drizzy shared to his Instagram account back in 2016, you have to admit it's probably the most impressive piece in his collection. He shared the diamond-encrusted pendant with fans just as he was about to release Views (we're beginning to notice a trend here) and we're pretty sure he's kept it firmly in a safe ever since.
The 2018 scorpion medallion
Again, to coincide with the near-release of a new album, Drake teased fans with a look at a new trinket. As ever he took to Instagram to let fans know that his new album, Scorpion, would be released in June 2018. A rather expensive way of doing so, if we say so ourselves - Beyonce's got the budget spot on by not announcing an album drop at all.
Designed by Jason Arasheben (of Rihanna and Justin Bieber favourite Jason Of Beverly Hills), the circular pendant is laden with diamonds and a gold scorpion sits surrounded by all the other signs of the zodiac. Seven carats of what we can imagine was hard work.
His Rolex collection
Drake has an obvious favourite when it comes to watch brands. Rolex takes the number-one spot and it is rare that he is seen without one. From an 18-carat gold Yacht Master to a Daytona with a Paul Newman dial (see below), he boasts one of the best Rolex collections we've seen.
He loves a bit of Cartier (obviously)
The cartier Love bracelet has to be one of the most popular items of jewellery on the planet. Favoured by the likes of Kylie Jenner and Kanye West, it comes as no surprise that Drake, who (need we say it) favours custom-made designs, owns not one but three bracelets - one being diamond-encrusted, of course.