One of Tupac Shakur’s personal, custom-designed jewelry pieces will be auctioned off this weekend at Sotheby’s to celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th year.

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The diamond and ruby encrusted ring, designed by the rapper/actor, was worn by Shakur at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards just days before his untimely death in Las Vegas. The crown ring, which features a giant cabochon ruby flanked by two pavé-cut diamonds in front and center, has 5 carats of diamonds and is inscribed with “Pac & Dada, 1996.” The inscription in the ring was for his fiancée, Kidada Jones. 

According to Sotheby’s, the ring is estimated to be valued at $200,000 to $300,000.


The auction is scheduled for July 18.