Created by renowned jeweler Greg Yuna, the piece perfectly captures Hussle’s image, from the full-cut diamonds in his ears to his eyelashes and individual beard hairs. The words “God Will Rise” feature on the reverse.
The creation of such a detailed piece was clearly a labor of love and included numerous steps such as CAD design, 3D-printing, casting, and hand finishing. Yuna shed some light on the process by sharing a behind-the-scenes clip of the piece being made on Instagram. Take a look below.
The legacy left by Nipsey Hussle, who passed away aged 33 after a shooting outside his Los Angeles store earlier this year, has been honored and celebrated countless times over the last six weeks, from celebrities paying tribute in speeches, on stage, and in new tracks, to memorial services and the renaming of an LA intersection.
On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, we are joined by Iddris Sandu — architect and technology advocate who has worked with Nipsey Hussle on co-creating the late artist’s smart-retail platform and put his time in at Google at the age of 13, among other admirable accomplishments.