Flexing courtside is, in a way, Drake’s sport of choice, of which he is MVP and also almost certainly his individual most significant competitor. When the 6ix God rolled into the Scotiabank Arena on Friday to see his beloved hometown Toronto Raptors engage in his also-beloved adoptive-city crew, the Los Angeles Lakers, he arrived match-ready donning a 1-of-1, 127.5-carat diamond necklace from Homer, the unbiased luxurious firm launched by elusive chanteur Frank Ocean.
Drake, whom Homer confirms as the customer of the piece, acquired the “sphere legs high jewellery necklace” at its eye-watering sticker price of $1,898,000. At the activity, he paired it with a matching 41.23-carat bracelet, truly worth $271,500. (Fear not—the Homer e-retail outlet listings kindly present no cost specific shipping and delivery.)
The necklace, designed of 18-karat white gold pavé-joined orbs, capabilities an certainly bonkers 9,226 diamonds: all lab-developed (as is Homer’s M.O.), VVS clarity. The piece has only been worn once in community at the 2021 Met Gala by Ocean himself—though it was additional or fewer overshadowed by his other assertion accent, a neon green robot newborn doll named Cody—and has been on display screen at the Homer retail store on Bowery in Manhattan ever since.
This may perhaps even be Drake’s most expensive chain to date, eclipsing his OVO owl pendant, which was crafted by the proverbial celeb jeweler Ben Baller applying 40 carats of ice-blue, canary-yellow, and white VVS diamonds…and over a kilo of gold. Then again, Champagne Papi bet about $1.26 million on the Super Bowl just a couple of weeks ago—and gained.
Also a few weeks in the past, Drake posted a selfie to his Instagram story sporting a further diamond-wrapped Ben Baller chain manufactured in the likeness of Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR persona, bowlcut and all. Not to study into the tea leaves also significantly but between Tyler and Frank, is Drake telling us he’s prepared to hop back again on the OFWGKTA prepare? Stranger things have occurred.