Since the days of truck jewelry and dookie ropes, rap has always had a certain fascination with anything and everything that shines and blinds. Jewelry has always been a vital element of hip-hop iconography. Rappers have been sporting all that is icy, gold and glittering since days of time forgot. Hell, even the term "bling-bling" became part of  the mainstream, cultural lexicon when it was officially entered into the Oxford Dictionary in 2003.

XXL has compiled a list of fifteen jewelry items that are simply essential if you are good to look like right if you are rappers. If you to stay as fly as humanely possibly than you are going to need, at least, one of these pieces to become a true star.