Ben Baller Wraps up the Year With Special "IGOR" Necklace for Tyler, the Creator

Gleaming with “gradient levels of brown to match T’s skin tone.”

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After teasing his collaboration with Takashi Murakami back in September, Ben Baller is back, wrapping up the year and decade with a hefty necklace for Tyler, the Creator.

Taking to Instagram, the jeweler showcased a glimmering portrait of Tyler’s alter-ego IGOR, encrusted with rich cognac, chocolate, blue, black and white diamonds. Depicted is IGOR’s familiar blonde wig set above thick shades and an angular two-toned face that sees brown gradations to “match T’s skin tone.” The piece is made from 18K gold, featuring a thick box chain that comes with a clasp marked with the letter “T,” while “IGOR” is stamped at the back of the pendant in pink. After describing some of the features of the custom piece, Ben Baller finishes off his Instagram caption by congratulating Tyler on all his success: “Thank you T for always trusting me. Even though I hate your guts in person, but I also LOVE YOU! I have seen you grow into something insane. Congrats on all your success.”

Scroll below for a look at the custom jewelry worn by Tyler himself.

Elsewhere, Carhartt Work In Progress has joined Rocket Espresso Milano for a military-inspired espresso machine.

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Today felt like a good day to shut down the internet. FYI: You can’t just book me to make you a piece. Out of 100 people who ask, I say NO 100 times. I have to super fuck with you to get down on a piece in this day. T has never got a piece from anyone else. This is my last piece of 2019. My last piece of this decade. So I knew I had to fucking crush it. I’m not even gonna get into specifics. Just know it’s heavy as fuck. Made out of 18K gold and has a lot of cognac, chocolate, blue, black and white diamonds. The gradient levels of brown to match T’s skin tone and especially when different shades of light hit it? ?. The overall aesthetic and how you can kinda see the curvature of the nose but also can’t see it. This is why I can’t just make that Mickey Mouse shit you see all over Instagram. A shout out will not get you a better price. It will get you blocked from ever getting work from me. Thank you T for always trusting me. Even though I hate your guts in person, but I also LOVE YOU! I have seen you grow into something insane. Congrats on all your success. You deserve it 100% Luck had nothing to do with where I am today, this was all meant to be. #IGOR #BenBallerDidTheChain #IFANDCO

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