Macklemore Chain Photo: Here's the Bling That Singer Says Took 8 Years to Make

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Here's one signature piece American rapper Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, absolutely did not pick up at a thrift shop: a giant, gold chain necklace with a diamond-studded, pear-shaped medallion. The necklace was a gift from jewelry design company Tresor Paris and may have taken as long as eight years to make, though the impetus behind such an elaborate gift was unclear, Complex reports. 

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On Sunday, Macklemore shared a photo of the gift via Instagram. The post has since garnered more than 72.6 thousand likes and more than 12,000 comments.

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"Shout out to @tresorparis for turning my 6th favorite fruit into a pendant," the rapper captioned the shot. The necklace boasts 233 precious stones, among them emeralds, diamonds and crystals, according to the rapper. 


"Took 8 years to make it, maybe," he added. "This is to remind me that if I stay healthy and eat pears, I will win. And to motivate the people I love around me to put down the fucking fish and pick up a pear. Or if you eat fish, make sure you have a pear with that lil dead funky motherfucker from the sea."


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In August, the rapper released a new track featuring Ed Sheeran called "Growing Up," which the musician first announced via Twitter.



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