06/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Budget Bling? Some Rappers Opt For Imitation "Ice"

In an attempt to keep up appearances, celebrity jewelers say rappers are asking them to make medallions with less-precious stones and metals. Some even whisper that the artists have begun requesting cubic zirconia, the synthetic diamond stand-in and QVC staple.

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