Better known for his fire-breathing abilities, Godzilla is getting an icy upgrade.
On Saturday, May 18 Godzilla took over the silver screen for the world premiere of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” but a much smaller, bejewelled version of the fearsome kaiju dominated the red carpet. Designed by legendary Vietnamese, Houston-based jeweler Johnny Dang, aka the “King of Bling,” the necklace was worn by actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. The solid gold pendant is a 7-inch tall replica of the reptilian monster, and is encrusted with over 8,500 gems, including a number of black diamonds.
“Godzilla is a legend,” Dang said in a press release. The jeweler has also created pieces for major hip-hop names like Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. “When I was a kid in Vietnam, a guy in my village introduced us to Godzilla. I was impressed with how big, strong and powerful he was. I’m honored to create this special piece for the King of Monsters. This is a dream come true.”
No word yet on whether Dang will give Godzilla’s nemesis King Ghidorah the same jewelry treatment.