The Story Behind Wood Jesus

October 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Wood Jesus pendants have risen to become one of our most popular items at TraxNYC, but what is the story behind this unique Wood Jesus style of Hip Hop Jewelry? Why is the fresh yet affordable Wood Jesus pendant being snapped up by some of the world’s richest celebrities like Kanye West and Tiger Woods?

Today many hip hop stars are known for singing about sex, drugs and violence but, in contrast to that, God and Jesus are mentioned by almost every artist too. With origins that can be traced back to gospel music, hip hop has always had religious ties. Also, it’s difficult to think of a more iconic and meaningful image than the face of Jesus Christ. For these reasons it has become one of the most popular designs in the world of hip hop jewelry.

It is now commonplace to find the face of Jesus on elaborate diamond pendants around the necks of the biggest hip hop artists, none more so than Kanye West who has turned it into somewhat of a trademark. Check out our bar-raising 32ct XXL Hip Hop Jesus Pendant for an example of just how iced these pendants can get.

It was a surprise then when Kanye was spotted wearing a Wood Jesus pendant, not made from diamonds or gold or even silver but – you guessed it – from wood. Some people might think that a Wood Jesus pendant is a step down from the intricate diamond hip hop jewelry they are used to seeing on big-name stars, but when you see the Wood Jesus you will see why it has taken the world of hip hop jewelry by storm.

Wood Jesus pendants at TraxNYC blend hip hop jewelry style with simple, elegant craftsmanship – and they are one of our most affordable pieces too at just $18! Wood Jesus comes in a variety of colors such as red, brown and yellow; or maybe you’ll prefer to go for black, the color worn by Kanye.

We also have variations on the Wood Jesus pendant at TraxNYC, such as Africa Wood pendants in the shape of the African continent. So now that you know they story behind Wood Jesus pendants in the world of hip hop jewelry, check out our fresh and affordable Wood Jesus collection at TraxNYC and find the one that’s right for you.