music The Best Songs About Jewelry  

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They say that “diamonds are a girl's best friend,” but jewelry seems to be a musician's best muse. Some of the best songs about jewelry reference specific jewels in their titles, but other good jewelry songs talk about rings, necklaces, iced out chains, and bracelets in their lyrics.

In 2008, Beyonce released the jewelry anthem, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and Prince had a hit with “Diamonds and Pearls” in 1991. “You know that we are living in a material world/And I am a material girl,” Madonna sang on her track, “Material Girl.” She was clad with diamonds in the video for this 1984 hit single.

Run the Jewels' self-titled track also appears on this list of the top songs about jewelry, as does “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles. The jewelry mentioned in these songs can be metaphorical like "Diamonds" by Rihanna, but many of these songs are about literal precious stones and metals. On Big Sean's "First Chain," the rapper recalls when Kanye West gave him his first gold chain. 

Do you have a favorite song about jewelry? Vote up the tracks you think shine brightest and add any we may have missed.
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Material Girl Madonna

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Diamonds Are Forever Shirley Bassey

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Diamonds and Guns Transplants

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Diamonds Rihanna

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Diamond Dogs David Bowie

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Belated Promise Ring Iron & Wine

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String Of Pearls Soul Asylum

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Who Holds the Power Ring? Less Than Jake

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Ring Around My Rosie The Everly Brothers

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1491971760840 added Diamonds Are Forever Chaka Khan

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1491971760840 added Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend Emmylou Harris

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1491971760840 added Goldfinger Hank Marvin

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Run the Jewels Run the Jewels

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Pearls Sade

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Ring Ring ABBA, Studio 99

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Jewels N' Drugs Lady Gaga

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First Chain Big Sean f/Nas, Kid Cudi

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Diamond Ring Sheryl Crow

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Mama's Pearl The Jackson 5

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Ten Jesus Pieces Rick Ross, Stalley

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Gimme the Loot The Notorious B.I.G.