Swizz Beatz Surprises Alicia Keys With $400K Egyptian Queen-Inspired Chain

The design was inspired by Nefertiti, the queen of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt.

BYHayley Hynes
Swizz Beatz Surprises Alicia Keys With $400K Egyptian Queen-Inspired Chain

One thing about Swizz Beatz? He's gonna ride for his wife, Alicia Keys, always.

In his most recent romantic gesture, the famed producer went above and beyond in commissioning celebrity jeweller Elliot Eliantte to create a custom piece that's rumoured to contain 150 carats, completely inspired by Egypt – a place that the R&B vocalist has strong ties to.

Swizz Beatz Surprises Alicia Keys With $400K Egyptian Queen-Inspired Chain
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According to TMZ, the chain cost Swizz a reported $400K and boasts baguettes around the main piece which were set in a brick formation to resemble the country's Great Pyramids.

Nefertiti – the queen of the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt – was the main inspiration, though her face has been swapped out with Keys' own image, making the thoughtful gift that much more special. If you're not familiar, the royal figure is known for representing strength, power, and beauty, while the infinity links symbolize eternal life.

The piece was delivered to the "Fallin'" songstress while she was working abroad in Milan on Tuesday, and as you can see, she was seriously impressed.

This isn't the first kind gesture the 43-year-old has shown his wife in recent months. Back in May, he noticed that Joe Budden had co-signed an unflattering opinion about Keys on Twitter, and didn't hesitate to call the podcast host out.

"King Knock if all the way off!" Swizz wrote, causing Budden to delete his tweet. "Let's not do this! I never get into your zones! Leave my wife out of everything but greatness! Please..."

What are your thoughts on Alicia Keys' flashy new Egyptian chain from her husband? Sound off in the comments below, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.