“Please accept this 1 of 1 custom Diamond and Ruby #Tesla ring for being an inspiration to me and my best friend Paul,” the Korean American jeweler-to-the-stars wrote on Instagram Friday.
The ring, which is made of solid platinum and encrusted with diamonds and rubies “of the highest quality,” is worth nearly $40,000, TMZ reports.
Baller used a trillion cut diamond to emphasize the “T” logo on the front which he surrounded by round brilliant white diamonds and rubies which were pavé set by hand. On the back of the ring, custom cut diamond baguettes spell out “Tesla.”
According to Baller, the gift is in recognition of Musk’s numerous achievements. “This ring was designed and created here in America, just like your cars,” Baller noted. “We salute you for giving 50,000 jobs to Americans and putting USA back on the map as a serious contender in the auto industry.” “You could have easily retired after you sold PayPal but you bet it all on Tesla and that takes BIG balls. Much respect…Thank you for being awesome,” he added.
He further noted that while he has never gifted another person a custom piece of jewelry before, Musk totally deserved such a Christmas present since he “motivated (Baller) and (his best friend) Paul to level up and push limits.” Baller and Paul are both Tesla fans who drive Tesla Model X P100Ds. TMZ reports that Musk should get his gift something this week.
Ben Baller’s full Instagram Caption is below:
“Dear Elon Musk Please accept this 1 of 1 custom Diamond and Ruby #Tesla ring for being an inspiration to me and my best friend Paul aka @va_p100d
FYI both of us own @teslamotors Model X P100D’s and both of us appreciate what you’ve done for Americans and the
FYI I have never gifted anyone a custom piece of jewelry in my career. In fact I have a long list of clients who are waiting to pay for a piece by me, but they’ll have to wait so that we could gift you this ring for Christmas. Why are we giving you this ring? Because you have motivated me and Paul to level up and push limits. 🙌🏼
This ring is made of solid Platinum and I custom cut diamond baguettes to spell out T-E-S-L-A. on the back of the ring…
On the front of the ring I set a rare Trillion cut diamond to emphasize the “T” logo surrounded by round brilliant white diamonds(all diamonds used on this ring are VVS1 clarity). The rest of the ring is made of the highest quality rubies all pave set by hand. This ring was designed and created here in America, just like your cars.
We salute you for giving almost 50,000 jobs to Americans and putting USA back on the map as a serious contender in the auto industry.
The last successful US car company startup before Tesla was Chrysler and that was 90 years ago. You could have easily retired after you sold PayPal but you bet it all on Tesla and that takes BIG balls. Much respect. Please tell me where you would like us to deliver this ring.