Drake's expensive jewelry collection is coming back to bite him in the ass -- a famous jeweler is suing him over a $50,000 owl pendant ... claiming Drake illegally made knockoffs of it for his friends.
The jeweler Baden Baden Inc. (owned by designer Michael Raphael) filed the lawsuit, claiming Drizzy hired the company to make a custom diamond-studded platinum owl pendant back in January ... and paid $49,204.
Then in June ... BB claims gold duplicates of the pendant started surfacing on Drake's Instagram.
According to the lawsuit, BB claims Drake took its original design, copied it, and handed out the knockoffs to his pals.
Baden Baden is suing for copyright infringement, demanding unspecified damages, and asking the court to force Drake to hand over the owl copies.
One potential sticking point -- Drake's been using the owl logo for years ... it's the freakin' cover of his 2011 mixtape.
As we previously reported, Raphael is also suing Drake for unpaid styling services.
SUCK ON THESE JEWELS
Rapper Fires Back In Bling Lawsuit
9/4/2013 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In a move that says, "F You, I'm too rich to steal your crappy diamonds" ... rapper Tyga has posted a photo of the contents of his jewelry box hoping to publicly shame the guy accusing him of thievery ... and at the very least, it's damn impressive.
We broke the story ... Tyga is being sued by Jason of Beverly Hills -- a famous jeweler who claims Tyga never paid for $91k in diamond and gold jewelry back in 2012 (a pantheon timepiece and a chain).
But hours after we published the story ... Tyga went to Twitter and posted a photo of his finest 27 gold pieces ... with a message that reads, "Shout out to my Jeweler @emitthejeweler !!!!! I don't f*k with #bitchn**gas @jasonofbh."
Translation -- I'm too rich to steal your crappy diamonds and I've got a better jeweler than you anyway.
As for the jewelery at the center of the lawsuit ... those 2 pieces were not on display in Tyga's Instagram pic.
Men Everywhere Depressed
8/18/2013 12:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
As if the world wasn't bad enough ... smokin' hot Paulina Gretzky has dashed the hopes and dreams of men worldwide ... by getting ENGAGED to pro-golfer Dustin Johnson.
Paulina announced the terrible news on Instagram Saturday -- posting a pic of the giant diamond rock on her ring finger, captioned "Never been happier."
The couple has only been dating since early 2013 -- but, really, who wouldn't lock that down?
Now, a final farewell, to Paulina's almost-hitched assets ...