Aydin & Co., a reputable Atlanta jeweler-to-the-stars company, is suing T.I. for $755,000, claiming the hip-hop superstar failed to pay for several pieces he acquired from them dating as far back as 2004.
Tip stopped making payments on his open account (which was prompted by an oral agreement) back in 2013, according to the lawsuit obtained by bossip. The account included bills for seven custom made diamond pendants valued at $145,00, $40,000 in “assorted women’s jewelry,” a $30,000 blue diamond watch, a $24,500 women’s diamond bracelet, a $13,500 men’s wedding band, two $10,000 custom-made dog tags, $9,500 diamond hoop earrings, and a 48-carat diamond chain.
The lawsuit was filed by Aydin & Co. owner Fevzi Aydin after responses for payment were left unreturned. The Atlanta rapper says the lawsuit is barred by the statute of limitations and asked the judge presiding over the case to prevent Aydin & Co. from suing him for any jewelry sold before 2011. T.I. also claims that the company never produced any texts or emails that outlined any payment delinquency.
According to Tip’s affidavit, Aydin & Co. would periodically send him jewelry to examine and if they were to his liking, he could negotiate a price or return as he saw fit.
The judge has not yet ruled on the case.