Money's short so this jewelry is like a weave

from J. Cole – Chaining Day Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He wears nice jewelry to make it seem like he has a lot more money than he actually does. Similar to how some women with short hair wear weaves to make it seem like they have more hair(extensions).

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Chaining Day” by J. Cole Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box