Blackhawks unveil 2013 Stanley Cup Championship rings

Sunday night, the Blackhawks and Jostens unveiled the design for the Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup Championship ring.

Image courtesy of Chicago Blackhawks

Image courtesy of Chicago Blackhawks

The ring is quite a departure from 2010's ring, which was the size of a Cadillac and almost unwearable.  This ring has a bit of an old school look, and is something that the players can wear for a lifetime.  The big and bold look of the 2010 ring was quite impressive, but this is certainly more functional.

From the Blackhawks' press release :

The spectacular ring is framed by the words “Stanley Cup” and “Champions” and features the iconic Blackhawks logo fashioned in round brilliant and marquis cut diamonds with custom-cut tapered rubies set on a background of 14 kt. white gold.

The side design features seven baguette-cut rubies and two pear-shaped emeralds set in the shape of the Blackhawks’ secondary logo.  This emblem is set against the background of a "C" formed in yellow gold and yellow diamonds. Each ring is personalized with a championship team member’s name and respective number against an antique black background.

The opposite side features five diamond-studded Stanley Cup trophies. Each one represents a championship title, and includes the years in which they were won, including 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013.

Intricate arboring on the inside of each player’s ring adds to the distinctive design, featuring the team’s motto: “One Goal,” and the playoff series score. The total weight of the championship ring is 93.0 grams and includes 260 diamonds and gemstones totaling approximately 14.68 carats.

Fans will also have a chance to buy their own, replica edition of the ring and other high end Blackhawk jewelery by visiting the Jostens' website.

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