The Chicago Blackhawks received their 2013 championship rings in a private ceremony Sunday night and, yes, they are impressive. Bedazzled with 260 diamonds, rubies and emeralds weighing a total of 14.68 carats, the 14-karat white gold rings are a fitting testament to the team’s spirit and determination in capturing a fifth Stanley Cup.
Jostens collaborated with the team in designing a ring that brings together the team colors of red, white and black in a beautiful juxtaposition of white gold, diamonds, rubies and antique black enamel. Especially effective was the use of fiery rubies on the face of the ring in order to make the diamond-encrusted Blackhawks logo pop.
The ring, which weighs an impressive 93 grams, is framed by the words "Stanley Cup” and "Champions." Highlighted is the iconic Blackhawks logo fashioned in round brilliant and marquise-cut diamonds set in 14-karat white gold. The marquise diamonds cleverly mimic the look of feathers in a headdress. The Blackhawks logo sits on a ground of 29 custom-cut tapered rubies that radiate from the center in the shape of a circle.
The side design features seven baguette-cut rubies and two pear-shaped emeralds that form the shape of the Blackhawks’ secondary logo — two crisscrossed tomahawks. This emblem sits atop the Blackhawks' stylized "C," which is filled with 25 round yellow diamonds set in yellow gold. Each ring is personalized with the player’s name and number against an antique black enamel background.
The opposite side of the ring shows five diamond-studded Stanley Cup trophies, one for each year Chicago has won the championship — 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013.
The engraving on the inside of each player’s ring adds to the distinctive design. Each ring is engraved with the team’s “One Goal” motto, as well as the playoff series results and the opposing teams’ logos.
The Blackhawks’ run to the Stanley Cup ended in a thrilling way. Down 2-1 in Game 6 against the Boston Bruins, the Blackhawks scored twice in the final 76 seconds of the game to win 3-2 and claim the championship.