Jostens produced the 2007 Red Sox World Series Championship rings presented to members of the Red Sox organization prior to their home opener against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Jostens also produced the 2004 Red Sox World Championship ring.
"The ring is stunning! It clearly reflects the great care the Red Sox take in recognizing their organization," said Tim Larson, president and CEO, Jostens. "Jostens was honored to work with the Red Sox on the entire process that culminated in the delivery of the World Championship rings for a historic ceremony."
The 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship ring is cast in brilliant white gold. The top of the ring has twenty-eight round brilliant-cut diamonds channel-set around the bottom of the bezel. On the top of the bezel, recessed in black letters, are the words "World Champions.”
Centered on top of the ring is the Red Sox logo (a pair of red socks) cast in brilliant white gold each set with four custom fitted natural rubies mounted on a diamond base crest depicting a baseball diamond. The diamond base crest is inlaid with fourteen princess-cut diamonds. The baseball diamond overhangs an inner bezel and is set on a field of four custom faceted synthetic blue sapphires.
The left side of the ring has "7th World Series Championship" in raised relief on a black background. Underneath is a depiction of Fenway Park with "4-0 Sweep" at the bottom of the panel.
There are two versions of the right side of the ring. For those players' who played on both the 2004 and 2007 World Championship teams, their rings have a panel with the recipient's name in raised relief on a black background above a maroon-enameled initial "B" between two World Series Trophies. For those players who played only on the 2007 team, their rings have one trophy on the right and a maroon-enameled initial "B" on the left. For all rings, at the bottom of the panel in raised relief is the recipient's uniform number with the year "2007.”
The inside of the ring is engraved with: "Boston Red Sox" and "10-28-07". The ring features a total of 42 diamonds with a total weight of 2.33 carats. The total weight of the ring is 50 dwt.
The rings were designed at Jostens’ Minneapolis headquarters and produced at the Jostens jewelry production facility in Denton, Texas.
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that help people inspire achievement and preserve memories. The company's products include school yearbooks and memory books, OurHubbub™ brand MemoryBooks, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational publishing market segments.