Master jewelers at Jostens collaborated with the Chicago Blackhawks to design their 2013 Stanley Cup Championship Rings, which the organization presented players with during a private ceremony this evening in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The ring tells the story of the team’s spirit, drive and determination and celebrates the Blackhawks’ memorable 2013 season and championship victory.
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.
"Jostens is proud to have partnered with the Chicago Blackhawks to develop a ring that celebrates the team’s remarkable win and honors their championship history," said Chris Poitras, director, Sports Marketing and Development, Jostens. "This unique collaboration with the Blackhawks and Jostens master jewelers produced a striking ring design that truly represents the team’s achievements, and features the team’s motto and symbols in a brilliant championship ring."
In addition, the Blackhawks and Jostens have collaborated to create collectables for the entire Chicago Blackhawks community, including shareholders, season ticket holders and fans. Each unique collection will celebrate the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions while paying tribute to the rich legacy of the team, coaches, players and Blackhawks fans. The collection offers every Chicago Blackhawks fan the chance to own a piece of Blackhawks history and, beginning September 29th, can be ordered online at jostens.com/chicagoblackhawks.
The 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship ring and companion pieces were designed and produced in Jostens’ fine jewelry facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Denton, Texas; and Montreal, Canada.
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced championship rings for professional sports teams and athletes for over 60 years. In addition to collaborating with the Blackhawks, Jostens has worked with other hometown, Chicago championship sports organizations, including the Bears, Bulls and White Sox.
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a leading designer and producer of championship products, programs and services that help athletic champions and their fans tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. The company's products also include school yearbooks and other memory book products and scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products. 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 and trade publishing segments.