Red Sox unveil flashy World Series rings
The Boston Red Sox at long last are hosting their home opener Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park, and among the many festivities planned for the day was the official unveiling of the team’s World Series rings.
As the celebration played out at Fenway ahead of the day’s showdown with the Toronto Blue Jays — one that also included the raising of the championship banner — the Red Sox’s official Twitter account unveiled the flashy championship rings.
Ringing in the champs!#DamageDone pic.twitter.com/kuK8nW9KNT— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 9, 2019
A tweet featuring video was also posted, as well as one that provided an in-depth breakdown of all the bells and whistles associated with the World Series rings.
World Series champs has a nice ring to it. pic.twitter.com/vpUhDwEK8D— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 9, 2019
All in the details. pic.twitter.com/lpL6VRD2b9— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 9, 2019
In a story about the rings from The Athletic, some additional interesting tidbits were relayed about the championship bling.
“We have so many stones that need to be custom-cut that each one has to be set by hand individually, one by one. There (are) over 185 stones on the ring," said Jostens master designer Miran Armutlu on Red Sox rings. Here's the story of how they were made: https://t.co/Lh7QsAmqBz pic.twitter.com/ECTObYvMRP— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) April 9, 2019
According to a press release from Jostens, the rings are “crafted in 14-karat white gold…with the Boston B logo [made from] 21 custom-cut genuine rubies, which represent the 4 [recent] World Series titles won by the Red Sox. The logo is surrounded by 22 intricately set custom-cut blue sapphires, which are emblematic of the Red Sox’s 14 postseason games played and the incredible 8 home runs hit during the World Series alone.”
Further, the rings feature “185 stones which represent the 162 regular season games plus 14 postseason games plus the 9 World Series titles now held by the Red Sox. The ring features 4.5 carats of diamonds, 6.5 carats of blue sapphires and 4.0 carats of rubies for a total gem weight of 15 carats.”
Suffice to say, a gem- and diamond-encrusted piece of jewelry befitting a World Series champion.