June 30, 2014
Jostens and the Boston Red Sox Teamed Up To Make A Trio Of Magnificent Championship World Series Rings.
Pictured above are the three recent World Series Championship Rings of the Boston Red Sox. What I admire most about these rings is how they are so similar in style and size. Most other teams that are fortunate to win multiple championships in a short time span, don’t have rings that look this similar to each other. Typically, their 2nd or 3rd rings are much larger than their first, and/or the designs take on a radically new look.
The first World Series Championship from 2004 is shown in the middle. Instead of making a ring in 10K or 14K gold, the Red Sox opted for more expensive 18K gold. While no one can argue that 18K gold is more money and more prestigious, the ring would be softer and much more susceptible to wear if regularly worn.
Hopefully, the players and staff that receive an 18K diamond studded ring will take great care of it. The ring came with magnificent wood presentation box and had “86 years and 10-27-04″ engraved on the inside (the day they won the world series).
The next championship ring, the 2007 version, is pictured on the left. This ring was made of 14K gold and will experience less wear over time than the softer, 18K, 2004 ring. Inside the ring are the engravings “Boston Red Sox” and “10-28-07″ (the day they captured the world series).
The third and final ring, from 2013 is similar in size to the first two rings (all three rings are very large rings, much larger than their arch rival New York Yankee rings). Perhaps these rings were rushed, but one thing missing on this ring is the Red Sox toe and ankle markings found on their logo and properly represented on the 2007 rings. This ring is a 4 carat white gold ring with 126 diamonds. Inscribed next to “10-30-14″ is an etched image of a beard with the words “Bearded Brothers” engraved above it.