October 28, 2015

The Warriors debuted their championship rings at Oracle Arena before the start of their basketball season: Here it is:

Warriors 2015 Championship Rings

As the lights dimmed, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took the microphone, and co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber were the first to receive their championship rings.

Next was team President Rick Welts, general manager Bob Myers, consultant Jerry West and assistant general managers Travis Schlenk and Kirk Lacob, followed by assistant coaches Luke Walton, Ron Adams, Jarron Collins, Bruce Fraser and Alvin Gentry, who ironically was there as the Pelicans’ new head coach.

After the players received their championship rings, Curry told the crowd, “This is an unbelievable night for all of us players, for everybody in the organization, the coaching staff, the front office and especially you guys, who supported us every single night. We wouldn’t have done it without you.”

The team designed the championship rings with a lot of input from Lacob, Guber, Curry, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, among others. Like a well-played ballgame, this jewelry tells a story, even harboring a secret or two. And there won’t be many of them.

Here are some of the features of the new championship rings:

• The rings contain more than 6 carats of diamonds and sapphires, and more than 90 grams of 14-karat gold.

• The numbers 1975 and 2015 are on the championship rings, representing the team’s NBA championship years in the Bay Area.

• A total of 240 precious stones are set in the ring, reflecting the 240 Warriors victories since the Lacob-Guber ownership group took over.

• As is customary on championship rings, the player’s last name and uniform number are prominently displayed on the rings.

• There are sixteen princess stones on the top of the ring to represent that are there to represent 16 victories during last year’s postseason.

• Here’s something new for a championship ring – To authenticate this championship ring (in case any copies that might appear later on): Each player’s ring has four fluorescent diamonds, visible only under black light and thus requiring a certain device for illumination. That number symbolizes the four championships the Warriors have won in their history, including the 1946-47 and 1955-56 seasons in Philadelphia.

• Last, each championship ring comes with a presentation box in which the ring can spin slowly on a motorized turntable, illuminated by built-in lights.

Please remember, I buy championship rings. So let’s talk if you are thinking of selling your ring.

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