Archive for December, 2017

Is This The Future of Championship Ring Design?

December 30, 2017


Ever wonder what championship rings might look life ten, twenty, or fifty years from now? Perhaps something like this:


Future championship ring designs


It’s no secret that championship rings have grown tremendous in size. My championship ring blog has demonstrated dozens of instances where rings have doubled and tripled in size over the fifty years of ring design.

Now we have reached a point where the largest championship rings from multiple sports, are so massive, the latest examples are completely uncomfortable to wear, even for the huge athletes.

According to Kendra Scott, a jewelry designer who came up with the prototype shown above, perhaps we are looking at the next evolution in championship ring design.

The prototype is very wide from left to right, supplying a huge area of design and bling space. Because it’s not overly large in height, it won’t reach all the way up to the knuckle as current championship rings do. With smaller height, the championship ring will be more comfortable to wear. However, just like today’s huge specimens, don’t count on being able to effectively have use of your hand when wearing this championship ring.

The designer believes this possible new style doesn’t reinvent championship rings, rather, it adapts it to make it both bigger and easier to wear, which is a nice and needed feature.

And with the weight of championship rings sometimes approaching a quarter of a pound, the mass of Scott’s design is spread over two fingers instead of weighing one finger way down.

Someday, if this design becomes prevalent for championship rings, the next evolution could be gold knuckles (just think something like brass knuckles, just made of gold and diamonds).

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings, If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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Son Stuns Father With Latest Patriots Super Bowl Ring

December 28, 2017


A son gave his dad the unbelievable gift, and Robert Kraft made the event even more special.


New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Ring Lottery


Matt Leblanc, a high school senior, took his dad, Steve LeBlanc, to the Patriots game on Christmas Eve. It was there that Robert Kraft presented the life-long Patriots fan with a player-sized Super Bowl ring.

“My dad’s hard working. He’s a loving guy. He will put effort into everything that he does, really loves the Patriots, I’ll tell you that…” said Matt.

Matt spent $50 on six raffle tickets for a chance to win a player-sized, diamond-filled Super Bowl LI ring for his loving father.

Recently Matt received a phone call from Robert Kraft.

“After I got off the phone with him, I had the biggest smile on my face, dancing around. People were looking at me strangely, but I didn’t even bother to explain to them. I was just way too happy and excited,” he said.

The high school senior attended the Pats game on Christmas eve with his dad, and he revealed the incredible news on the sidelines.

According to Steve, “I thought we were just coming to a game on Christmas Eve. I had no idea. I almost said no!”

Matt will be leaving home and go into the Air Force after his high school graduation in June.

“I feel like I’m not able to give much to my dad already as it is, so for that to be a gift to him as a Christmas gift and as a going away gift for the Air Force, I feel like it was really something special,” he said.

What a great story!

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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Michael Jordan Championship Ring Boxes Now 75% Off

December 27, 2017


Back in August, this seller had these two championship ring presentation boxes for sale with an asking price of $19,999.99. Now he’s asking $4,999.99:


Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls championship ring boxes


The eBay seller used words in his offering such as “authentic” and “original” and I wrote a blog about this offering and asked lots of questions in that essay.

The listing claimed the two championship rings boxes came from a Chicago area Luxury estate auction and I sarcastically wondered if Michael Jordan, when he sold his Chicago mansion, had an estate sale or auction and the lucky ebay seller had purchased them at this time.

I also wondered if the championship ring boxes came with any proper paperwork proving their providence, and I pondered how could they be “authentic” and “original” if they did not at one point belong to Michael Jordan?

At an asking price of $19,999.99 did the seller think they truly were awarded to Michael Jordan? Or was he hoping someone with lots of money would just pull the trigger and acquire them?

Here is a link to the original story, in case you would like to learn more about these championship ring boxes: http://sports-rings.com/wordpress1/2017/08/25/how-much-are-these-jordan-championship-ring-boxes/

Meanwhile as always, please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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Patriots Super Bowl Ring on eBay Disappears Without a Trace

December 26, 2017


Last week I blogged about a Patriots player-sized championship ring at auction on eBay. It then disappeared:


Patriots Super Bowl XXXVI ring for auction


I always thought that eBay auctions, whether sold, or failing to reach the reserve, or getting pulled before the end of the auction, can be found on ebay after the listing ends.

Looking at completed auctions, I can’t find the listing shown above in their archives.

That means the championship ring did not sell. Had it reached the reserve or not, it would have been an excellent barometer to know the current value of a front office, player-sized, solid gold, diamond Super Bowl XXXVI ring. A slight reduction would have to have been allowed because the original wood presentation box was not being offered with the championship ring.

Oh well, I guess we will have to wait for the next one to come up for auction. Sooner or later they always do.

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring and maintain your privacy, please contact me.


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2011 Bruins Stanley Cup Championship Ring Offered by Paragon Auctions

December 23, 2017


Although not player sized, this is a very impressive championship ring that may sell at a really attractive price:


2011 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Ring


I am not affiliated with this Stanley Cup Ring, or the auction house, I’m just here to blog about the world of championship rings.

Modern Stanley Cup Rings are gorgeous and their designs are breathtaking, and often don’t get the credit they deserve.

Although this 2011 championship ring is a front office version, and is smaller and contains less diamonds than the player’s ring, it’s a beautiful piece.

For those who acquire championship rings as an investment hoping they appreciate in value, this specimen may go for a low price due to the fact that the auction house is not as well known as some of the giant organizations that auction championship rings. And that’s not a knock on Paragon – in fact I pay a lot more attention to their auctions as doesn’t every championship ring buyer want a good deal?

Although smaller, this item is no lightweight – the Bruins championship ring is about 60 grams (according to the auction listing) and is made of 10K solid white gold. The player’s championship ring is made of 14K gold and although not mentioned in the listing, the player’s version is substantially larger and heavier.

Keep in mind 60 Grams is by no means a small ring and will be much more comfortable to wear than a huge player ring.

Another great feature of this championship ring is that it comes with the original wood presentation box.

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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