Penguins Cup Rings
Stanley Cup Bling
Last night in a private ceremony at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Pittsburgh Penguins presented the 2017 Stanley Cup Championship Rings to players, coaches and hockey staff.
The rings, made by Jostens, celebrate the Penguins historic 2016-2017 season in which they repeated as NHL champions, becoming the first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cups.
Your 2017 Stanley Cup Champions. pic.twitter.com/09FhLHyBNK— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 3, 2017
The Penguins Stanley Cup Championship Ring is crafted from 14-karat white and yellow gold, and includes intricate settings of nearly 400 hand-set diamonds which total over 9 carats!
The title "STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS" accent the top and bottom edges of the ring top.
Atop the ring is the Penguins logo, created using 10 dazzling yellow diamonds to create a more three-dimensional appearance. One subtle bit of styling is the number 5 used for the Penguin’s eye, a nod to the franchises five Stanley Cups to date.
The right side of the ring features 2017, the year of winning the cup, and another nod to the Penguins five Stanley cups, with five white gold Stanley Cups.
The left side features the recipient's name and number. Below it sits two Stanley Cups adorned in diamonds, along with a banner that reads "BACK 2 BACK" representing the team's repeat as Stanley Cup Champions.
The team motto, "PLAY THE RIGHT WAY" is hidden inside the ring, along with the records of the four playoff series won, along with the defeated opponents the Penguins faced on the road to repeat championship history.
One additional special feature was added for those players who had been with the team since 2009, with 3 hidden diamonds on the back side of their ring to represent their three cup wins in that time span. Mario Lemieux had 5 diamonds on his, 2 as a player and now 3 as an owner.
Another interesting note: The players with three Cup wins also got three extra diamonds on the back side of their rings. pic.twitter.com/OuRdnFRbju— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 3, 2017