In June, the Chicago Blackhawks were presented with the Stanley Cup. On Sunday night, they were presented with some bling.
The Blackhawks received their 2013 Stanley Cup championship rings in a private ceremony in Chicago on Sunday. Jostens collaborated with the Blackhawks to design the rings. Here’s a little background, per a release, on the rings:
The side design features seven baguette-cut rubies and two pear-shaped emeralds set in the shape of the Blackhawks’ secondary logo. This emblem is set against the background of a "C" formed in yellow gold and yellow diamonds. Each ring is personalized with a championship team member’s name and respective number against an antique black background.
The opposite side features five diamond-studded Stanley Cup trophies. Each one represents a championship title and includes the years in which they were won, including 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013.
Coach Joel Quenneville commented on receiving the rings prior to Saturday’s preseason finale.
“It’s always special when you get together and you can revisit that moment,” he said. “It’s a great moment to reflect. And after the ceremony, let’s turn the page and get excited (for this season).”