The Stanley Cup championship rings presented to the Vegas Golden Knights' players, coaches and staff last week during a private ceremony at the Wynn Las Vegas are brimming with surprises, including a twist-off top that can be worn as a pendant.
With the top off, the ring resembles the interior of T-Mobile Arena, with nine stars on the "ice" denoting where each of the goals were scored during the clinching Game 5 victory over the Florida Panthers in the championship series.
Created in collaboration with Jason of Beverly Hills, each ring pops with approximately 12 carats of diamonds and clever design elements that tell the story of a remarkable season, the franchise's history and the city of Las Vegas.
For instance, the 67 white diamonds in the helmet on the face of the ring honor the team's total wins during the regular season and playoffs. The white diamond striping on left and right shoulders of the ring mimic the white uniform stripes that accented the team's gold jerseys when the lifted the Stanley Cup. Also on the face are 16 stars evenly space around the inner bezel, representing the number of playoff victories.
One side of the ring features the team's motto, "Vegas Born," along with the player's name in raised yellow gold lettering and his jersey number rendered in white diamonds against a black enamel background. Also on this side is the year 2023 in raised yellow gold.
The other side of the ring includes another team motto, "Always Advance," along with the Stanley Cup rendered in white diamonds and the results of each playoff series shown in yellow gold. The .54 carats of diamonds on the Stanley Cup pay tribute to the team’s 54 all-time playoff wins. The six yellow stars on the black enamel background signify the team's achievement of winning the Cup in only its sixth year as a franchise.
The detachable pendant has an engraving on the back that reads, “It’s Knight Time.” It also has a rotating bail that can be tucked back into the ring when not in use.
The inside of the band includes an engraving that reads, “Cup in Six,” which is a reference to owner Bill Foley’s bold and uncanny prediction about the success of his expansion team. The prediction was delivered before the start of the team's inaugural season.
“Knowing the track record of Jason of Beverly Hills, I was confident that they could create a ring as distinctive as our city and as spectacular as the season this team put together,” said Foley. “It’s clear they exceeded expectations and created a design I am sure our players, staff and fans will cherish.”
The Golden Knights raised their 2023 Stanley Cup Championship banner prior to their season opener against the Seattle Kraken. The Knights prevailed 4-1.
Credits: Images courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills.