At the NBA’s 2021-2022 season opener, the NBA presented the 2020-2021 Championship ring to last season’s winning team, the Milwaukee Bucks. Believe us when we say it’s a diamond ring that is truly the first of its kind.
Designed by jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, this year’s football Championship ring is much more versatile and wearable than rings of seasons’ past, thanks to the ingenuity of the designer. “As Championship rings have gotten bigger, they have become less and less practical to wear,” explained Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills. “We addressed this by developing a push button system that allows the players to wear the top of the ring as a pendant, making it a piece of jewelry they can wear every day around their finger or on their neck to celebrate their tremendous season.”
One of our favorite details appears when you remove the top to reveal a QR code that plays memorable highlights from the Bucks’ 2020-2021 season when scanned.
Milwaukee Bucks NBA Championship Ring: Every Detail Has a Meaning
The ring was not only designed with versatility in mind, but with detail and precision as well. It has 360 diamonds on the top to represent the total wins since the team’s owners purchased the team. The 16 emerald-shaped diamonds on the left side represent the 16 playoff wins during the 2021 playoffs, with another 16 emerald-shaped diamonds on the right side for the 16 division titles in the Bucks’ team history. The total carat weight of the emeralds, 4.14 carats, represents the 414 Milwaukee area code and the 50 round stones on the inner bezel stand for the 50 years since the team’s last championship win.
And the intricate detail doesn’t stop there. The two trophies on the inside shank represent the two franchise championships, and the Bucks’ home stadium architecture is also featured on the side of the ring. Our favorite detail? The exact 65.3% purity yellow gold of the NBA Larry O’Brien Trophy on the face of the ring, representing the season’s winning percentage.
Even the carat weight of the stones has meaning. Approximately three carats of stones on the shank represent the three conference championships in Bucks history. The approximate 0.53 carats on the World Champions wording on the ring represents the total years the Bucks have been in existence.
“We are thrilled with the spectacular and incredibly detailed Championship ring designed by Jason of Beverly Hills,” Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin said. “The ring vividly tells the story of the Bucks history and stunningly celebrates our 2021 NBA Championship. We thank Jason and his team for creating such a remarkable ring that the Bucks will wear proudly and cherish forever.”