MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Master jewelers at Jostens collaborated with the Chicago Blackhawks to design and craft a stunning ring to tell the story of the Blackhawks memorable season of achieving the "One Goal" of becoming the National Hockey League 2010 Stanley Cup Champions. The eye-catching ring recognizes Chicago's fourth Stanley Cup victory that ended with the Blackhawks' 4-3 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in game six of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on June 9, 2010.
The Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup Championship Ring tells the story of the team's spirit, drive and determination. The complex ring crest features the iconic Blackhawks logo and recognizable Stanley Cup, fashioned in round brilliant and marquis cut diamonds against a background of 14 kt. white gold. The diamond-covered top is framed on the left side by "STANLEY CUP" and on the right side by "CHAMPIONS" to record the Blackhawks' achievement.
One side design features seven baguette-cut rubies and two pear-shaped emeralds set in the shape of the Blackhawks' crossed tomahawks. The respected team symbol is set against the background of a "C" formed in yellow gold and yellow diamonds to recognize the team's home town and passionate fan base. Each ring is personalized with a championship team member's name and respective number against an antique black background.
On the opposite side, a diamond-studded Stanley Cup and the 2010 season's motto: One Goal. The world famous cup is framed from top to bottom in fine detail with "Chicago Blackhawks" and the years 2010, 1961, 1938 and 1934 to document the team's championship history.
"We were honored to help the Chicago Blackhawks capture their story with a ring that reflects the team's memorable Stanley Cup season and their great tradition," said Chris Poitras, director, Sports Marketing and Development, Jostens. "Understanding the importance of the Blackhawks' iconic crest, Jostens' master jewelers took an innovative design approach to successfully detail important team symbols in a one-of-a-kind championship ring."
Intricate engraving on the inside of each player's ring adds to the distinctive design. The National Hockey League shield and playoff team logos acknowledge the four playoff opponents and series' scores. The total weight of the championship ring is 91.0 grams and includes 404 diamonds and gemstones totaling approximately 8.00 carats.
The 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship ring and companion pieces were designed and produced in Jostens' fine jewelry facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced championship rings for professional sports teams and athletes for over 60 years. In addition to collaborating with the Blackhawks, Jostens has worked with the Bears, Bulls and White Sox organizations to recognize Chicago's home town championship teams.
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements. The company's products include school yearbooks and other memory book products, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.