DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Official Ring Provider of The Basketball Hall of Fame, Zales Jewelers proudly presented the new Hall of Fame Ring to the Class of 2016 inductees during a special ceremony, which took place on Saturday, September 10.
The new ring is set in 14 karat gold and has a total diamond weight of 1 5/8 carats. The stunning design features an orange carnelian stone, carefully set to resemble a basketball, with a dazzling cluster of diamonds and a depiction of the iconic Basketball Hall of Fame spire.
The Zales Basketball Hall of Fame Ring celebrates the unique distinction of induction through state-of-the-art craftsmanship. One side of the ring features the inductee's name and enshrinement class along with a depiction of the physical Hall of Fame building. The other side features the official Hall of Fame designation above an engraving of Dr. James Naismith – the inventor of the game of basketball.
The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 includes Players Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Sheryl Swoopes, Yao Ming, Cumberland Posey and Zelmo Beaty; Coaches Tom Izzo and John McLendon; Contributor Jerry Reinsdorf and Referee Darrel Garretson.
About Zales Jewelers
Zales Jewelers, a leading brand name in fine jewelry retailing, operates stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Zales Jewelers is operated by Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet Jewelers operates approximately 3,600 stores. For additional information on Zales visit www.Zales.com or follow us on:
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.
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