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Atlanta Braves' 2021 World Series Ring Flips Open to Reveal Illuminated Truist Park April 11, 2022Featuring 775 gemstones with a total weight of 13.3 carats, the Atlanta Braves' 2021 World Series ring includes a hidden, never-before-seen innovation — the top flips open to reveal a micro-LED illuminated replica of Truist Park.
Overall, the 14-karat gold ring tells the story of a championship journey through the use of 708 round diamonds, 44 emerald-cut diamonds, three princess-cut diamonds, four custom-cut rubies, four princess-cut rubies, 11 round rubies and one white pearl.
“The 2021 World Series ring is truly a feat of jewelry engineering and detailed storytelling. It is a stunning tribute to the Braves and their unwavering commitment to excellence this season,” said Chris Poitras VP & COO of Jostens Professional Sports Division.
When the Braves' players, coaches and staff received their rings during a pregame on-field ceremony this past Saturday, recipients were dazzled by the highly detailed rendering of Truist Park that was hiding behind the actual ring top.
Set within the stands of miniature Truist Park are 11 rubies, with each gem placed in the exact location where the Braves' 11 World Series home runs were hit against the Houston Astros on the way to the championship.
A close look at the centerfield area reveals the number "44," a nod to the jersey number of Braves legend Hank Aaron. The grounds crew at Truist Park had manicured a "44" into the grass field during a season-long tribute to the former slugger, who died in January of 2021 at the age of 86.
When flipped opened, the opposite side of the ring top includes the first three words of a memorable phrase penned by outfielder Joc Pederson in an article for the Player’s Tribune. “WE ARE THOSE…” represents the beginning of a salty line that Pederson used to describe his team's chances of winning it all in the postseason.
The ring top features the Braves “A” logo, created in contrasting 18.71-karat white gold, which pays homage to the founding of the franchise in the year 1871. Exactly 150 diamonds are pavé-set within the “A,” honoring the 150 years of franchise history. Surrounding the logo and forming a circle are an additional 193 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The words "WORLD CHAMPIONS" accent the top and bottom of the ring, set expertly with 113 diamonds. Adorning the left and right sides of the ring top are two rows of 11 emerald-cut diamonds. When combined, there are 44 emerald-cut diamonds, which celebrate Aaron's number.
Set in the four corners of the ring top are princess-cut rubies, which represent the four World Series championships achieved by the Braves.
The left side of the ring features the recipient’s name, the Braves tomahawk logo made with four custom-cut rubies and the player's jersey number set with diamonds. The bricks of Truist Park’s famous right field wall are recreated in fine detail in the background.
The right side of the ring displays the Atlanta Braves wordmark logo in the 1972 font. Below the logo is the Commissioner’s Trophy set with a single genuine white pearl. The unique use of the pearl on this championship ring is in reference to Pederson’s famous pearl necklace, which was a good luck charm during the team's 2021 postseason run.
Set in the base of the trophy are four round diamonds, honoring the Braves' fourth straight NL East Championship. Surrounding the Trophy is a stylized baseball diamond, with three princess-cut diamonds set at first, second and third base. An additional 16 round diamonds adorn the base paths.
In total, there are 23 diamonds on the right side of the ring, symbolizing the 23 home runs hit by the Braves during the 2021 postseason. Completing the right side of the ring is the championship year, 2021, and the brick wall detail.
As an added element of personalization, each player's unique signature is engraved on the interior palm of the ring.
Credits: Images courtesy of Jostens.
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