The Stanley Cup weighs 34.5 pounds.
The Stanley Cup championship rings the Lightning received Thursday appear as though they might tip the scales at something close to Lord Stanley’s chalice.
Actually, the rings have a gem weight of 31.67 carats. They include 273 diamonds and feature a top that opens like a book to reveal details of the 2021 season.
“The relentless dedication, hard work and persistence displayed by the Lightning is reflected in their 2021 Stanley Cup championship ring, and Jostens is proud to reveal it is the largest ring by carats in our 125-year history,” said Chris Poitras, VP and COO of Jostens’ professional sports division, in a press release.
Lightning fans have an opportunity to get in on the bling. Jostens is offering a Stanley Cup ring, of which only 88 will be made. The number is in honor of Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) winner Andrei Vasilevskiy. The goaltender had five shutouts during the 2021 playoffs, including a 1-0 blanking of the Montreal Canadiens in the decisive Game 5 of the Cup final.
The ring, which costs $12,707, is similar in design to those given to team members. It is crafted with 136 diamonds, 30 created sapphires, can be personalized, and comes in a custom display box.
A fan wanting a nice Stanley Cup keepsake, but does not want to spend nearly as much, has many other options through the jeweler. A season ticket member ring created in white gold or sterling silver starts at $799 and a paperweight set is available for $289.
Men’s items include cufflinks starting at $349. For women, there is a championship charm necklace starting at $299 and a Lightning logo charm starting at $99.
Jostens also created the team’s 2020 and 2004 Stanley Cup rings.
“Our previous partnership with Jostens resulted in a spectacular ring and an overall fantastic celebration,” said Lightning CEO Steve Griggs, in a press release. “It is a uniquely special opportunity to be working with them again less than a year later to celebrate our second Stanley Cup in two seasons.”
Lightning fans have a chance to win a Stanley Cup championship ring that is identical to the one players and coaches received.
The team is selling raffle tickets with proceeds benefiting the Lightning Foundation, a non-profit through which several charitable events have impacted the lives of many in the Tampa Bay region. The raffle runs through December 3.
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