The Championship Rings

The most beautiful rings I’ve ever seen…

ringNBA.com: Laker gold — Most rings are 14-karat gold but the Lakers’ high-profile jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, created a special batch of 15-karat Laker gold to commemorate their 15th NBA championship. The ring is made of both white and yellow gold and was built from seven different parts that had to be assembled. Most rings are built as one unit.

Bling that’ll blind — The ring is comprised of 15 diamonds weighing in at 2.85 carats.

Home court advantage — The Lakers’ rings mirror the shape of the exterior of their home arena, the Staples Center. When viewed from the side, you can see the “roof” and “sides” of the Lakers’ home court.

Personalization — In the past every player has had their name and number on the side of their ring. The Lakers went a step above that and laser engraved the image of each player’s face on his ring.

Lock-down defense — Each ring boasts a hand-selected, diamond-engraved “L”. The “L” is placed in a different position on each player’s ring and is only viewable with a high-powered microscope. This helps authenticate each players piece. For further security and authentification, every ring has a serial number which is stored in a database that only the Lakers themselves and the jeweler can access.

Hollywood packaging, too — Each ring will be presented in an oversized box roughly the size of a watch box. When opened, each box has two built-in LED spotlights that shine on the ring. Even the ring itself gets royal treatment: it is mounted on a rotating mechanical platform.

Chris Manning is a co-owner and video producer for TheLakersNation.com. In addition to his "LD2k" fan-video productions, Chris is working as the "Production Manager" for HS3; A Digital, Brand Strategy and Marketing company based in L.A. which represents the digital entities of numerous high-profile athletes. You can follow him on Twitter for a wide array of sports/Lakers talk!
  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 Jaime Quintanilla

    Okay, who do I need to sleep with to get one?

  • lakerfan106

    hey chis i was just going to send u a guys an email, on the rings but they are one of a kind

  • TradeMark310

    Wow, those are amazing! *Wipes drool*

  • http://thelakersnation.com Kam Pashai

    Beautiful. The detail that has gone into them is unbelievable.

  • http://www.singoramalessonsrevealed.com Varick Hudson

    Love The Gold And Diamond Encrusted Rings!
    Love The Lakers!
    Lakers Bring Us More Gold Encrusted Rings In 2009-2010

  • lyk13

    This is insane. The best rings for the best franchise ever assembled!!!

  • lyk13

    Hmm I can’t edit my post? Anyway ring article from NBA.com has been forbidden-ed to access.

  • King

    ssiiicckkkkkk…..

  • TripleOcho24

    cant wait to see what they’ll do next year to top this ring

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  • Robert

    1 2 3 …… RING!!!! This is it. The famous ring. The Lakers will Ring-peat this year.

  • http://ekama.vip-blog.com samuel

    i like and love this gold znd diamond, very very beautiful
    thnks for Lakers and GOOD LUCK for new season

  • eric tielking

    wat up i cant believe it is the champion ship ring i love kobe bryant no homo hes the best in the NBA

  • CELESTE

    can anyone tell me how many championship rings LUKE WALTON has?

    • http://W jomlo

      2. he missed out on 03-04 pistons lakers final

  • Eleanor

    A ring befitting the great champions that the Lakers are!