No one appreciates a championship ring more than the players who earned it. But these small symbols of victory have been gaining more attention from the public over the years as the rings are becoming grander and more like pieces of art.
Sports Business Journal featured an article this week on championship rings of years past and exactly what goes into the making of a piece of sports history. Jason of Beverly Hills had the honor of designing and manufacturing the two recent back to back championship rings for the Los Angeles Lakers and was featured in the article alongside other great designers such as Tiffany's who designed last years Super Bowl ring for the Saints.
Every year, a handful of the best jewelry manufactures in the business vie for a chance to be ones to create rings for the league champions of each sport. Once the bids go in, its all about style and substance to see who's design comes out on top.
In the article, Tim Harris, the Lakers senior vice president of business operations says, "Dr. [Jerry] Buss got him in the room, but Jason impressed us beyond anything else we saw. Everybody wants to do your ring. He just did such a great job on the first one that it wasn't a hard decision on the second."
You can see the full article HERE or in the Sports Business Journal on stands now.
Source: Bill King/Sports Business Journal