2005 Spurs NBA Championship Ring Facts

  • 14 karat white gold
  • Weighs over 2 ounces of 14 karat gold
  • 2.55 carat weight of diamonds that includes round cut and baguette diamonds
  • Going across the top of the panel of each ring is the word “Spurs” in diamonds
  • On one side of the ring in raised letters above the NBA logo is the player’s name
  • The Spurs logo and the Piston logo with their Championship series record
  • Each player’s number is at the bottom of the shank
  • Incised into the bottom of the shank is the 2004-2005 season record of “59-23”
  • On the other side of the ring in raised letters are the words “NBA” and “Champions”
  • In raised numbers is the year “2005”
  • Incised into the bottom of the shank are the numbers 99 and 03 representing the previous two Championships
  • Each ring is completely handmade and each diamond individually set

    Masters of Design, a Cookson company, has designed the San Antonio Spurs’ 2005 NBA Championship rings.

    “We worked with Masters of Design when we won the1999 and 2003 NBA Championships and we’re very pleased with not only our Championship rings, but with the entire Championship program. They instituted a program for our fans so that all Spurs’ enthusiasts were able to share in the momentous event,” said Russ Bookbinder, executive vice president of business operations for Spurs Sports & Entertainment. “And, we’re excited about our unique Championship ring design this year and an after-market program that will exceed our supporters’ expectations.”

    The rings were manufactured at Masters of Design’s headquarters and manufacturing facility, located in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. The NBA Championship rings were unveiled and distributed to Spurs’ players and coaches before the 2005 season opener.

    “We are extremely excited to have been chosen once again by the Spurs. We enjoyed working with the entire organization in 1999 and 2003 and know that for this Championship, we created a design as spectacular as their previous rings while representing this Championship season,” said Bob Bourbeau, director of sports and special markets division for Masters of Design.

    Masters of Design has manufactured Championship rings for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Francisco Giants and for the three NBA Championships of the Los Angeles Lakers. Masters of Design produces custom designed products for championship teams and athletes around the world.

    “What makes it exciting for Masters of Design is that each Championship ring we manufacture is unique to each organization and represents their vision and their achievements,” continued Bourbeau.