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Bucks' championship rings feature 400 diamonds, removable top

Milwaukee's players received their commemorative rings on Tuesday after delivering the franchise its second title in July.

From NBA.com News Services

TNT's Stephanie Ready breaks down the details of a massive, multi-layered Bucks championship ring.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but it was the Milwaukee Bucks’ fingers that were weighed down significantly on Tuesday following the reception of their massive, multi-layered 2021 NBA championship rings. Handed out during a pregame ceremony, the rings feature more than 400 diamonds in the design.

The ring has 360 diamonds on the top to represent the total wins since ownership purchased the team. The 16 emerald shaped diamonds on the left side represent the 16 playoff wins during the 2021 NBA Playoffs, with another 16 emerald shaped diamonds on the right side for the 16 division titles in team history. In total, there are approximately 4.14 carats of emeralds representing the 414 Milwaukee area code. The 50 round stones on the inner bezel stand for the 50 years since the team’s last championship win.

There are two trophies on the inside shank to represent the two franchise championships, and Fiserv Forum’s architecture is also featured on the side of the ring. The NBA Larry O’Brien Trophy on the face of the ring is made up of a signature batch of 65.3% purity yellow gold to represent the season winning percentage. Even the carat weight of the stones has meaning.

The Bucks receive their championship rings and then celebrate as their star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, fuels a win against the Nets.

Approximately 3 carats of stones on the shank represent the three conference championships in Bucks history. The approximately 0.53 carats on the World Champions wording on the ring represents the total years the Bucks have been in existence.

There are even hidden details in the ring that you cannot see. The ring has a removable top that reveals a QR code that when scanned plays a video highlighting memorable moments from the season.

The team even provided a behind-the-scenes look at its crafting by Jason of Beverly Hills, who executed his seventh NBA championship design, having previously handled the 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2020 editions. CEO Jason Arasheben said they set out to add more versatility into the design, given that rings have steadily increased in size: “We addressed this by developing a push-button system that allows the players to wear the top of the ring as a pendant.”


Rewatch the full championship banner and rings presentation the Bucks had on opening night.

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