KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals presented players with their 2015 World Series Championship rings Tuesday during a special on-field ceremony at Kauffman Stadium prior to Game 2 of the two-game series against the New York Mets.
The ring includes 2.5 carats of diamonds, 3.5 carats of genuine princess-cut sapphires, and 3.5 carats of genuine custom-cut sapphires. The ring top features the KC logo masterfully created from custom-cut blue sapphires surrounded by a yellow gold outline placed atop a field of 14-karat white gold and brilliant round diamonds. The words WORLD CHAMPIONS surround the top and bottom edges of the ring in yellow gold.
"Does anybody remember what Mr. Glass predicted a year ago at our ring ceremony? If you don't take a look at Crown Vision," said FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Ryan Lefebvre.
Then, video ran from Opening Day 2015 of David Glass saying he believed the team would receive the rings in 2015.
"Mission accomplished," David Glass, Royals' owner, told the crowd at Kauffman Stadium prior to the ring presentation. "You fans make it happen. Without you, none of this is possible.... Let's do it again."
“Today is a special celebration for the entire Royals organization and our fans as we honor the 2015 Kansas City Royals with the presentation of their World Series Championship rings,” said Royals president Dan Glass. “These brilliant rings embody the sacrifices and contributions made by the entire Royals organization to become the 2015 World Series Champions. It is an honor to present this highest reward to our players, coaches and staff members.”
The sides of the ring are created in 14-karat yellow gold with a gold satin finish. The iconic crown in the Royals logo reaches up from the sides of the ring and surrounds the top of the ring. A row of blue sapphires sits behind the crown which is adorned with 30 round white diamonds. One side of the ring features the player’s name atop a silhouetted image of Kauffman Stadium overlaid with the Royals script logo. The player’s number adorns the bottom.
The other side features the championship year 2015 set in white diamonds and placed above a baseball diamond that surrounds a silhouette of the World Series trophy. The trophy sits atop five round diamonds representing the five runs, a MLB first, the Royals scored in the top of the 12th inning of the series-clinching Game 5. First and third bases are shown set with two blue princess-cut sapphires representing the team’s back-to-back World Series appearances in 2014 and 2015.
The ring was created by Jostens.
“The Royals and Jostens collaborated to design a stunning championship ring and fan collection that recognizes the team’s achievements and commemorates their historic victory," said Chris Poitras, vice president, Jostens.
To celebrate the team’s remarkable championship season, the Royals and Jostens have collaborated to create a selection of personalized jewelry and collectibles with designs inspired by the World Series Championship rings. The collection offers every Royals fan the chance to own a piece of Royals history and can be ordered online at www.jostens.com/royals.com.
-Ring information from news release from KC Royals-