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The Bruins finally have received their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship rings, and wow, it was totally worth the wait.
From the Bruins press release:
The crest of the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup ring features diamond set images of the iconic Boston Bruins “B” logo and the Stanley Cup, fashioned in brilliant cut custom princess, princess and round diamonds set against a background of 14 kt. white gold. There are six larger round diamonds on the crest of the ring that represent the six Stanley Cups that the Bruins have won. The diamond-covered top of the ring is framed on the left side by “STANLEY CUP” and on the right side by “CHAMPIONS” to record the Bruins’ 2011 achievement.
One shoulder is personalized with a player’s last name and sweater number against an antique black background. The side includes an image the Bruins secondary “Bruins Bear” logo which is surrounded by six stones honoring the Bruins as being one of the “Original Six” professional hockey franchises.
The opposite shoulder of each ring features a diamond-studded Stanley Cup framed on top by “2011″ in gold and diamonds which represents this year’s team and the first Stanley Cup that the Bruins have won under the leadership of the Jacobs family. The years ’72, ’70, ’41, ’39 and ’29 also frame the cup and connect this year’s team to the earlier championship teams that helped build the Bruins into one of the most storied franchises.
The Jacobs family purchased and distributed 505 rings in all to commemorate the team’s first Stanley Cup win since 1972.