The Denver Nuggets have recently received their well-deserved 2023 NBA Championship rings, which were meticulously designed in collaboration with the renowned jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills. Each ring is uniquely customized to represent the individual players and their respective jersey numbers.
Jason Arasheben, the CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills, emphasized the importance of storytelling in championship rings. He stated, “Every championship ring we create must tell a compelling story. It should encapsulate not only the organization’s journey but also the team, the season, the players, and most importantly, the city of Denver. And this ring is no exception. It tells a rich narrative with numerous storylines, hidden surprises, and remarkable features.”
The ring boasts two remarkable and unprecedented elements. At the top of the ring, there is a lever that allows the background to change, showcasing significant dates in the Nuggets’ history. Arasheben explained, “For the first time in ring history, the face of the ring is interchangeable. By simply flipping the lever, you can switch between two designs: one representing the team’s inception in 1967 and the other symbolizing the championship year of 2023. The transition changes the color scheme from blue sapphires to white diamonds on the ring’s face.” Additionally, the ring features a retractable compartment that unveils the official 2023 Denver Nuggets Championship banner, adding a touch of grandeur to the design.
Crafted with utmost precision, the ring incorporates 16 carats of diamonds, rubies, and blue sapphires, representing the Nuggets’ distinctive franchise colors. These 16 carats symbolize the 16 postseason victories that led the team to claim the NBA championship. The ring showcases an array of diamonds in different colors, including yellow and white, carefully selected and arranged in various shapes. The face of the ring proudly displays the Larry O’Brien trophy, adorned with 24 points of yellow diamonds, signifying the 24 years spent at Ball Arena. Notable details include the iconic pickaxes from the team’s secondary logo. Furthermore, the ring pays tribute to the Nuggets’ remarkable Game 5 victory by featuring 89 rubies encircling the perimeter, representing the 89 points they held the Miami Heat to secure the championship.