The Boston Bruins received one of the fruits of their labor that was a Stanley Cup title this week, getting their hands on the championship rings.
Here's a description of the bling from NHL.com:
The ring crest features 66 diamonds, including the Bruins' iconic 'B' logo over an image of the Stanley Cup. There are six diamonds around that logo representing the Bruins' six Cup championships in franchise history. One shoulder of the ring features the player's name and sweater number around the team's secondary bear logo. The other side features the Stanley Cup with the years the Bruins have won the Cup – 2011, 1972, 1970, 1941, 1939 and 1929.
There's more to the rings than just what's on the outside. The inside features intricate custom engraving. On one side is engraved the team's playoff slogan that decorated the locker room during the playoff run, "Full 60+ to History." The logo of the Bruins' playoff opponents and the score of each of those series also decorate the interior.
Like any good championship ring, it's a bit ostentatious. Hey, they earned it, so why not?
The players sure seem to like them and that's what matters.
"I mean, it's probably worth more than my parents made growing up," Shawn Thornton said. "So it's a ... I'm kind of speechless. It's unbelievable how much they went out of their way to make sure that everyone was happy. It's great."
Mark Recchi, who already has rings from his time in Carolina and Pittsburgh, was equally impressed.
"But I knew this was going to be nice, but what the Jacobs family did was absolutely amazing," Recchi said. "It kind of blew me away actually. It's very special. The thought that went into this and the little details, it's incredible."
But wait, there's more! You can even have your own! Seriously, you can buy a replica. Here's a video of how they're made, kind of cool.
Photo: Bruins team site