The ring’s top has the Braves’ “A” logo, created in contrasting 18.71-karat white gold to signify the inception of the franchise in 1871. The words “World Champions” accent the top and bottom of the ring face, and within the “A” logo, there are 150 diamonds representing 150 years of the franchise’s history.
“That ‘A’ in the middle to me is just really special,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “This ring, I could go on and on. Everything is something in that ring. Everything has a meaning.”
There are 22 emerald-cut diamonds on the left and right sides of the ring top, amounting to 44 in total to honor the legendary Hank Aaron, who passed away last year. In each of the four corners of the ring top there is a princess-cut ruby, symbolizing the Braves’ four World Series titles.
“There’s a lot of Hank in that ring, which is really cool,” Snitker said. “That’s the way it should be.”
All of that is just scratching the surface of the ring’s beauty — the top can be removed to reveal a miniature model of Truist Park, complete with micro-LED lights. And get this: there are 11 rubies placed in the stands of the tiny park to show where each of the 11 home runs the Braves hit in the World Series landed.
There are other incredible details, including an inscription reading “7.30.21” to commemorate the date of the 2021 Trade Deadline, when the Braves added eventual World Series MVP Jorge Soler, as well as National League Championship Series MVP Eddie Rosario and slugger Adam Duvall.
In all, there are an astounding 755 diamonds, four custom-cut rubies, four princess-cut rubies, 11 round rubies and the genuine white pearl set in the ring. The total gem carat weight of the ring is approximately 13.3 carats.
Now that’s how you commemorate a World Series championship.