NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 28, 2009 / 8:00 am

Jason of Beverly Hills Designs The Lakers’ Championship Rings

Los Angeles Lakers

You might remember Jason Arasheben of Jason of Beverly Hills from Dime #52 when we featured a selection of some of the jewelry he’s done for the NBA’s elite. But no matter how many chains he could make for LeBron, nothing is going to compare to making an NBA championship ring.

“We knew we were the new breed and we knew that the Lakers took a huge chance with us when we haven’t had a track record in this type of championship ring business,” Arasheben said. ”So we knew we had to exceed expectations and that’s exactly what we did. We are bringing a little more flair and a little more of LA’s lifestyle to this piece which has never been seen before.

“What is really unique about this particular ring is that it’s not just a regular ring, it actually has tons of hidden meanings within the ring that give the ring a story. A story unlike any other ring has ever had.”

Some key facts on the the Lakers’ championship ice:

Laker gold: Most rings are 14-karat gold but Jason created a special batch of 15-karat Laker gold to commemorate their 15th NBA championship.

Bling that’ll blind: The ring is comprised of 15 diamonds weighing in at 2.85 carats.

Home court advantage: The Lakers’ rings mirror the shape of the exterior of the Staples Center. When viewed from the side, you can see the “roof” and “sides” of the Lakers’ home court.

Personalization: In the past every player has had their name and number on the side of their ring – the Lakers laser engraved the image of each player’s face.

Lock-down defense: Each ring boasts a hand-selected, diamond-engraved “L”. The “L” is placed in a different position on each player’s ring and is only viewable with a high-powered microscope. This helps authenticate each players piece. For further security and authentification, every ring has a serial number which is stored in a database that only the Lakers themselves and the jeweler can access.

Hollywood packaging: Each ring was presented in an oversized box roughly the size of a watch box. When opened, each box has two built-in LED spotlights that shine on the ring that is mounted on a rotating mechanical platform.

What do you think?

Los Angeles Lakers

Source: NBA.com

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  • ToAn

    really nice bling bling….here are some more photos
    http://www.nba.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0910/lakers.ceremony/content.7.html

  • Sideswipe

    Dizzzamn!!

  • http://dimemag.com Pakman

    nice to know

  • Smithy

    Nice! …..

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    Blinding Magnificence!!!

  • Ian

    The face thing and the packaging are kinda ghettoish.

  • ERIC

    Best Part (besides the diamonds) – the top shaped like outerbowl of Staples Center

    Worst Part – the players faces. should have used name/#

  • http://bt.davka.info/ SparkyJay23

    What ERIC said – if you need to laser etch Gold just don’t.
    There’s a good reason name/number are used on championship rings

    And every championship ring has the little touches tho i like the staples center touch.

    I’m surpised at no amethysts for that purple and gold vibe

  • BiG ShoT BoB

    They should have diamond crusted the players faces ala the Rick Ross chain that would have been siiick.

  • dagwaller

    I can’t believe that someone had to laser etch DJ Mbenga’s ears onto that.

  • http://CourtCred.com Coop

    This is hot!!!! I like all the hidden messages and also the face personalization.

  • king

    how much are these worth

  • jheck

    why kobe’s damn face is on the ring he couldnt win a ring without phil and the rest of the team….this piece is a shit..

  • duhhh

    umm of course he cant win a ring without a coach or a team. its not golf, its basketball which takes a team effort. Even the great Lebron James can’t win by himself, as we all saw.

  • jheck

    yeah your right duhhhh…thats why they shouldnt put everyones face on the ring…its a team effort we call it…they should put all their fucking faces in one ring and not individually…the ring will remind them their success and not to remind him of his success…

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    I don’t see anything wrong with having your own face on your own ring. You’ll be reminded of the team every time you look down and it says “Lakers” as the first thing you see.