St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
The St. Louis Cardinals today presented team members and staff with 2013 National League Championship Rings (NLCS) at a special ceremony today during the team’s second home game of the 2014 season. Created by Jostens, the leading national custom jewelry designer and producer, the one-of-a-kind St. Louis Cardinals NLCS 2013 Championship Ring commemorates the team’s impressive 19th National League Championship.
“We were thrilled to present each player with a unique ring that commemorates the hard work and success we enjoyed as a team in 2013,” said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III. “We worked closely with Jostens to craft this design which pays tribute to a remarkable season and highlights another chapter in the rich history of the Cardinals.”
Each of the St. Louis Cardinals 2013 National League Championship Rings are handcrafted in 14-karat white gold and weighs approximately 47 grams. The top of the ring reads NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS. Also featured on the top of the ring is the STL logo set with more than 35 custom-cut genuine rubies. Surrounding the STL logo are 43 round brilliant-cut diamonds. The left side of the ring features the recipient’s name in raised letters. Below the name is the St. Louis Cardinal’s jersey image with two cardinal birds on a bat with the wording ST. LOUIS below. The left side of the ring also incorporates the recipient’s name or position. The right side of the ring features the year 2013. Below the year is the Warren C. Giles Trophy with two crossed bats, the wording 97 WINS and 19th NL PENNANT. The inside of the ring features an arbor which honors the late Stan Musial with his name and number.
“Jostens is honored to once again collaborate with the St. Louis Cardinals to create a ring that commemorates the team’s 19th National League Championship and tells the story of a team with more titles than nearly any other team in baseball,” said Chris Poitras, Vice President, College and Pro Champ, Jostens. "Each exquisite piece was meticulously handcrafted with precious materials to visually tell the story of an historic season for the Cardinals.”
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced championship rings for professional sports teams and athletes for more than 60 years. In addition to collaborating with the Cardinals, Jostens has worked with other St. Louis-area professional sports organizations including the St. Louis Rams for their 1999 NFL Championship rings.
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a leading designer and producer of championship products, programs and services that help athletic champions and their fans tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. The company's products also include school yearbooks and other memory book products and scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.