The wait is almost over for the Baltimore Ravens.
Soon, they’ll have Super Bowl rings that will forever link them together as a group in a season of greatness.
Jostens, a Minneapolis-based company was selected to be the creator of the special championship ring, the Ravens announced this afternoon.
According to a press release from Jostens, the “Ravens’ players and leadership have been collaborating with Jostens master jewelers to design and produce custom Championship Rings for players and members of the Ravens organization.”
The press release further states, “the design of the ring celebrates the 2012 season” and that “elements from the season and the franchise’s history will be incorporated into the ring’s final design, truly symbolizing the success of the team and the Ravens organization.”
Knowing how first class the Baltimore Ravens operate starting with owner Steve Bisciotti, this championship ring should draw high praise from all who receive one. According to the Baltimore Ravens website, Bisciotti sought out input on the rings from Super Bowl MVP Quarterback Joe Flacco and recently retired, future Hall-of-Fame linebacker, Ray Lewis.
In a private ceremony on June 7th, the championship rings will be distributed to players, coaches and all staff members.
Ravens president, Dick Cass was thrilled with the final product of the rings.
“We’ve enjoyed working with Jostens on the creation of our Super Bowl XLVII Championship Rings. We have created a beautiful ring that I believe everyone in the organization will be proud to wear, and we look forward to presenting them and seeing our team’s reactions.”
Jostens should be familiar to most if you’ve ever purchased a high school class ring or a yearbook through your high school. They crafted our high school senior class rings. Ah, the memories.
Jostens recently created NBA Championship rings for the Miami Heat and 2012 ALCS Champion Rings for the Detroit Tigers, so the Ravens rings are sure to open the eyes of players, coaching staff and front office when they receive them.
Matt Lund is a contributor for BaltimoreSportsReport.com and co-host of the BSR Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @MattCLund.