Monday, September 30, 2019

Blues Unveil Their Championship Rings

The Blues championship rings.

The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history in June, and their championship rings serve as a reminder of the inspirations that helped them end that drought.

As with most championship rings, there are a lot of jewels — 282 diamonds, 20 princess-cut sapphires, 16 custom-cut blue sapphires, and 15 round sapphires for a total weight of 10.6 carats, ring maker Josten Inc. says.

But the intricate rings also feature plenty of references to the Blues' Stanley Cup journey.

The words "Play Gloria" reference the song that the Blues adopted after some players went to a Philadelphia bar in January, heard the 1982 Laura Branigan hit "Gloria" played repeatedly and began a rise from last in the NHL to champions.

On the interior of the ring are the four teams they beat in the playoffs with the series results. The 16 sapphires in the Blues logo represent their 16 postseason wins and the 75 diamonds in and around the Stanley Cup represent their number of playoff goals.

The Blues' connection to their fans is shown with a depiction of their championship rally at the Gateway Arch.

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