Last season, the Milwaukee Bucks capitlized on a series of postseason injuries to key players on the opposition throughout the playoffs en route to the franchise's first NBA championship in over 30 years.
The momentous feat naturally called for a championship ring that matched the accomplishment. The ring is equipped with a scannable QR code that leads to highlights from the team's championship run and has an extra diamond encrusted loop which allows for the ring to be worn as a pendant.
Jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills spoke with reporters about the ring's concept and what informed the design:
"A lot of players were not able to wear their rings; they weren't practical. You might take it out on Christmas Eve to show the family, but other than that, they can't wear it. I wanted to create a ring that had more versatility, where a player could wear it and let it be comfortable. This one is just as big as these massive rings, but we developed a technology that allows the ring top to be taken off with a push button system, and the ring top can be converted into a pendant."
Per the Journal Sentinel:
"The 360 diamonds on the ring's top represent the number of victories since the current ownership group took over. The 16 emerald-shaped diamonds on one side represent the number of playoff wins, while the 16 on the other side to represent the franchise's total of division titles. The 4.14 karat of emeralds represent the 414 area code of Milwaukee. The 50 round stones on the "inner bezel" represent 50 years since the team's last championship (no, not the number of points Giannis scored in the clincher or the number of Chick-fil-A chicken minis he famously ordered the next morning, but nobody gets karats with Chick-fil-A anyway). Part of the ring's design along the sides is meant to mimic the portion of Fiserv Forum facing the plaza that became the initial home base of the "Deer District." Two trophies on the inside shank represent the franchise's two titles. The Larry O'Brien Trophy on the face of the ring includes yellow gold at 65.3% purity — mirroring the season's winning percentage (including playoffs). The approximate three karats of stone on the shank represent the franchise's three conference crowns. The approximate 0.53 karats on the "World Champions" wording on the ring represents the total number of years the Bucks have been in existence."