The Washington Mystics showed off their 2019 WNBA Championship rings that were created by Jostens, a company known for producing rings for professional sports teams. These rings were well-deserved for a team who had such remarkable success in 2019 setting records including their first championship in franchise history after beating the Connecticut Sun in five games.
C H A M P I O N S H I P R I N G S— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) June 29, 2020
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The championship ring consists of 10-karat white gold with diamonds, genuine rubies and sapphires averaging out to a total of 120 diamonds which total 2.35 carats, 6 custom-cut and 29 taper-cut rubies totaling 3.5 carats. The ring also has 6 custom-cut sapphires, one round sapphire and 16 princess-cut sapphires, which are a combined total of 3.15 carats. Overall the rings have an astounding total gem carat weight of 9.0 carats, per the Mystics press release.
360° pic.twitter.com/xgE5gtyRyo— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) June 28, 2020
Sheila C. Johnson, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Vice Chairwoman and Washington Mystics managing partner, voiced her happiness and excitement over the Mystics being champions and receiving their rings. Johnson believes these rings hold dear memories of a season meant to be cherished.
“It is my tremendous privilege to celebrate the awesome athletic achievement of our Champion Mystics with the presentation of this meticulously-crafted ring,” Sheila C. Johnson, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Vice Chairwoman and Washington Mystics managing partner said. “Our season was historic, extending beyond the records they broke along their journey. They played in their new, dedicated home at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Ward 8, created lasting memories, and inspired fans to forge deeper bonds in our community and dream bigger. This ring represents the leadership of Coach Mike Thibault, the resilience of our team – who kept their promise to #RunItBack, on the court and in our community – and a season that Mystics fans will always cherish.”
Here’s 2019 WNBA league MVP Elena Delle Donne and Tianna Hawkins sporting their new bling at a previous ceremony for the team. Very stylish!
Daaaaang. Check out the @WashMystics rings! pic.twitter.com/e7LfKWLroO— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) June 28, 2020
The team celebrated getting their rings at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, a town in western Loudoun County, Va.