One lucky Milwaukee Bucks fan is going to win a limited-edition Super Fan championship ring hand set with 138 brilliant-cut white diamonds in 10-karat white and yellow gold.
The Super Fan ring, above left, has the same general appearance as the official NBA championship ring, above right, that was awarded to the players and coaches in October of 2021.
That ring, designed by Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills, glistened with more than 400 diamonds and included a push-button system that allowed the players to remove the top of the ring and wear it as a pendant.
Jason of Beverly Hills is also credited with designing the Super Fan ring, which has a limited production of 105 pieces — a number that represents the Bucks' point total in the deciding Game 6 of the championship series against the Phoenix Suns in July of 2021.
The sweepstakes, which is sponsored by Neenah, WI-based Jewelers Mutual Group, is open to Wisconsin residents 18 years of age and older. The Super Fan Championship ring also can be obtained online at the Bucks Pro Shop for $8,995.
The sweepstakes ring includes many of the design elements seen in the team's version. For example, the gold Larry O' Brien Trophy and green Milwaukee Bucks logo are the prominent elements on the face of both rings.
A difference is that the precious metal used for the trophy element of the Super Fan ring is 10-karat yellow gold, while the official team rings used a "signature batch" of 65.3-karat yellow gold, representing the team’s winning percentage during the championship season. The Bucks green logo is rendered in enamel on the Super Fan ring, while the team's version used 4.14 carats of emeralds, representing the 414 Milwaukee area code.
The side elements of each version are also very similar, except the team version features a more elaborate, diamond-embellished design.
The left side of the team's ring includes the popular rallying cry, “Fear the Deer,” as well as the player’s name, uniform number and the team name, “BUCKS.” On the sweepstakes ring, the winner will get his or her name engraved where the player's name would be. Also, the player's number is replaced by the phrase "Cream City" on the sweepstakes version.
(Milwaukee is known as the Cream City because of the distinctive cream-colored bricks that were manufactured locally from nearby clay deposits, starting in the 19th century.)
The right side of the ring carries the phrase “BUCKS IN 6,” which is the number of games it took the champions to beat the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. Also noted are the win-loss records for the four playoff series, the city name Milwaukee, the year 2021, the Larry O’Brien Trophy, and the score of the deciding game in the championship series, 105-98.
Wisconsin residents can try their luck at the following sweepstakes page… bucks.com/winaring. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on March 29, 2022. In addition to the ring, the winner and a guest will be the subjects of a 60-minute photoshoot in and around Fiserv Forum, the home of the Bucks.
Credits: Super Fan ring photos via jewelersmutual.com and shop.bucks.com. Championship ring photos courtesy of Jason of Beverly Hills.