HERE’S AN UPDATE TO OUR WORLD SERIES RING RAFFLE OF 2011.
World Series Ring Raffle to benefit Giants Community Fund
Tiffany & Co. has generously donated a ring to be raffled off with proceeds benefitting the Giants Community Fund. The Giants World Series Ring Raffle offers fans the chance to win a 2010 World Series Championship ring, identical to the rings given to Giants players and coaches. The ring will be personalized with the winner’s last name.
The San Francisco Giants have announced they will be selling raffle tickets for one of the Tiffany designed World Series Rings, through July 26, 2011. Raffle tickets and information are available online at sfgiants.com/ringraffle. Minimum purchase is $10. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 9 at 7:00pm PST and will close Tuesday, July 26 at 11:59pm ET. The lucky winner will be announced during the Giants telecast on Wednesday, July 27th.
Reprinted from SFist.com 4/10/11 . “The SF Giants unveiled their swanky, new 2010 World Championship Ring, created by Tiffany & Co. It’s the first MLB World Championship ring made by Tiffany & Co., and as you can see it’s quite a dazzler.
According to MLB.com, the Giants dressed their best for today’s ceremony, decked out in gold-embossed caps and jerseys with gold lettering and numerals. The Chronicle’s “The Splash,” has details on the ceremony, reporting that the rings were “escorted to the plate around the warning track, by motorcycle cops, cops on horses and inside vintage cars,” as a band played Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”
The ring is made primarily of white gold and consists of a total of 77 diamonds weighing just under one carat. The classy design pays homage to earlier eras and was inspired by the Giants 1933 World Series ring. More details include
The ring top features the team’s “SF” logo set with round diamonds encircled by a bezel of yellow gold flanked by two round diamonds.One shank has the year 2010 flanking a yellow gold tower of the Golden Gate Bridge — the iconic symbol of San Francisco. The other shank has the recipient’s name in a ribbon over the World Series trophy. Within the top of the trophy is one mandarin orange spessartite representing the San Francisco championship and at the base of the trophy are five diamonds representing the five New York championships.”
You can watch the full video of the San Francisco Giants Ring Presentation Ceremony at Frisco Fastball,. courtesy of MLB.com.