- The Washington Times
Sunday, May 24, 2020

One hundred and seventy round diamonds. Fifty-five custom-cut rubies. A “Go 1-0 everyday” inscription.

Those are just some of the highlights for the Washington Nationals’ 2019 World Series rings, which were unveiled Sunday evening in a livestream to celebrate the team’s first-ever championship.

The rings, created by Jostens, contain many nods to the Nationals’ championship run. They contain, for instance, 30 rubies that represent the 30 runs scored in the Nationals’ World Series victories over the Houston Astros. It also features 32 blue sapphires for the seven walk off wins, 13 shutouts, eight-game winning streak and the four postseason rounds won.

The 108 diamonds represent the 105 regular season and postseason wins, the one World Series and the two homes the franchise has claimed (a nod to the now-defunct Montreal Expos).

On one side of the ring, there are 12 red rubies for the team’s number of postseason victories. For each ring, a player’s name and number is also engraved, along with a view of the city’s iconic landmarks: the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Capitol building and the Jefferson Memorial.

On the other side, the words “FIGHT FINISHED” are engraved, a reference to the Nationals’ 2019 slogan. It also contains an inscription of the World Series trophy, five stars to represent the five postseason elimination games won, four diamonds for the Nationals’ previous National League East titles and one ruby to represent the World Series.

Perhaps the neatest reveal came on the inside of the ring, where an engraved Shark symbol holding the trophy can be found — for Gerrado Parra’s walkup song of “Baby Shark — alongside the opponents defeated (and the series record) and the date the Nationals won the championship (Oct. 30, 2019).

The ring consists of 14 karat white and yellow gold.

Watch the team’s snazzy three-minute video below:

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