Oct 19, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; The Milwaukee Bucks held their NBA championship ring ceremony before their game with Brooklyn Nets at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The opening night of the season is already exciting enough for NBA teams, but especially for the team receiving a championship ring.

The Milwaukee Bucks had Ring Night ahead of the league’s season-opening game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo and company received their 2020-21 championship rings, and the title banner was unveiled in front of the home crowd at Fiserv Forum.


And the details of the ring are amazing.

The top of the ring — and the top alone features 360 diamonds — can be easily popped off and turned into a necklace.

Additionally, removing the top of the ring unveils a QR code. Yes, a QR code inside of the ring. And that QR code can be scanned to watch a highlight video of the Bucks’ championship run.

More on the ring, via the Milwaukee 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.

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.

Incredible. This is the future of championship rings.

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