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S.F. Giants National Championship (Sample) Ring - 1989

SKU

10-1-5752

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ABOUT THIS RING

In the literally 'earthshaking' World Series of 1989, the Giants were swept in four straight games by the powerhouse Oakland A's. They weren't going to get their World Series rings, but the National League saw to it that they received something to commemorate their otherwise victorious season. The Giants received the bold, striking and sturdy 10k gold ring pictured here. Its circular face features the words 'National League' at the top and 'Champions' along the bottom. The central image is the stylized Giants logo, colored with a black enamel inlay, spanning a circular field of full-cut diamonds. One side of the ring displays the surname of Giants' right hand pitcher Ernie 'Camacho,' with the interlocking San Francisco 'SF' logo below it. To either side of the logo appear ribbons, each emblazoned with the names of the competing teams and their respective National League play-off scores: 'Giants 4' and 'Cubs 1.' Beneath all of this is Camacho's uniform number '13.' On the opposite side, the year '1989' appears above the 'Battle of the Bay' logo that was used that year for the all-California series. The logo features 'World Series' in script, the Major League Baseball trademark, and the 'Battle of the Bay' signboard, all superimposed over the Golden Gate Bridge. The ring is inscribed inside the shank: 'Balfour' (the manufacturer) '10K LGB'. We believe that this ring is a salesman's sample in which the simulated diamonds were replaced with authentic full-cut diamonds, totaling .35 carat. Go Giants!

Details

Materials:
10 Karat Yellow Gold
Current Ring Size:
9 1/2 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
Width:
1 inch
Gram Weight:
40.59 gm
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

23 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.35 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.30-2.00 mm
Color:
H-I
Clarity:
VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.35

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