The Penguins are about to begin the regular season. On Monday evening, players, coaches and staff gathered at the Carnegie Museum of Art to receive their championship rings.
They are crafted from 14-karat white and yellow gold. The title "STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS" accent the top and bottom edges of the ring top.
The Penguins logo rests atop a yellow gold triangle set with 10 yellow diamonds, creating a layered, three-dimensional appearance. A .75 carat pear-shaped diamond rests in the Penguin's torso, with a number "5" creating its eye, a nod to the five Stanley Cup victories. A total of 199 hand-set diamonds adorn the top of the ring.
Defenseman Ian Cole tweeted this photo with the message:
"Gotta get that three-peat so my middle finger isn't so lonely".
And from Penguins' head equipment manager Dana Heinze:
Still can’t believe I’ve been a part of four Stanley Cup Championship Teams. pic.twitter.com/vkNhL0qhCy— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) October 3, 2017
Cole: "I was thinking there's no way they could fit more diamonds than they did last year. Somehow they did... This thing is unbelievable." pic.twitter.com/RoTgmAxA5x— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 3, 2017