Seattle Storm gets some bling, partners with Blue Nile on championship ring

Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson and the rest of the Seattle Storm are getting some much deserved bling to celebrate their 2010 WNBA Championship. And the team didn’t have to go far to find the rings, partnering with Seattle online jeweler Blue Nile which designed the championship rings. All-Star players Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson were on hand to unveil the new ring today in Seattle.

Unlike most Blue Nile customers who wait patiently for their rings to arrive at the doorstep via FedEx, the players will receive their rings in a special pregame ceremony on June 4, opening day for the Storm.

Here’s a description of the ring — dubbed The Arena:

The championship ring, the leading online jeweler’s first ring crafted for a professional sports team, is made of luminous white gold and paved with exquisite Blue Nile diamonds. The arena portion of the ring presents the iconic Storm “S” surrounded by the 2010 championship year. One shank of the ring displays the WNBA logo and the recipient’s name. On the second shank are the WNBA championship trophy and the Storm’s historic, record-setting season, with 28 victories against only six losses.

Blue Nile says that the ring, which includes micropavé diamonds totaling a minimum of 1.3 carats each, is valued at more than $5,000.

Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come in Seattle’s otherwise miserable sports scene. But things are turning around a bit, with the Mariner’s winning six of their seven past games and the Sounders drubbing Toronto 3-0 in last Saturday’s match.

Let’s hope this isn’t the last time that Blue Nile is called into action to design a championship ring around here. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

John Cook is co-founder of GeekWire. Follow on Twitter: @geekwirenews and Facebook.

  • Huh?

    I thought the Storm went away with the Sonics?

    • Guest

      No, the Storm actually stayed and won.

      Most Seattle sports fans under 50 don’t remember this, but the goal of playing a sport is to win what is colloquially called a “championship.” (For Mariners fans, this is similar to winning what is commonly called a “game” a majority of the time.)

      • johnhcook

        Hilarious comment. :)

      • johnhcook

        Hilarious comment. :)

  • Ckrueger

    Storm did not go away! Storm was bought by a fabulous group of local women and won the national championship in 2010! Storm is very much alive and in Seattle. Come to a game this summer and see for yourself. It’s a blast.