FALL 2012 Auction
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Extremely rare opportunity to own an actual players' ring from the Lakers' 2000 NBA Championship season. This 14 karat yellow gold beauty was presented to backup guard John Celestand and is breathtaking with its face paved in real brilliant-cut diamonds beneath the "Lakers" name, and 10 large real diamonds appearing five on each side, for a total of approximately 2.05 carats. "World Champions" also appears on the front; one side of the Size 11 ring has Celestand's fathers, initials "E.C.J., for Ernest Celestand Jr. (Celestand gave his ring to his father). The player's uniform No. 11 also appears on that side of the ring, along with the iconic NBA player logo and the Lakers' season and playoffs records. On the other side a figural engraving of a basketball and hoop has yet another large diamond in the center of the basketball, plus the eccentric "Bling Bling" wording and the year 2000. The inside on the ring's band has a 14K stamping. The ring comes in an attractive black-felt pouch with draw string. Ring and pouch appear to be in as-issued and problem-free condition.
LOA from Bress Pawn and Jewelry.