Kobe Bryant bid adieu to NBA yesterday, the 37-year-old played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Black Mamba had propelled the Los Angeles Lakers to five championship rings in his illustrious career.
Before playing his final game against the Utah Jazz, LA Lakers presented Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, with new diamond-studded jewelry courtesy of jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills.
Before his final game, @JeanieBuss presented Kobe & Vanessa w/ special retirement rings: https://t.co/rE3B67U3Ev pic.twitter.com/HHGdtoOzUR— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 14, 2016
According to NBA, the jewelers claimed that the rings are made up of round white diamonds with a total carat weight of 4.87 carats set onto approximately 70 grams of 14 karat yellow and white gold while there are five large diamonds on the rings for each of the championships Bryant won for the Lakers. The diamond rings also have his two jersey numbers and his nickname and there’s even a strip of snake skin as a testament to his Black Mamba nickname.
The diamond rings have been branded as the retirement rings by the internet, it was certainly a premium homage to Kobe Bryant for his loyalty and passion towards the Lakers, which spanned over a period of 20 years. The Diamond rings by the way will definitely will bring smiles to his family.
Thank you Kobe, The Bryant Family#ThankYouKobehttps://t.co/R4Rrnd7hBm— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 14, 2016
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