In the world of NRL there is only one ring to rule them all. The highly coveted memento every rugby league player wants on their finger. The NRL premiership ring – a stunning piece of bling awarded only to those who complete a victory lap on grand final day.
The 2017 edition had some subtle changes to the previous rings: the word “premiers” was emblazoned across the version the Storm and Cowboys played for, while a new configuration of rose-gold and diamonds brought the design to life.
Affinity Diamonds are and continue to be honoured to craft this ring year after year, a money-can’t-buy legacy item that is considered the best the NRL has ever awarded.
After discussions with Frank Puletua (the manager of the NRL’s awards programs) and following the positive response from the players fortunate enough to win a grand final ring last year, Affinity Diamonds agreed to make just subtle changes to the 2016 ring. A few changes to the application of gold and black really brings out the setting of the diamonds in each row. While the changes are only subtle, the finish looks absolutely amazing.
The premiers receive 20 rings – 17 for the players that took the field, one for the coach and a couple of additional pieces to be handed to the chairman or as the winning club sees fit. The governing body also gets a ring each year to display at its “heroes and legends” museum at Moore Park.
In addition to the NRL Premiership Ring, Affinity Diamonds also creates the bespoke 300 Club ring and all the medals received on both the Grand Final day and at the Dally M Awards prior.