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Monday, June 4, 2012
How an NBA championship ring is made

By Patrick Dorsey

The Dallas Mavericks got one. The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs want one (or in some cases, another one).

But how are these championship rings made? The Mavericks took us behind the scenes, talking to the master jeweler from Jostens about what went into this the most recent piece of title bling:

Mavs Ring
An up-close view of the aforementioned ring, the first such item won by the Dallas Mavericks.
Dirk Nowitzki
It took well more than a decade for Dirk Nowitzki to get his first piece of championship jewelry.
Mark Cuban
And to think, Mark Cuban once said he was considering not getting his players rings.