Drake flashes Raptors championship ring alongside his own custom-made US$150,000 bling
TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors ambassador Drake has flashed his new championship ring and a second custom-made creation on Instagram.
Drizzy revealed he had a one-off ring made, featuring the Raptors old dinosaur logo and the Larry O’Brien trophy, by celebrity jewelry designer Jason Arasheben of Beverly Hills.
The “Hotline Bling” rapper received his official ring last night ahead of tip-off at the reigning champions first game in the 2019-20 NBA season at the Scotiabank Arena.
Drake, who uses the handle “Champagne Papi” on Instagram, captioned a story showing the rings on his finger later Tuesday night, “World champs congrats to my brothers wish I could be there.”
Both rings are dripping in diamonds, with the official ring, the biggest in NBA history, featuring 650 of the precious stones
Jason Arasheben of Beverly Hills confirmed that Drake’s custom ring is valued at US$150,000 and has 30 carats of diamonds.
"Drake wanted to capture his vision for the ring. He was very involved and wanted a ring that was at a different level," Arasheben told CTVNews.ca via email.
As for the official rings received by Kyle Lowry and teammates Tuesday, the face features 74 diamonds to represent the number of team wins during the season, one large diamond in the trophy and custom-cut baguette diamonds to make up the Toronto skyline.
The team’s “North” chevron logo sits on top while 16 rubies adorn the edge for each player's roster number. A miniature Scotiabank Arena also features on the ring-face, with an individual message inside each.
Drake wasn’t the only superfan to get some new bling on Tuesday night.
Nav Bhatia, who has been to every Raptors home game, also earned a championship ring for himself.