John Wooden was such an incredible coach. He led the 1967-68 UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team to their fourth NCAA National Basketball Championship. During their run, they had a 47 game winning streak. The only loss was against Houston who had All-American Elvin Hayes. It was known as the “Game of the Century” and was held at the Astrodome. The Bruins avenged their loss during the Final Four against Houston and went on to beat North Carolina for the title.
Presented is a salesman sample version of the 1967 UCLA NCAA Championship ring. This one was made but never issued. There were approximately only three of these rings ever made. It’s solid 10k yellow gold and made by Balfour. It is a bezel set with one oval faceted synthetic blue sapphire embossed. Around the center is “UCLA NCAA Champions.” Embossed on one side panel is “Bruins – The University of California 1869” with a book image and “let there be light.” Embossed on the other side panel is “1967” with an image of basketball. Inside the shank it is engraved “Balfour 10K”. The weight is 21.6 grams and it is a size 11. This originated directly from a Balfour representative.
Authentication: Jeweler Appraisal & Paperwork from the Balfour representative.