Baseballs’ Big-time Bling

Florida Marlin batting champ, Hanley Ramirez is conquering baseball diamonds of a different sort these days: namely 10 carats of icy bling to celebrate his 2009 batting title.

Baseball jewelry usually comes in the guise of a World Series Championship ring, but Florida Marlin star, Hanely Ramirez, received something “almost” as precious. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria gave Ramirez a sparkling white gold pendant that spelled out – in 394 diamonds no less – the numbers: .342, Ramirez’s league-leading batting average from last season. That’s about 10 carats of white diamond ice and one teal diamond for the decimal point if you’re counting. “Hanley did something magnificent last year,'” Loria told the Miami Herald. “We don’t wear jewelry on the field, but I know Hanley likes it off the field.” Ramirez became the first Marlin to win a batting title and will receive the trophy for that honor in a pregame ceremony before the Marlins’ home opener April 9. 5,000 lucky fans will receive a replica of his prized pendant at the game – though the diamonds will be replaced with sparkly Cubic Zirconia stones. Maybe this year he can add a Championship Ring to his collection? But until then he’s got plenty of ice in the war chest to keep him motivated. Do you have a lucky number you’d like wear? Check out the Jewelry.com stash and find your favorite digit in diamonds and gold. More Jewelry News Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more up-to-date jewelry musings.

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