Getting their bague: Montreal Alouettes unveil 110th Grey Cup rings

Photo courtesy: Baron Championship Rings

The Montreal Alouettes unveiled their Grey Cup rings on Friday at a private ceremony ahead of the opening of training camp. The championship bling features their lark logo in blue honeycomb sapphire outlined by red stones.

The face of the ring surrounding the logo features 254 white diamonds, representing the number of days the franchise had been under new owner Pierre Karl Péladeau at the time of the win. Eight stones wrap around the edge to represent the team’s consecutive winning streak to end the year: five in blue for the regular season, two red ones for the playoffs, and a diamond for the Grey Cup.

The right side of the ring features the Grey Cup trophy in white gold in front of the Montreal skyline, with “GR8” embossed in diamonds above it to symbolize the team’s eight historical championships. The left side of the ring has the player’s name, number, and position against a Fleur-de-Lys pattern to signify Quebecois culture.

The inside shank of the band features an engraving of the motto “1% FYJW”, while the outside shank is embedded with multi-coloured stones to represent National, American, and Global players. An intricate interior engraving is packed with symbolism representing both the franchise’s history and their path to victory in 2023.

The Alouettes defeated the heavily favoured Winnipeg Blue Bombers by a score of 28-24 in the Grey Cup game, capturing their first championship since 2010. Montreal overcame a ten-point halftime deficit to secure the win, which came on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Cody Fajardo to Tyson Philpot with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Fajardo was named the game’s Most Valuable Player, while Philpot was awarded Most Valuable Canadian.

Montreal will begin their title defence on Thursday, June 6 when they visit Winnipeg for a Grey Cup rematch.