Steve Soffa to Design 2010 WSOP Bracelets
The WSOP bracelet is the symbol of a world champion. Whether the game is Holdem, Stud, or H.O.R.S.E. the winner of the bracelet goes down in the record books as one of poker’s great. The only real downside to winning a bracelet was that unless you won the Main Event or the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, your bracelet looked exactly like the other winner’s bracelet that year. Well that is about to change. The WSOP has joined with On Tilt Designs Pty. Ltd. to design this year’s bracelets and no two bracelets will be alike.
On Tilt has formed a partnership with Steve Soffa, a renowned jewelry maker, to design each of the 57 WSOP bracelets that will be awarded at the 2010 WSOP. “It’s a tremendous honor to be tasked with creating the foremost trophy for poker players worldwide. We have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the WSOP gold bracelets and we look forward to unveiling them to the world on May 28 at the Rio.”
The preliminary event winner’s bracelets will be 14K solid gold with both princess cut and round cut diamonds. Each of the four card suits will be rubies and black diamonds. The Main Event bracelet will have nearly six ounces of gold in it as well as 550 individual diamonds. The bracelet will be nearly 4 carats total. Each bracelet will have a hand crafted lacquered commemorative wooden box as well as a certificate of authenticity.
In a further effort to customize the bracelets, the players that win the bracelets will have the opportunity to have the bracelet customized at the bracelet ceremony. An engraver will be on hand at each ceremony and will personalize each WSOP for the winner.
The first WSOP bracelet event kicks off on May 28th with the $500 Employee’s Event and events continue through the summer culminating in the $10,000 Main Event on July 5th. TheWSOPblog.com will bring you coverage from each of the events.