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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Zales as the Official Ring Provider for the Class of 2016


Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Zales Jewelers has been named the Official Ring Provider to the Basketball Hall of Fame for its 2016-18 Enshrinement Classes.

“We are very excited to partner with Zales to provide the official enshrinement ring for our inductees,” said John L. Dolvea, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “The enshrinement ceremony is a special time for these legendary players and coaches to reflect on their careers, and the ring is a lasting symbol of their achievements. That’s why we were focused on finding a partner who shared in our passion for celebrating excellence, and we found that in Zales.”

One exciting element of the new partnership will be a series of Hometown Celebrations for Hall of Famers, hosted by Zales, to commemorate their tremendous achievements and allow fans the opportunity to meet these legends of the game. A special exhibit featuring the Official Enshrinement Rings will also be on display at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

“We are thrilled to be the Official Ring Provider of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and honored to be entrusted with this responsibility,” said George Murray, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, Zales Jewelers. “The new rings for the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Class of 2016 will reflect the attention to detail and craftsmanship that guests have come to expect from Zales. They will commemorate the special, shared distinction these men and women have earned while also celebrating their unique careers and achievements.”

The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 inductees will be announced at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Houston on April 4, 2016. The prestigious Enshrinement Ceremony will take place Friday, September 9, 2016 at Springfield Symphony Hall. For Enshrinement details and ticket information, visit

About Zales Jewelers

Zales Jewelers, a leading brand name in fine jewelry retailing, operates stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  Zales Jewelers is operated by Signet Jewelers Limited, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet Jewelers operates approximately 3,600 stores. For additional information on Zales visit or follow us on:






About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

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Zales Jewelers Media Contact:

Kimberly Kanary