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Bling by Bling: A pictorial history of Jeffrey Loria's jewelry gifts over the years

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria gives pendant to Dee Gordon

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria presented Dee Gordon with a neck pendant for winning the 2015 batting and stolen base titles.
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Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria presented Dee Gordon with a neck pendant for winning the 2015 batting and stolen base titles.

When you make Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria happy, a big hunk of jewelry is often the reward. Just ask the 2003 World Series champion Marlins, Hanley Ramirez and, now, Dee Gordon.

On Tuesday, Loria presented Gordon with a jeweled-out neck pendant for winning the batting and stolen base titles last season. We are not talking small. The disc-shaped pendant is so large that Marlins manager Don Mattingly was heard to say: "Is that a chain or a belt buckle?" Gordon was almost at a loss for words.

Check out this bad boy:

 

Gordon isn't the first Marlin to find himself in possession of some big bling, courtesy of the Marlins' owner. After Ramirez won the batting title in 2009, Loria gave him a diamond-studded pendant:

 

But it was in 2003 when Loria went all out, ordering World Series rings that were the size of small golf balls, dwarfing all other championship rings before or since:

 
 
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