Archive for June, 2013

Sports-Rings.com Presents Video Highlighting Every Super Bowl Ring

The brand new video showcasing every Super Bowl can be found on youube.

Super Bowl Ring Video, from the Green Bay Packers to the Baltimore Ravens XLVII Championship Rings

Every superbowl ring, is shown in beautiful detail.  Some of the pictures in the youtube video are from private collections and have never before been seen in such detail.

The championship ring video starts with the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I ring from 1966 and finishes with the most current ring, the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring.

The link to the video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OflQQQmRQcU

 


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The Baltimore Ravens Get Their Super Bowl Ring

The Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII 2012 Super Bowl Ring contains a whopping 243 diamonds. Now that’s some serious bling!

Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII 2012 Superbowl Ring

On Friday evening, June 7th, the Ravens received their Super Bowl championship rings during a private ceremony inside the Ravens’ field house.

It was a time to celebrate, reminisce, say thanks and pay tribute to an unforgettable championship run that featured big plays by quarterback Joe Flacco and clutch play by the defense.

Owner Steve Bisciotti opened the event by toasting late owner Art Modell, saying “without him, we wouldn’t be here.”  Then the players opened packages sitting in front of them on the table that held their rings.

What were their first impressions of the new ring?

“Blood diamonds.  All that blood for these diamonds,” linebacker Terrell Suggs said.  “The journey was long but it was worth it.  It was worth it.  But I will tell you this, I damn sure want to feel like this again.”

The Super Bowl ring, was created and made by Jostens. Of the 47 super bowl champion rings, this marks their 30th ring. The ring is made of white and yellow gold with 243 round-cut diamonds.  Jostens estimated the value is between $5,000 and $10,000.

In the center of the ring is the famous purple logo, the profile of the Ravens head (similar to their first championship ring). The logo is outlined with 40 round-cut diamonds sitting atop a custom-cut amethyst (purple) stone.  At the top of the ring are two Lombardi Trophies (one for each Ravens’ title).

One side of the ring features the player’s last name and the Ravens’ crest, with the words “Play Like A Raven” around it.  On the other side, there is the Lombardi Trophy sitting in front of the Superdome, where the Ravens won the championship.

The inside of the ring is engraved with the phrase “The Team, The Team, The Team,” which was coach John Harbaugh’s most memorable phrase from his introductory press conference. It also has the scores of the four playoff games along with the opponents’ logos.

The ring was designed with the help of Joe Flacco and linebacker Ray Lewis.

Asked if he would be wearing the ring, Flacco said, “It’s kind of unwearable.  When I go home and when I see people for the first time, I’m sure they’re going to have some interest in seeing it.  Or at least I’m going to have some interest in showing it off to them.  It’s pretty special.  You don’t come across these things too often.  So, I’m going to definitely want to show it off a little bit.”

Ray Lewis shows off his super bowl XXXV and XLVII Baltimore Ravens Superbowl Rings
Pictured above: Lewis, who announced his retirement before the Ravens’
Super Bowl run, is pictured with his 2000 Super Bowl ring and his 2012 version.

“When you’re in our business, to have two of them on my right hand now is the ultimate,” Lewis said. “There’s no better way to go out. I can hold this the rest of my life and know I went out a champ.”

This is a fitting culmination of the Ravens’ Super Bowl celebration. After losing seven starters this off-season, the Ravens realize the significance of Friday night’s ceremony.

“We had our parade, had our opportunity to meet the president and now you get to see your own personal hardware,” said wide receiver Torrey Smith, who couldn’t stop looking at his ring while talking to reporters. “You had a chance to hold the Lombardi, and now you get the rings and you realize that you’ve done it. It really symbolizes that this is the last time we’re all going to be together as a team. It’s definitely a special moment.”


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National championship rings are not as expensive as they appear

Unlike Super Bowl or World Series rings, college rings aren’t made of real gold or diamonds.

By Laken Litman


Pictured above: A couple of football fans showing off their rings at the 2011 National Championship Game. (John David Mercer/US PRESSWIRE)
 

A few months after the confetti falls and a college coach — oftentimes named Nick Saban — hoists the crystal football, the BCS national championship winner gets shiny rings.

Alabama recently received its bling and tweeted pictures.

college championship rings

Here’s a close up.
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Pretty, right? Yes, but those aren’t real diamonds and rubies. Rather, they’re man-made stones meant to look real.

Per NCAA guidelines, student-athletes may only receive $415 worth of gifts for winning a national championship, and $325 if they win the conference title.

Jostens, a company that makes jewelry for high school graduations, college and professional championships, as well as other personalized items, has a partnership with the BCS and has created the last nine national championship rings.

Chris Poitras, the national director of sales and marketing for Jostens sports division, said that national championship rings, compared to Super Bowl rings, for example, are vastly different. Like “apples and oranges,” he said.

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A Real $400 Super Bowl ring? Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard Got One.

 

A $400 Super Bowl ring? Mayor Greg Ballard claims gift on ethics statement

Written by Media Sources

Tony Dungy Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI Ring
Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy wears his 2007 Super Bowl ring as he autographs a copy of his book in July 2007. Star file photo.


 

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s recent filing of his statement of economic interests — the annual ethics statement required of all city/county elected officeholders — contains what have become usual disclosures of gifts and freebies: T-shirts and hats from businesses and nonprofit groups. Tickets to Pacers, Colts and Indians games, mostly using the city’s suites and ticket allotments. Complimentary memberships to Downtown’s Columbia Club and the Highland and Woodstock country clubs. (Though Ballard notes he plays golf mostly “at clubs open to the public.”)

But then there’s an item that has drawn attention from local bloggers: a “Super Bowl ring,” given by the Indianapolis Colts and valued on the form at $400.

Wait a minute. Only $400?

 

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Sports-Rings.com Debuts First Championship Ring Video

The first Championship Ring video of many to come is now available on youtube.  This video showcases New York Baseball Championship Rings from the 1950′s.

Sports-Rings.com 1950's World Series Rings

Baseball in New York in the 1950′s was a very special time.  It seemed that you could count on either the Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, or the New York Giants to be in the World Series each year.
From 1949 to 1956, 8 consecutive seasons, one of those three New York teams won the World Series.

Each video will feature rare photos and many pictures of amazing Championship Rings in all their glory, presented in a professional video format.

The video includes New York Yankee World Series Rings, Brooklyn Dodger Championship Rings and New York Giants World Series Rings.  Also featured in the presentation are Yankee American League Pennant Rings, and Dodger National League Pennant Rings.

The link to the video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6FGUUFnAbg



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