August 27, 2014

This is probably the only picture on the internet of every single championship ring the Giants have ever won:

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The New York Giants 6 Championship Rings

Astute Giant fans may realize that there are three rings missing from their pre-Super Bowl Championship days. There should be rings from the 1927 season, and the 1934 and 1938 seasons too. My research has failed to come up with proof that team rings were made and handed out from the three earliest championships.

The earliest NFL championship ring I have on record belongs to the Philadelphia Eagles and their 1948 season.

I have seen pictures of a Giants 1938 ring but it’s very different than a typical championship ring and may have been made by a single player as a memento to the 1938 championship season.

On the far left is the Giants 1956 Championship Ring. It was made by Dieges & Clust in 10K solid yellow gold. The ring contains a single diamond and weighs in around 28 grams.

Second from the left is the Giants first Super Bowl ring when they defeated the Denver Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI.

The top of the ring is a simple but classic design – one of the classiest Super Bowl rings ever produced. The ring was made by Jostens and is solid 10K gold. It’s approximately 44-45 grams. It contains one large marques diamond and several smaller diamonds that make up the single Lombardi trophy.

Moving from left to right, the third ring is the New York Giants Super Bowl XXV ring. In one of the most thrilling super bowl games ever witnessed, the New York Giants held on during the final play of the game to beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19. The ring was made by Balfour and contains two large marques diamonds, symbolizing the team’s second Super Bowl Championship. The ring is slightly larger than the XXI ring and weighs in at 47 grams and 10k solid yellow gold.

The fourth ring from the left is the Giants Super Bowl XLII ring. The heavily favored, undefeated New England Patriots were upset by the Giants 17-14 in a thrilling game. The Giants went with Tiffany and Company to make this ring. It’s a large ring, weighing in at 72 grams and is made of solid 14K white gold. The ring contains three marquise diamonds inside of three Lombardi trophies to celebrate the teams third Super Bowl Championship. In a nod to their sensational road record that season, the team placed the phrase “Eleven Straight on The Road” on the side of the ring.

The ring second from the right is the Giants fourth and final championship ring. The Super Bowl XLVI ring weighs in at a whopping 92 grams and is also produced by Tiffany & Company. The numerous blue rubies and blue stone on top is a visual improvement over the Giant’s last Tiffany Super Bowl ring. The ring is made of 14K white solid gold.

In an unusual departure from most other championship rings, the top of the ring does not have any wording at all. The usual wording found on championship rings was placed lower, and encircles the top of the ring. The normal wording is all there, but is more easily viewed from the sides of the ring, not the top.

The ring on the far right is their Superbowl XXXV, 2000 NFC championship ring. It’s a very nice looking ring, and weighs 45 grams. The ring was made by Jostens in 14K solid yellow gold.

The New York Giants have used three different ring manufacturers to make their Super Bowl rings. If you want to count championship rings before the super bowl, then the number increases to four: Jostens made the first super bowl ring, Balfour the second, and Tiffany made the third and fourth and Dieges & Clust made the 1956 ring.

Dieges & Clust who has made many amazing championship rings, Olympic metals, baseball awards, the legendary Spalding trophies of the 1920′s and the Heisman Trophy was acquired by Herff Jones in 1979.

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