June 30, 2015
You would think it would be relatively easy to compare championship ring sizes. We’ll it’s not easy at all.
See the two super bowl rings shown above in this recent photograph that was on twitter?
The two championship rings look to be relatively around the same size.
The ring on the left, the Patriots Super Bowl XLIX ring, is more then twice the size of the ring on the right – the Cowboys 1971 Super Bowl VI ring.
As I’ve demonstrated many times on this championship ring blog, the total weight of a ring, is not always an accurate determination of how large a ring is. There are a few reasons for this:
The photo above is a perfect example of how cutting and pasting championship rings together can be misleading; as the Cowboys Super Bowl ring above looks bigger than the Patriots ring.
As someone who has taken hundreds of pictures of championship rings, the camera does lie! Slight changes in depth can make rings appear to change size quite a bit due to the lack of depth in photographs. Maybe in the future, 3d pictures will help solve this issue.
A third issue with comparing championship ring sizes is that the manufacturer can hollow-out rings to make them appear bigger. Here are some examples:
The only way to really know the differences between ring sizes is to carefully take photographs and make sure the rings are the same distance from the camera lens.
Here’s a great example where you can really compare the size of the Patriots ring to a recent Super Bowl ring – the Saints Super Bowl XLIV ring from 2009:
Please remember, I buy championship rings, please let me know if you would like to discuss selling your championship ring.