Archive for January, 2019

Can The Rams Stop The Patriots From Obtaining Their Sixth Super Bowl Ring?

January 30, 2019

If the Rams don’t win on Sunday, the Patriots will tie the Steelers for the team with the most winning Super Bowl rings. Here’s the Patriots current stash:

every Patriots Super Bowl ring

It seems that just about everyone who’s not a Patriots fan is rooting for the Rams. Fans of other NFL teams are tired of the Patriots yearly appearance at the Super Bowl.

While many fans of other teams hate the Patriots, championship ring enthusiasts love the team’s winning and losing Super Bowl rings; even if the Patriots are not their favorite team.

No NFL franchise has been more standard in their winning Super Bowl ring designs (most teams over time change up the designs when they win another Super Bowl ring).

As you can see, each new Patriots Super Bowl ring gets larger and contains more diamonds. With their latest winning Super Bowl ring from two seasons ago, the Patriots had to downgrade from 14K solid white gold to 10K gold. The reason for this is that their championship rings were getting too heavy (14K weighs approximately 10% more than 10K), and too costly.

The Super Bowl rings shown above easily reveal which Super Bowls they are from; just count the football-shaped large diamonds seen in the Lombardi Trophies. Each Patriots Super Bowl ring tally’s the total Super Bowl championships the team had won at the time of it’s design and creation.

Jostens has made every single Patriots Super Bowl ring and is practically an automatic selection for this year’s design and manufacturing, should the Patriots win again.

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.

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Get Up Close to Each Super Bowl Ring at the NFL Experience

January 28, 2019

You can see each ring at the NFL Experience in Atlanta this week, or anytime in New York City:

super bowl rings at the 2019 nfl experience

The Super Bowl ring has evolved to become a huge special piece of jewelry to honor and celebrate the NFL world champions.

Visitors to Atlanta during Super Bowl Week will be able to get a look at every single Super Bowl ring ever awarded; from the first in 1967 to the Eagles championship ring from last season.

Originally the Super Bowl ring was awarded with little fanfare to the team’s players and coaches and executives to symbolize their victory, since the Vince Lombardi Trophy was given to the team’s owners.

The championship rings are usually made of white or yellow solid gold with diamonds. The Packers in their last Super Bowl victory actually received Platinum which is more valuable than gold.

Many of the Super Bowl rings feature diamonds in the shape of the iconic Lombardi Trophy or a football. Other customizations are added by the team, as they are allowed to customize their designs.

The NFL generally contributes up to $5,000 per ring for up to 150 rings for the winning team. Any additional costs are paid by the team. Most years, the championship rings are manufactured by Jostens; however Tiffany and Balfour are sometimes awarded the yearly contract.

The winning team can present rings to whomever they choose, including players, coaches, trainers, executives, personnel and general staff. Almost every team, makes smaller versions for staff. Some teams produce smaller, but impressive looking “fan rings” that are available for sale. Just about every team now raffles off a player-size Super Bowl ring and all proceeds go to a charity chosen by the team.

The first Super Bowl ring that the Green Bay Packers gave to players was a simple affair, with just one diamond on top of a golden world globe. The words “World Champions”, “Green Bay Packers” and the year 1966 were on the outer edge of the globe. This particular championship ring was shaped and looked more like a college ring than a championship ring.

In the years since, Super Bowl rings have become far more elaborate, and much larger, and now there’s a tremendous amount of fanfare associated with them.

The Super Bowl ring awarded to each of the players of the Eagles for winning Super Bowl LII last year included 219 diamonds and 17 rare green sapphires that matched the team’s colors.

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.

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Would You Pay $19,995.00 For This “Prototype” Championship Ring?

January 25, 2019

You can always tell when it’s time for the Super Bowl, as Ebay will have championship rings for sale from the two contending teams:

Rams super bowl and championship rings

Back in 1979, the Rams lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV. While the Steelers received a very impressive four-diamond Super Bowl ring from Jostens (the four diamonds representing their four Super Bowl wins), the Rams received a smaller, one diamond ring from Jostens that year too.

This Rams ring is called an “NFC Championship” ring. On ebay right now, with an asking price of $19,995.00, is the ring shown above from that Super Bowl.

The seller claims it is a prototype ring – meaning it was created and ultimately the team went with a different design and manufacturer.

The seller is stating this championship ring was made by Balfour, and is solid gold and contains real diamonds. You can view the manufacturer’s mark on ebay. I am not certain that this championship ring is 100% authentic, so don’t ask me.

It does seem to be very light in weight. The actual championship ring the team choose, weighed in at 38 grams. The one on ebay is 28 grams. Keep in mind no matter if the finger size is a 9, or a huge 14, the weights are almost always the same; so an approximately 25% lighter ring is very strange and back in the late 1970′s runner-up football rings were heavier than 28 grams.

The seller is accepting lower bids, and also keep in mind a real player Ram’s ring from this Super Bowl would sell in the $8,000 price range. A well known player or star player’s ring would go for more.

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy. Please contact me.

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Super Bowl Rings From LIII, What We Know and Don’t Know

January 22, 2019

The photo below shows the last two winning Super Bowl rings from this year’s participants in the big game. They offer an educated guess as to what the design of the next winning Super Bowl ring will look like:

Super Bowl LIII super bowl rings

Here’s what we know about the next wining Super Bowl ring if the Patriots win Super Bowl LIII:

  • The championship ring will be made of solid white gold, and contain six large football shaped diamonds
  • With each Patriots ring getting larger with every Super Bowl win, their championship ring will be made of 10k solid white gold (not 14K), due to it’s huge size
  • Jostens will be awarded the design and manufacturing project since every Patriots winning Super Bowl ring has been made by them
  • You can almost see the Pat’s winning ring above; no other team has been more focused and standardized in their Super Bowl ring design

Here’s what we know about the next winning Super Bowl ring if the Rams win Super Bowl LIII:

  • Look for the same design as their championship ring above, except there will be two Lombardi trophies, each with a football shaped diamond
  • Jostens could be awarded this project, they did the Ram’s last Super Bowl ring, but a lot of time has passed since 1999 so it’s a toss up
  • The Rams who will be wearing their throw back uniform in the big game, could pay homage to their more well-known colors, and go with a gold colored ring, instead of the new trend of white gold

We also know that the losing team, will be awarded an AFC or NFC championship ring. That ring will be smaller than the winning Super Bowl ring.

Enjoy the game, and please remember as always. I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.

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Dez Bryant Could Be Getting a Super Bowl Ring

January 19, 2019

Bryant tore his Achilles in his second practice with the Saints, and has never played in a game with them, but that’s good enough to be awarded a Super Bowl ring if the Saints win two more games.

Saints Super Bowl ring and Dez Bryant, here's the Saints 2009 Super Bowl ring

And if they win the NFC championship game on Sunday, he can do no worse than be awarded an NFC championship ring.

One more victory, and this would be his first NFL championship ring because it’s the first time Dez Bryant is on a team in the NFC Championship game.

As football fans know, Bryant spent the first eight seasons of his professional career with the Dallas Cowboys; and Dallas and Bryant have not gotten very far in the playoffs.

In 2018 the Cowboys released Bryant and he signed a contract with the Saints, who are now one win away from this year’s Super Bowl.

According to Bryant, he’s very excited about this situation and is rooting hard for the Saints; although he did admit on Twitter that because he has so many friends on the Cowboys, he was rooting hard for them when they were in this year’s playoffs.

Bryant wrote on his twitter account “I did absolutely nothing and I’m still going to get my I’m not hurt I’ve been over that..can you tell…I’m going to support Dallas because I love the guys in the locker room.. I’m going to support the saints because they gave me a chance and want me back on the team”.

Bryant, who’s now 30 years old, signed a one-year contract with the Saints and will be a free agent once the season is over. But New Orleans is reportedly open to the idea of bringing him back for another season, and hopefully getting to finally see him playing in games.

Until then, Bryant will watch the playoffs from home and root for the Saints to give him the Super Bowl ring that he was unable to acquire in Dallas.

Shown above is the Saints one and only Super Bowl ring (from the 2009 season). The Super Bowl XLIV ring was made by Tiffany and Company. If the Saints go on and win this year’s Super Bowl, perhaps their ring will look similar to this one, but will be larger and contain more bling.

Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.

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