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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