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Another Super Bowl Ring Photobomb

November 21, 2014


Gee, if you are lucky enough to take a picture wearing a super bowl ring, could you conjure up a normal simile?

Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Ring


The last couple of years, pictures of lucky individuals getting a rare chance to wear a championship ring have been popping up all over on Twitter.

Most of the photos are really cool, showing the recipient as happy as can be and sometimes even the famous ring owner appears in the photo.

These pictures help my sanity since it reminds me I’m not crazy to want to buy championship rings.

The photograph above, shows a girl wearing a Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring. She posted this photo on Twitter, and I am wondering if she and her friends regret their facial expressions.

Oh well, perhaps they will get another chance someday to be photographed with a championship ring.

Please remember, I don’t pose for Twitter with my championship rings, but I love to buy super bowl rings. If you have any championship ring to sell, please contact me.


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Want a Free Super Bowl Ring? Go For A Dive.

October 24, 2013


There’s a Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring at the bottom of Middle River, an offshoot of the Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore Ravenns XLVII super bowl ring


Not only did the players and coaches get Super Bowl rings, so did full-time team employees.

On Aug. 3, Ravens Receptionist Toni Lekas and her boyfriend, Chuck Lykes, were at a boat party on the river. Toni brought her ring because when you’ve got one, the ring is actually the intended invite and surely the guest of honor.

Toni went to leave the party at about 8 p.m. and asked to have her ring back. Chuck said a friend was on his way to come see the ring and asked if he could give it back the next day. Admittedly against her better judgment, Toni left it.

The party moved to a pier at the Middle River Yacht Club in Essex, Md., just off Hopkins Creek. (Are you writing this down?)

It was a windy night and as the group tried to dock the boat, it kept pulling away. Somebody called for Chuck, who was about to put the ring away below deck, to grab a rope.

As Chuck pulled the rope, it hooked on the ring on his pinky finger. When the rope tugged, it pulled the ring off. It flew into the dark night.

“You know how you see in movies when things happen in slow-mo?” Chuck said. “It felt like it took an hour for that thing to drop in the water.”

Chuck freaked out and started screaming. He immediately leapt into the water and frantically felt around for the ring. Problem was, he was in about nine feet of water in the pitch black. It was practically impossible.

Chuck searched in the water for close to three hours. He and friend Phil Misey stayed by the dock all night, afraid to leave it for fear that somebody else might find the ring. Meanwhile, Toni woke up at 3 a.m. from a terrible dream.

“I just felt like I was never going to see it again,” she said.

When Toni woke up the next morning, she was still worried about the ring. She sent Chuck a text message, “If you’re playing golf today, play well. But that ring better be OK!”

When the 56-year-old Chuck got that text, he immediately broke down crying.

“I felt about an inch tall,” Chuck said. “I felt like an idiot.”

Chuck hired a diver the next morning. What made the search difficult is a very thick layer of silt at the bottom of the river, so there’s no finding it with your eyes. It’s purely on touch, and there are a lot of shells and other red herrings.

Chuck and the diver spent the entire day searching for the ring, getting more and more desperate. They came up empty. Now came the toughest part: Telling Toni.

Chuck got home at about 5 p.m., looking white as a ghost. Toni chided him for not answering his phone all day.

With that, Chuck began crying again.

“I lost your ring,” he said.

Toni’s response: “Don’t repeat what you just said.”

With that, she stormed outside.

“I never cried,” Toni said. “I was too mad to cry.”

Later on she told Chuck that if the ring wasn’t found or if she couldn’t get a replacement, she honestly didn’t think their relationship would survive.

The diver went down three more times in search of the ring and still couldn’t find it. Embarrassed, Toni alerted the Ravens of the gaffe and they got in contact with the NFL. The league must approve the creation of any additional rings.

Luckily for Toni (and Chuck), the league approved. Toni had insured the ring, which paid for a replacement. She is set to get her new ring any day, and she and Chuck are still together.

“It was such a relief,” Toni said. “Now it’s going in a safety deposit box. I’m not going to keep it at home, it’s just too stressful.”

So that’s the story. Are you in the Chesapeake Bay by now?

Before you toss on the flippers, I have a word of caution. If you do find the ring, it’s not finders keepers. By law, you’re required to notify Toni that you have the ring. If returned, she would give it to the insurance company.

And I have a feeling it will eventually turn up. Former Jets center John Schmitt’s Super Bowl III ring was eventually returned to him – 40 years after he lost it off the coast of Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.

And with that, let the treasure hunt begin!


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Super Bowl Rings – The Growth Spurt Continues


Similar to an automotive magazine getting a hot new car for a test drive and comprehensive review, I finally get my hands on a new Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring to examine and compare to it’s predecessors.

Packers Super Bowl I Ring, Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII, Ring, New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXIX ring, and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring
Pictured above: The Packers Superbowl I ring, the Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII ring from the ’98 season, the Patriots XXXVIII ring from the ’03 season and the Ravens ring from the 2012 season.

It’s common knowledge that championship rings are getting bigger and bigger. The growth has occurred in all four of the major professional sports – football, baseball, basketball and hockey.

The first Super Bowl ring, from the 1966 season, contained a single 1 carrot diamond. Immediately after the inaugural debut of Super Bowl rings, the rings started to grow in size and bling. This year’s Ravens ring looks like the biggest baddest ring ever, containing 243 diamonds and having a total carat weight of 3.75 carats.

Super Bowl rings appeared to have peaked in size and bling in 2010 when the Packers made a ring with over 100 diamonds and solid platinum (platinum is more expensive than gold). The belief that perhaps super bowl rings had finally peaked in size was because the following season, the Giants ring had plenty of bling, but did not contain as many diamonds and was smaller than the Packers ring from the year before.

Looks like the growth of super bowl rings has started again. This year’s Ravens ring contains 243 diamonds and weighs in at 88 grams. Although lighter than the Packers and Patriots rings (see photo above), weight can be deceiving. The Ravens ring is made of 10K gold, not 14K like the Patriots ring or the Packer platinum ring. 10K gold is around 15% lighter then 14K gold and much lighter than Platinum. Visually, the Ravens ring is physically the largest super bowl ring ever produced.

I can’t wait to see next year’s ring!


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Cheap Replica Ravens Super Bowl Rings For Sale On eBay


Why Jostens and the NFL permit this to happen is a mystery. Not only does it cheapen the accomplishment, it hurts Jostens in the wallet since they offer much better quality Ravens rings for sale on their website.

Replica Super Bowl ring for the Baltimore Ravens superbowl

If you want something cheap in price that’s similar to what the World Champion Ravens are wearing, eBay has a large selection of replicas. Most are made in China and list from $89-$250.

Some look fantastic. Other look like crap.

For $250 you can get a Joe Flacco replica in silver that looks really good. According to the seller’s description, the ring is solid copper and is silver plated with cubic zirconia stones (cheap, imitation diamonds). My experience has been that often, the materials of the rings don’t match the description. And if you plan on wearing them, they may oxidize, tarnish, wear, pit or rust. The gold-tone rings (gold in color) often wear and fade to silver color. Experience has shown that if you have patience and wait, the prices for these rings drop significantly over time.

Your favorite player’s name, or your name, is sometimes available. Some rings includes a fancy presentation box and custom finger sizes are sometimes available to fit your finger properly.

Some listings include the engraving of the postseason scores inside, just like the Ravens real rings. Others do not.

If you’re looking for something more official, and a ring that can be worn and hold up, Jostens sells a fan ring for $400. It’s similar to the ones the players and coaches wear, but is smaller and slightly modified.

And, if you are not a Ravens fan, the folks in China produce almost every winning (and sometimes losing) team’s championship rings. Just search on eBay.


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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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