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Diamond Cutters International is one of four companies bidding to create the next Super Bowl ring

January 28, 2015


Could one of these Championship Ring designs wind up being the next Super Bowl ring?

Super Bowl XLIX Rings


Yes, one of these two Championship Ring designs shown above could be the next Super Bowl ring, if Houston based Diamond Cutters International   wins the selection process.

Fred Cuellar, CEO of Diamond Cutters International (or DCI for short) boasts: “My expertise in diamonds; I’m considered one of the best diamond experts in the world,” Cuellar said. “So to get to design these little miniature trophies for these incredible athletes is such an incredible honor.”

According to the site, Click2houston.com, they wrote “Diamond Cutters International has designed four Super Bowl rings and has been involved in the process with more than a dozen rings.”.

According to my many years of research and personally owning every single Super Bowl ring with the exception of three that were all made by Jostens, I am sure that Diamond Cutters International designed and produced only one or two super bowl rings that were chosen to be made officially for the teams – The Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXII ring and possibly, the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX ring.

Of all the championship rings I have ever seen, in my humble opinion (and many in the jewelry and championship ring market-place agree), the design and making of the shanks (the sides) of those two championship rings were way below the standards of Jostens and Balfour.

A company by the name of “Diamond Masters” supposedly made the Cowboys Super Bowl XXX ring, and I am not sure if these two companies with similar names are connected.

Why am I not sure who made the rings? It seems like a simple thing to find out but it’s not. With the exception of these two Super Bowl rings, every other ring manufacturer who has made a Super Bowl ring has proudly stamped their name inside the ring. Ironically, the Super Bowl XXX and XXXII rings are only stamped “14K”,   nothing else is stamped on the inside.

The Following year, after the Broncos repeated as World Champions, they awarded the Super Bowl ring contract to Jostens. Perhaps it’s possible they were not thrilled with the quality of the ring sides. In my opinion, the ring sides were substantially improved when Jostens made the Super Bowl XXXIII ring for the Broncos.

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The Two Super Bowl Rings of the Denver Broncos

December 12, 2014


Shown below, and modeled by a young Broncos fan, are the 1997 and 1998 two Broncos championship rings:

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The two super bowl Broncos rings shown in the picture happen to be a couple of my favorite championship rings ever made.

If these two rings did not usher in a new era in championship rings, then they helped accelerate a transformation. These two championship rings may be some of the earliest examples where teams took their team logo and tried to accurately recreate them on championship rings using stunning diamonds and colored stones.

The earlier super bowl ring, shown on the right is from 1997 (Super Bowl XXXII). The Broncos made an unusual choice, going with a small company, Diamond Cutters International to design and manufacture the rings. The sides of the rings (known as the shanks) were in most championship rings collectors opinions, one of the worst (if not the worst) produced quality shanks ever. However, the top of the ring is gorgeous and spectacular.

The championship ring on the left is the super bowl 1998 ring (Super Bowl XXXIII). It is even nicer than the 1997 version. Made by Jostens, the championship ring has substantially better quality shanks, and an amazing top design of two team logos. The design of the top of the ring is a great idea and an ingenious way to designate the team’s second championship.

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Mark Schlereth Lets Fan Try on Super Bowl Rings

October 14, 2014


The Denver Broncos only two winning Super Bowl Championship Rings are from their back to back Championships during the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

Denver Broncos Super Bowl Rings


Mark Schlereth played in the NFL for 12 seasons, having played for the Redskins and Broncos (6 seasons each with both teams).

Schlereth has won three superbowl rings – his Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI championship ring is not shown in the photograph.

When football fans think of Mark Schlereth, the number 29 may be more well known than his three super bowl championship rings. Schlereth endured 29 surgeries before ending his football career. Twenty of those procedures were done on his knees – 15 on the left knee, 5 on the right.

Schlereth has kept very busy after his football career ended. After retirement, he hosted an afternoon sports talk radio show on Denver AM radio 760 The Zone with fellow former Broncos lineman David “Doc” Diaz-Infante.

The Denver radio show was frequently referred to as the “Stink and Doc” show. Schlereth was a part-time analyst with ESPN and commuted from Denver to Connecticut, before leaving 760 to go full-time with ESPN in 2004.

In addition to regularly hosting NFL Live, Schlereth is a frequent guest and fill-in host for Mike Golic on Mike and Mike in the Morning. He also is an analyst on NFL Live and Sportscenter. Schlereth has also filled in for Jim Rome on Jim Rome is Burning.

Schlereth revealed on the Mike and Mike in the Morning show that he was considering a career in acting, mainly on soap operas, under the name Roc Hoover. Schlereth originally chose the name Rock Hoover, however was unable to use that name when cybersquatters took several domain names pertaining to that name. So he dropped the “k” from Rock and became Roc Hoover. He announced on May 4, 2007, that he was cast as Detective Roc Hoover, which became a recurring role, on the soap opera, Guiding Light.

Schlereth is also a featured athlete on Athlete 360, a new sports medicine television show and formerly co-hosted a radio show in Denver on 104.3 FM the Fan with former Broncos teammate Alfred Williams.

After the 2011 NFC Championship Game, Schlereth was one of the critics of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, writing “As a guy who had 20 knee surgeries you’d have to drag me out on a stretcher to leave a championship game!”

In 2012 Schlereth was shown on the Discovery Channel show, American Guns. He was filmed with the staff at the Gunsmoke Gun Shop to find a suitable firearm he could use on a hunting trip with his son.


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Dan Reeves Sure Has A Lot Of Championship Rings

September 29, 2014


Dan has been awarded a total of Nine Championship Rings. Two of them were Super Bowl Championship rings. Here they are in all their glory:


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Dan Reeves Championship Rings


Dan Reeves played eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, and collected 1,990 rushing yards, 1,693 receiving yards and 42 scored touchdowns. Reeves threw a touchdown pass in the Cowboys’ losing effort in the historic Ice Bowl Championship game against the Green Bay Packers.

The Dallas Cowboys made the playoffs every year of Reeves’ playing days, reaching the Super Bowl twice.

In Super Bowl V with the Cowboys and Colts tied at 13 in the last 2 minutes, Dan Reeves let a pass go through his hands and it was intercepted, setting up the Colts in Dallas territory. The Colts would win the game on a 32-yard field goal from Jim O’Brien with 5 seconds left.

In his final game as a player, Reeves and the Cowboys had a 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.

Reeves holds the record of most Super Bowl appearances as a player and or coach with 9.

Here’s a little about each ring:

From the lower left: The first ring is the NFC championship ring from 1970. The ring is around 36 grams and made of 10K solid white gold. The ring was made by Balfour.

The next rings is the 1975 NFC championship ring. The Cowboys went on to lose to the Steelers in Super Bowl X (Reeves was a coach on the team). The ring is also made by Balfour in 10K white solid gold and weighs in at 34 grams.

The third ring (middle, bottom) is the only Super Bowl ring Reeves won as a player. The Super Bowl VI ring was made by balfour in 14K white gold. The ring is 36 grams.

The next ring, (bottom, second from right) was won by Reeves as a coach. The Cowboys Super Bowl XII ring when in was designed and manufactured in early 1978, had the most bling of any championship ring made up to that time. The ring was made by Jostens in 10K white gold and was 43 grams in weight.

The ring on the lower right is his last Cowboys ring, earned as a coach, it’s the 1978 NFC championship ring. Perhaps the least attractive AFC/NFC championship ring every made, it was designed and manufactured by Jostens, in 10K yellow gold and weighed in at 35 ounces.

The three rings shown on the top, from left to right were from Reeves head coaching years with the Denver Broncos. They are the 1986, 1987, and 1989 AFC Championship Rings (earned when a team loses in the Super Bowl). Each of the three Bronco rings were made by Jostens in 10K solid yellow gold and were in the weight range of 40-44 grams each.

The final ring, shown on the upper right was from Reeves final super bowl appearance, as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. This beautiful NFC championship ring was from 1998. The ring was made by Jostens in 10K solid yellow gold as is 45 grams in weight.


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Who’s Got The Most Super Bowl Rings?

March 17, 2014


Charles Haley has the most rings won as a player. He won two with the Forty Niners and three with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Haley may have won five, but there are some staff members who have won more rings. Neal Dahlen, (hands and rings pictured above) is a retired team Executive, who worked for the San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver Broncos. Dahlen has the most rings – an incredible 7 of them!

Here’s a tally of other multiple Super Bowl Ring winners.

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