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Early Thoughts on the New England Patriots Next Super Bowl Championship Ring

February 3, 2015

With deflate-gate fallout still looming, I wonder if the NFL will pressure the Patriots to cool it in terms of bigger and flashier rings.

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New England Super Bowl rings and New England AFC Championship rings

Just my opinion, but because of deflate gate, and it’s impact leading up to this year’s Super Bowl, and the fact that this is the first Super Bowl Championship ring the Patriots are getting post spygate, this is not the year to be so flamboyant and break championship ring size records.

While Patriot fans may disagree, I feel my thoughts are especially right-on, given the fact that the Patriots narrowly defeated the Ravens in the playoffs and there is speculation that those game balls were under-inflated too.

I hope the Patriots don’t use Herff Jones  and Masters of Design  to design their new ring like they did for their 2011 AFC championship ring (the last ring they were awarded). Unless they had a fallout with them, look for the Patriots return to Jostens, who have made all of their winning Super Bowl Championship rings.

All seven rings shown above were made by Jostens  with the exception of two AFC Championship rings. The ring shown on the far left, was made by Balfour  in 1985.

The ring, second the right contains seven marques diamonds – one for each of their previous super bowl appearances. This 2011 AFC championship ring was made by Herff Jones  and their subsidiary, Masters of Design. 

In my opinion, Jostens  makes the finest Super bowl rings and Tiffany  is a close second!

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New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Claims Russian President Putin Stole His Super Bowl Ring

Patriots owner Robert Kraft reluctantly told people for years that he gave Russian president Vladimir Putin his personal Super Bowl XXXVIII ring. But according to the New York Post, Putin actually stole the $25,000 ring.

New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Ring

Kraft recently explained the incident at Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala, saying, “I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring.’ I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”

It was during the 2005 meeting with Putin in Saint Petersburg that the Russian President became enamored with the ring and came into possession of it, but the saga for Kraft didn’t end there.

After returning to the United States, he demanded the return of his ring. The White House intervened and at the behest of the American government, Kraft was instructed to claim the ring was a gift in order to ease possible tensions between the Russians and the United States.

According to the story, the government told Kraft, “It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present.”

While the Patriots owner continued to tell officials that he wanted his personalized 4.94-carat diamond-encrusted ring back, the White House continued to stay firm in their stance that it would be best to claim it was a gift and leave it at that.

Perhaps Kraft was tired of keeping this a secret. The Patriots owner wants his ring back but it’s still in the possession of Putin and/or the Kremlin.

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