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Championship Ring Photo Bombs!

September 30, 2014


Part of my ongoing look at Super Bowl and Championship Ring Humor is this recent twitter photograph and post.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Ring Photo Bomb


Elisa is asking on twitter how the ring looks?

We see that the photographer didn’t say anything to her about the super bowl ring pose showing the championship ring being worn upside down.

I wonder if her followers will point out the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl ring would look a whole lot better if it wasn’t upside down!


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The Super Bowl Ring Picture Richard Sherman Would Never Tweet

August 12, 2014


When Sherman wants to one-up opposing cornerbacks and wide receivers, he Tweets photos of his Super Bowl Ring.   He probably shouldn’t if they were on the Ravens Super Bowl XLVII team.


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The New York Giants Super Bowl Rings 4 Championship Rings


The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII ring is not the biggest super bowl championship ring. Compared to the Ravens ring from a year earlier, it really doesn’t compare at all.

The Ravens ring, shown above, was made by Jostens and contains an unbelievable 243 diamonds and weighs in at 88 grams. The Ravens ring is made of 10K gold, not 14K like most other super bowl rings. 10K gold is around 15% lighter then 14K gold. So visually, the Ravens ring is physically the largest super bowl ring ever produced, just not the heaviest.

The Seahawks ring, also shown above is made by Tiffany. The ring is made of 14K solid white gold. The Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring contains 64 round diamonds and 12 diamonds around the logo. There’s one large marquis diamond, representing the team’s first super bowl victory. The ring also contains 40 blue sapphire diamonds and 183 total diamonds. The Seahawks ring weighs in at 74 grams.

Although the Seahawks ring is dwarfed by the Ravens ring, all is not lost for Richard Sherman and his teammates: The Seahawks ring compares in size to the last two Tiffany produced rings for first time champions (see below).

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The New York Giants Super Bowl Rings 4 Championship Rings



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The Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Ring Final Recap

August 3, 2014


I finally have obtained the two championship rings in-hand and can now compare them properly.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XVIII ring and Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring


The final score of Super Bowl XLVIII was Seattle 43, Denver 8.

Championship ring enthusiasts were dying to know the size of the two rings and how they compare. We now know the score on the Super Bowl XVLIII championship rings: Seattle 73.5, Denver 54.

That’s the weights in grams of these two impressive rings.

The Seattle Seahawks also won the battle of shanks (the sides of the rings) when comparing them to the Denver Broncos AFC championship ring.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XVIII ring and Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XVIII ring and Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring


Here’s how they compare:

The Seahawks ring, made by Tiffany, is made of 14K solid white gold. The Super Bowl XLVIII champions ring contains 64 round diamonds and 12 diamonds around the logo. There’s one larger marquis diamond, representing the team’s first super bowl victory. The ring also contains 40 blue sapphire diamonds and 183 total diamonds. The total carat weight in diamonds is 2.33. The ring is 26mm.

The Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship ring was made by Jostens and it’s the first Super Bowl or AFC/NFC championship ring made with a multi-color onyx stone. This means that the blue stone on top of the ring shows different shades of blue and makes a really nice pattern when light hits it.

The Broncos ring is 54 grams in weight and one side of the ring shows the Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the other shank shows the 2013 AFC championship trophy.


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Richard Sherman Tweets Picture of his Super Bowl Ring as the Cornerback War Continues

July 31, 2014


Only a few hours after Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson signed a five-year, $70 million deal with $40 million of it guaranteed, the Twitter wars heated up.

Richard Sherman Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring


The contract made Peterson the highest paid Cornerback in the National Football League.

Richard Sherman, the notorious and often outspoken Seattle Seahawks corner, felt the need to engage in a little one-upmanship. So he tweeted a photograph of him wearing is Super Bowl XLVIII ring.

As is the case with most of Richard Sherman’s Twitter tiffs, (and the same can be said for his fellow cornerbacks around the league) is the issue whether Sherman is the best cornerback in the NFL.

Perhaps Sherman he feels slighted or maybe he is annoyed by Peterson’s deal, worth more than the five-year, $58.8 million contract Sherman signed this off-season.

I have the feeling we will see more Tweets and this story is far from over. This may be the best entertainment us football fans have until the start of the season.


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Secrets of the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Ring Revealed

July 11, 2014


Thought all the details about this championship ring had already hit the internet? Think again…

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Around two weeks after the Seattle Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford New Jersey, executives from Tiffany and Co. and Jostens (the two ring manufacturers of most of the super bowl rings) visited team officials and pitched their manufacturing abilities.

The Seahawks assembled a committee that included owner Paul Allen, team president Peter McLoughlin, general manager John Schneider, head coach Pete Carroll and a few player representatives, as well as some other executives. All of these committee members were involved in creating the ring.

Tiffany won the prestigious job of manufacturing the Seahawks super bowl ring and the team ordered around 400 rings.

Once the Seahawks selected Tiffany’s, (they also designed and make the Super Bowl trophy each year), the design process was started.

The designers at Tiffany’s presented some preliminary designs to the committee. The designs were discussed, reviewed and changed. The next step were sketches on paper, and then finally, as Tiffany’s got closer to what the committee envisioned, examples were made from wax and then finally from metal.

The Seahawks committee stressed several points. Among them: that the “12th Man” be recognized on the ring, that specific important team-phrases such as, “Leave no doubt”, “24/7”, and “Sea 43-Den 8″ were inscribed inside the ring. Also, the green eye in the logo needed to be team-color matched on the ring.

Around four to six weeks after the process was started, the design was settled on and finished by Tiffany’s design arm in New York City. Production began shortly after in its manufacturing facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

The hand-rendered design is run through a CAD (computer-assisted design) program to produce a precise mold and model. The components of the ring are assembled, and all the precious stones are set and polished by hand.

Next, the rings go through a quality assurance process before they receives their final polish. Each ring takes about 45 man hours to produce.

The ring, made of 14K solid white gold, contains 64 round diamonds and 12 diamonds around the logo. There’s one larger marquis diamond, representing the team’s first super bowl victory. The ring also contains 40 blue sapphire diamonds and 183 total diamonds. The total carat weight in diamonds is 2.33. The ring is 26mm in size.

After being made in Rhode Island, the rings were sent to Tiffany’s distribution center in New Jersey, where they were placed inside a custom wood presentation box and then placed in their famous Tiffany blue box and wrapped with a white ribbon. Last, they were sent to Seattle.

On June 19, a little more than four months removed from their Super Bowl victory, Seahawks players and coaches and some management personal were presented with the rings at a private ceremony and party.

Neither Tiffany’s nor the Seahawks would reveal the cost of the ring. The NFL provides Super Bowl champions up to $5,000 per ring for 150 rings. Team ownership has to make up any difference.

A Tiffany’s spokesperson says the rings are “truly priceless.”

In a class-act, current owner, Paul Allen made sure that former team owner John Nordstrom, received a super bowl ring.

Nordstrom is often at the Seahawks’ practice facility, where he watches practice, visits the media work room during the draft, and operates with a congenial and humble demeanor. When players leave the practice field and spot him, they stop for a handshake and hello.

He’ll be receiving his ring at the July 22 ceremony, along with the rest of the folks who did not receive one during the first team-specific ceremony (a second ceremony was needed since it takes quite a long time to make the rings).

Nordstrom — who quickly touts the ownership of Allen — never thought he would end up with a Super Bowl ring. Carroll and Schneider called him to say he in fact would.

“I said, ‘Oh my gosh, you’ve got to be kidding,’ ” Nordstrom said. “ ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ I just couldn’t believe it. I’m really kind of blown away.”

Which adds him to a list of about 400.


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