The Ring Is The Thing

On Thursday evening in Green Bay, the Super Bowl champion Packers received their championship rings during a gala ceremony at Lambeau Field.

Take a look at that monster above. That’s what they are all playing for, what they are training for, why they practice and prepare. It’s not that they can’t afford to buy a big ring like this one; they aren’t for sale. They have to be earned.

“They wanted big and they wanted bling,” Packers team president Mark Murphy told the media Thursday night. “We were successful in that.”

Here’s a description from the Packers on the new bobble:

“The crest of the ring features the Green Bay “G” logo crest in 18-karat yellow gold placed on a green stone tablet. Thirteen diamonds are embedded in the logo, each one representing the team’s NFL-record 13 championships. The iconic logo is illuminated by round, brilliant-cut diamonds and four marquis-cut diamonds representing the Packers’ four Super Bowl triumphs. Surrounding the crest are 92 diamonds which recognize the 92-year history of Green Bay Packers football.”

The ring is made of platinum, with 18 karat gold and has 3.35 carats worth of diamonds. It weighs 116 grams.

Cost? Nobody’s talking around the Packers. The NFL provides $750,000 to the winning team to pay for up to 150 rings. Anything more must be paid for by the winning team.

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