Packers receive Super Bowl XLV RingsJune 17, 2011 No Comments
Green Bay Packers coaches and players received their Super Bowl XLV World Championship rings at a celebration June 16 in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
The crest of the ring features the Green Bay logo case 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.
One ring shoulder is personalized with the player’s last name and team number to recognize his role in the historic win and memorable season. Each player’s number is circled, just like the numbers emblazoned on the jerseys of the first Packers championship team of 1929. The side includes an image of Lambeau Field to symbolize the team’s legendary home and key source of unparalleled fan support.
The opposite shoulder of each ring features an image of the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl XLV Championship trophy with “PACKERS” engraved above. The inside of each player’s ring bears inscriptions that further detail the season. The scores of the four postseason wins and “1” flanked by the words “Mind, Goal, Purpose, Heart,” commemorates the inspirational motto of the team.
Overall, the rings are made of platinum, with 18-karat yellow gold, and weigh 116 grams. Diamonds totaling 3.35 carats are featured in the ring. According to the NFL, the League pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds).
“The victory in Super Bowl XLV was a great achievement for the organization. Jostens has done a fantastic job of capturing the excitement of the win for everyone at the Packers,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “The ring also symbolizes the Packers’ championship tradition in excellent fashion.”