Beverly Hills' Jason Jason of Beverly Hills, a custom-design jeweler who has created rings for a number of professional championship teams, created the ring. The black onyx, which measures 4 inches across, was mounted with white and blue diamonds that totaled 70 carats (15 grams), setting it apart from other football rings in style as well as weight.
Jason said he took his inspiration from classic Hollywood jewelry when designing the ring. "I wanted to create something that would be elegant but also have a real sports vibe to it," he told ESPN.com's Darren Rovell. "I think I succeeded."
The ring is valued at more than $500,000 and was sold under the name "The JASON" by Jason's company, Jason Geller Jewelry, which opened in 1992. The auction will take place in Beverly Hills on February 10th at 11am local time (18:00 GMT).
Super Bowl rings are made by jewelers throughout the country. Most often, they are silver or gold plated steel or brass. But some are made of other materials such as wood, crystal, and even platinum.
The rings are mostly made by sports memorabilia firms like Josten and Balfour rather than large jewelers. Tiffany & Co. is an exception, having created Super Bowl rings multiple times (including last year's rings for the New York Giants).
The typical Super Bowl ring weighs between 80 and 100 pounds and measures between 16 and 19 millimeters thick. They are produced in a variety of styles over time to match the personality of the team that is being honored. Rings are made using gold or silver, with some models being entirely metal or including acrylic or resin components as well.
Super Bowl rings are sold by sponsors who pay to have their name placed inside the ring. The price varies depending on the sponsor but usually ranges from $20,000 to $150,000.
The term "super bowl" was first used to describe the game played in February 1971 by the American Football League (AFL) champion Oakland Raiders against the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers. The game was held at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California and was the first annual NFL championship game. The title was created because that season there were only two teams in the NFL and the winner was determined by league vote. The Raiders won 23-7.
Two years later, in 1973, the NFC and AFC divisions were established by conference vote.
The NFL gives the first 150 rings to the victors and pays around $5,000 for each ring manufactured. If the ring costs more to make, it is on to the team owner to reimburse the difference. Super Bowl rings were traditionally composed of gold and diamonds for many decades. In 1997, silver replaced gold as the material for the main body of the ring.
Modern-day players who finish their careers with no chance at all of winning the championship will sometimes receive a "Ring of Honor". A limited number of these rings are also made. The cost of these rings varies but is usually within reason.
If you win the lottery and pay less than the price of a super bowl ring, you get your money back!
The price of a super bowl ring has now become so high that only a few people who play in the game can afford them. The majority of fans would never be able to buy a ring for any player even if they won the prize. This shows how valuable a super bowl ring is - it is worth millions of dollars and only a small percentage of fans can ever hope to own one.
A super bowl ring is the most expensive trophy in sports history. It took place in Phoenix in February 2016 and the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots 42-25. The cost of this ring was $3 million.
Chris Poitras, GIA's head of sports marketing and development, was asked to explain how Super Bowl rings are made. According to Poitras, the winning team's executives consult with Jostens' master jewelers to design and construct personalized championship rings for their players and members of their organization. The process can take months between meetings with the jewelers to finalize the design.
Super Bowl XLV was the 50th season of the NFL's annual American football game known as the Super Bowl. It was held on February 5, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 to claim their second title of the decade and third overall.
The Giants received the ring from Josten's before their playoff game against Atlanta. They went on to win that game also, thus completing a perfect post-season run. Inside the ring they had engraved "Perfect Playmakers Make For Perfect Rings".
In 2012, it was reported that the average cost of making a Super Bowl ring is $10,000. This includes the cost of gold and other materials as well as the labor involved in crafting them.
Rings are sold under two models: without player selection or customization (prices range from $5,000 to over $100,000) and with player selection (prices range from $7,500 to over $150,000).