Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ring of Honor - the 2010 Super Bowl Rings

Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette

Here they are - the Packers' World Championship rings!


Here's how the team describes them:
The ring’s square crest is highlighted by the ‘G’ logo – gold on a green setting, of course – but the overwhelming sparkle of the diamond-dominant presentation shouldn’t distract from all it incorporates.

In each of the four corners of the crest, surrounding the ‘G,’ is a marquis-cut diamond, which is appropriately football-shaped, just like the one on top of the Vince Lombardi trophy. There are four of those for I, II, XXXI and XLV, the four trophies that will reside together forever in the team’s Hall of Fame.

The shape of the ‘G’ itself consists of 13 diamonds, one for each title dating back to 1929, and surrounding the entire crown are 92 diamonds, one for each year the Packers have been in existence.

That’s a lot cleverly depicted on the ring’s face, but that’s not the whole story. The sides, or flanks, of the ring continue the convergence of history with the present.

On the one side that’s personalized for each player with his last name, there’s both an impressively carved image of Lambeau Field – a tribute to the best venue and fans in the NFL – and the player’s jersey number. Each number is circled, just like those on the third jerseys introduced this past year that represent the attire of the first title team in ’29.

On the other side, underneath a logo-lettering of “PACKERS,” is a Lombardi Trophy, with the name of the iconic coach, the NFL shield, and an ‘XLV’ at the base, which captures both the specific game and a piece of its logo.

Together, the primary images on the two flanks can be interpreted as the Lombardi Trophy being brought back to its home, Lambeau Field, which was done two days after the Super Bowl victory in North Texas in front of more than 56,000 fans who braved sub-zero weather to share in the glory.
The inside of the ring is also engraved. On one side is a tribute to Charles Woodson's "One Thing" postgame speech following the win over the Bears in the NFC Championship game.

The other side shows the path the Packers took through the playoffs.


To my knowledge, this is the first time that the interior was used as a design element instead of just for personalization. I really like both of these.

Although I may have a few quibbles with the design — Platinum? For a green and gold team? — on the whole, I think this is about the best bling will get.

Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette

I love the inclusion of Lambeau Field on the shank. I had been hoping that they would include this since I saw a similar treatment on the 1965 ring.


The circled numbers are also a nice touch. Good to see that the Packers continue to remember and honor their pre-1966 history.

Outstanding. A worthy addition to the trophy case.


The Thrill said...

And the fan collection has been released:

Chance Michaels said...

Absolutely correct, and that will be the subject of tomorrow's post.