On June 14th, the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles received their Championship Rings.
The diamond and sapphire encrusted ring is made of pure 10k white gold and includes a total of 219 diamonds along with 17 rare, green sapphires. The Eagle head logo has 52 diamonds, symbolizing the Eagles victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The Lombardi trophy contains 16 diamonds, symbolizing the 16 games won by the Eagles in the 2017 regular and post season, with thirteen of those 16 diamonds in the lower half of the Lombardi Trophy representing the 13 regular season wins, and three of the diamonds in the upper portion of the trophy for the three post season wins. With a single, large diamond in the Football portion of the trophy representing the first Super Bowl Championship for the franchise.
The bezel of the ring contains 127 diamonds, which signifies the combined sum of the jersey numbers of the three players (30 + 88 + 9) who handled the football after the center snap from Jason Kelce, in the iconic play known as the ‘Philly Special’, in which running back Corey Clement took the center snap from center Jason Kelce, then pitched it to tight end Trey Burton who then threw the touchdown pass to Quarterback Nick Foles just before the end of the first half, giving the Eagles a 10 point lead heading into halftime.
Also included in the ring are 4 green sapphires, symbolizing the Philadelphia Eagles 4 NFL Championships. The first one being in 1948 where the Eagles defeated the Chicago Cardinals 7-0. The second coming a year later, in 1949 where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 14-0 giving the franchise the only shutouts in NFL Championship history, including all Super Bowl games played to date. The third championship came in 1960 where the Eagles defeated the Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers by a score of 17-13, handing Vince Lombardi his only post-season defeat in his career. The 4th of their franchise NFL Championships, was the 41-33 defeat of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in February of 2018.
To honor the fans, the likeness of Lincoln Financial Field is engraved on one side of the ring and the title of the Eagles fight song, Fly Eagles Fly, is engraved on the bottom of the ring band.
To commemorate the Underdog phenomenon that Land Johnson and Chris Long began after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional playoff game, by wearing the now legendary Dog Masks, a likeness of the underdog mask is engraved on the inside of each ring band.
With Carson Wentz at the helm, the Eagles hope that this is just the first of many Super Bowl rings to come.