The Seattle Seahawks received their Super Bowl rings at a private ceremony in downtown Seattle Thursday night, and several of them promptly showed off their new bling on Twitter and other social media. The Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring was made by Tiffany & Co. and was specifically designed with input by Seahawks owner Paul Allen, head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider, and other team executives.
Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin told KING-5 News, “The design of the first Seahawks Super Bowl ring represents a distinctive tribute to this team, our fans, the Pacific Northwest and the Seahawks victory in Super Bowl XLVIII.”
The Seahawks championship ring features a three-dimensional Seahawks logo made using 64 round diamonds with an emerald hue tsavorite eye. the logo is outlined in blue and framed by 12 diamonds in tribute to the team’s fans, who call themselves the “12th man.”
The Vince Lombardi Trophy, made using one marquis diamond, is seen in the background with 107 round diamonds an a border reading “WORLD CHAMPIONS.” The top edge of the ring is surrounded by 40 blue sapphires and flanked by two “12” flags.
The ring’s two sides tell the story of the team’s first championship season. One side shows the Seahawks’ final record of 1603, a southward view of CenturyLink Field with the “12” flag, and Mt. Rainier. The side also includes the individual player’s name and number. The other side of the ring features the Seattle skyline, Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl XLVIII logo, and NFL shield.
Engraved inside the ring are the phrases, “Leave No Doubt,” “24/7,” “SEA 43- DEN 8,” and “What’s Next?”
The Seattle Times reports that Victoria Reynolds, Group Director of Business Sales for Tiffany & Co., stated of the Seahawks Super Bowl ring, “Super Bowl XLVIII marked monumental firsts. It was the first time that the world’s most-watched sporting event took place in New York, the place where Tiffany & Co. was born more than 177 years ago; and also marked the first championship victory for the Seattle Seahawks.”
Reynolds added, “Having crafted the Vince Lombardi Trophy since its inception in 1969, we are proud to have now also crafted the first Seattle Seahawks Championship ring — both being the purest symbols of hard work and perseverance.”
Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Derrick Coleman Jr., and other Seahawks players took to social media to show off their new rings.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) June 20, 2014
After years on the grind i got something to remind me of my what is achievable if you put your mine to it!! pic.twitter.com/iQzNGN8fEU
— Derrick Coleman Jr (@DC2forlife) June 20, 2014
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) June 20, 2014
One more 🙂 pic.twitter.com/5Uqyn3QXzc
— Luke Willson (@LWillson_82) June 20, 2014
With the Super Bowl ring on their fingers, there’s no question the Seattle Seahawks are looking forward to the upcoming season and a chance to claim the ultimate victory a second time.
[Image via Twitter]