After wrapping up the final day of mini-camp on Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks had the chance to put on their Super Bowl championship rings for the first time.
In a private ceremony in downtown Seattle Thursday night, the Seahawks received their championship rings that commemorate their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in February.
The design of the ring, which was made by Tiffany & Co., was created after several meetings that included Seahawks owner Paul G. Allen, head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider, president Peter McLoughlin and other Seahawks executives.
The release from the team also describes the details of the fairly elaborate ring design.
The white gold Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring features a three-dimensional Seahawks logo of 64 round diamonds with a vibrant emerald hue tsavorite eye. The iconic logo is outlined in blue and is framed by 12 diamonds. The Vince Lombardi Trophy, comprised of one marquis diamond, stands in the background amongst a sea of 107 round diamonds with a border reading “WORLD CHAMPIONS”. Forty blue sapphires surround the ring top flanked by two “12” flags.
The shank, or sides of the ring, tells the story of the championship season. One shank includes the team’s final record of 16-3, a southward view of CenturyLink Field with the “12” flag and Mt. Rainier, highlighted with the individual player’s name and number. The other side features the Seattle skyline, Vince Lombardi Trophy with a marquis diamond, Super Bowl XLVIII logo and NFL shield.
The ring band features 12 feathers, similar to the markings on the team uniforms. The phrases “LEAVE NO DOUBT”, “24/7”, “SEA 43- DEN 8” and “WHAT’S NEXT?” are engraved inside each ring.
photo courtesy of Seahawks owner Paul Allen on Twitter (@PaulGAllen)