The New England Patriots presented players and staff with their Super Bowl XLIX Championship rings during a private ceremony tonight hosted by team owner Robert Kraft. Created by Jostens, the leading national custom jewelry designer and producer, the championship ring commemorates the team’s fourth Super Bowl win and a remarkable comeback victory to once again bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to New England.
“I have been blessed to host four Super Bowl ring ceremonies, and just like the rings we present, we have tried to make each ceremony a little bigger and a little better than the one before,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Football is the consummate team sport. These championship rings represent all that the team endured and overcame together. The players on this team will forever be bound by the memories this ring represents. The presentation of the rings is one of my favorite moments. I love watching the expressions on the faces of each of our players and the range of emotions they experience when they see the ring for the first time and the pride they all have when they put it on. Tonight’s celebration is really a culmination of a job well done.”
In keeping with tradition, the championship ring features a unique shape and industry-changing design. The stunning ring, handcrafted by Jostens, celebrates the team’s DO YOUR JOB attitude with the largest Super Bowl ring ever made, crafted in white gold with a minimum of 4.85 carat weight and a total stone count of 205 diamonds. The ring showcases the team’s four Lombardi Trophies; each created by a marquise-cut diamond.
The ring top features the team’s iconic Patriots logo, surrounded by 44 pavé-set round diamonds. The words WORLD CHAMPIONS flank the ring top and 143 additional round diamonds are pavé-set to complete this uniquely shaped ring. The right side features the season’s motto DO YOUR JOB, the final score of the historic game, the season record and the Super Bowl XLIX logo. The left side lists all four championship years, a silhouette of Gillette Stadium and the player’s name and number. Each player’s number is set in diamonds.
“Jostens is thrilled to once again partner with the New England Patriots to design a truly unique ring that celebrates the team’s commitment and determination to achieve their fourth Super Bowl championship,” said Chris Poitras, vice president, Jostens. “Beginning with their Super Bowl XXXVIII win, the Patriots started a trend in designing a unique shape for each of their championship rings, and they have once again outdone themselves with their Super Bowl XLIX Championship Ring.”
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced championship rings for professional sports teams and athletes for more than 60 years. In addition to collaborating with the Patriots, Jostens has partnered with other New England professional sports organizations including the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins.
Jostens is a leading designer and producer of championship products, programs and services that help athletic champions and their fans tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. The company’s products also include publications, jewelry and consumer goods serving the K-12 and college market. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, educational and trade publishing segments.