Eagles players were very specific in how they wanted their Super Bowl rings to look — the bigger and bling-ier, the better.
That is what Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said his players requested as the Super Bowl champs’ rings were unveiled in a private ceremony at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia Thursday night, and they certainly received their wish.
The rings, made of pure 10-karat white gold, each feature 219 diamonds, 17 green sapphires and includes a dog mask inscribed on the inside of the ring symbolizing the underdog role the Eagles embraced in the playoffs.
There is plenty of significance behind the number of diamonds, too.
The Eagles’ logo contains 52 diamonds — representing Super Bowl LII — while the Lombardi Trophy on the ring features 16 diamonds — one for each victory throughout the season and a large marquee diamond at the top of the trophy to represent the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship.
Perhaps the most interesting feature is the waterfall of 127 diamonds located on the bezel, representing the total of the jersey numbers involved in the famous “Philly Special” play.
Corey Clement (30), Trey Burton (88) and Nick Foles (9) were the ones involved in the play that resulted in the tight end Burton tossing a touchdown pass to Foles on fourth-and-goal just before halftime.
Four of the green sapphires represent the total NFL championships the Eagles have won in franchise history — three coming before the Super Bowl era.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 15, 2018
The ring also includes a silhouette of Lincoln Financial Field and an inscription of the fight song, “Fly, Eagles Fly.”
“It was an incredible season,” Lurie said at the ceremony. “And I wanted this ring to represent all the love, dedication, trust and resilience of this football team and this organization. This ring is for all of us, and I’m very, very proud of what we’ve accomplished.”