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Seattle Seahawks Get Their Super Bowl Rings, Fans Can ‘virtually’ Wear One

June 20th, 2014 at 11:25 AM
By Casey Olson

The Seattle Seahawks got their bling Thursday night. The entire 2013-14 team and staff received their Super Bowl XLVIII championship rings at a private ceremony in downtown Seattle

'Super Bowl XLVIII (48) New York New Jersey' photo (c) 2014, Anthony Quintano - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ 

The ring was made by Tiffany & Co., after several meetings between the team's owner, Paul Allen, head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider, president Peter McLoughlin and other Seattle executives.

“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,” said McLoughlin.  

"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," according to Seahawks.com.

The sides of the ring explains the Seahawks' championship season. One side includes the team's final record of 16-3 with a view of CenturyLink Field with the "12th Man" flag and the iconic Mt. Rainier, highlighted by the 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?”

“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 city where Tiffany & Co. was born more than 177 years ago; and also marked the first championship victory for the Seattle Seahawks,” said Victoria Reynolds, Group Director of Business Sales for Tiffany & Co. “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.”

The Seahawks, who have always been on the cutting edge of technology for their fans, have created a smartphone mobile application that lets fans "virtually" wear the ring at Seahawks.com.

Tags: Football, NFL, Seattle, Seattle Seahawks

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