Members of the Green Bay Packers organization received their Super Bowl XLV World Championship rings at a celebration Thursday evening in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
The rings, symbolic of the team's 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6, 2011, in North Texas, were produced by Jostens and capture iconic elements of the Packers championship tradition.
The crest of the ring features the Green Bay "G" Logo cast in 18-karat yellow gold placed on a green stone tablet. Thirteen diamonds are embedded in the logo, each one representing the team's NFL-record 13 championships. The iconic logo is illuminated by round, brilliant-cut diamonds and four marquis-cut diamonds representing the Packers' four Super Bowl triumphs. Surrounding the crest are 92 diamonds which recognize the 92-year history of Green Bay Packers football.
One ring shoulder is personalized with the player's last name and team number to recognize his role in the historic win and memorable season. Each player's number is circled, just like the numbers emblazoned on the jerseys of the first Packers championship team of 1929. The side includes an image of Lambeau Field to symbolize the team's legendary home and key source of unparalleled fan support.
The opposite shoulder of each ring features an image of the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl XLV Championship trophy with "PACKERS" engraved above. The inside of each player's ring bears inscriptions that further detail the season. The scores of the four postseason wins and "1" flanked by the words "Mind, Goal, Purpose, Heart," commemorates the inspirational motto of the team.
Overall, the rings are made of platinum, with 18-karat yellow gold, and weigh 116 grams. Diamonds totaling 3.35 carats are featured in the ring. According to the NFL, the League pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds). Further information about the rings was not disclosed.
The Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV ring will join the team's collection which includes rings representing victories in Super Bowl I (1966 season), Super Bowl II (1967) and Super Bowl XXXI (1996).
In addition to the rings the members of the organization received, the Packers and Jostens have collaborated to create collectables for the entire Green Bay Packers community, including shareholders, season ticket holders and fans. Each unique collection will celebrate the Super Bowl Champions while paying tribute to the rich legacy of the team, coaches, players and fans of Packers football and Lambeau Field.
The Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Collections will be available at www.packersproshop.com/rings.
"The victory in Super Bowl XLV was a great achievement for the organization. Jostens has done a fantastic job of capturing the excitement of the win for everyone at the Packers," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "The ring also symbolizes the Packers' championship tradition in excellent fashion."
"We are extremely honored to help the Green Bay Packers celebrate their 4th Super Bowl win with a stunning ring that reflects their great traditions and legacy," said Tim Larson, President and CEO, Jostens. "The Packers have added another impressive chapter to their history and Jostens is proud to deliver a championship ring and jewelry collections that capture the accomplishments for the entire organization and their fans."