The Kansas City Chiefs' next-level Super Bowl Championship ring features 629 diamonds, 35 rubies, surprising hidden elements and a twist-off top that doubles as a pendant.
The innovative jewelry was revealed on Thursday during a red carpet ring ceremony at Union Station in Kansas City, where players, coaches, staff and ownership received their rewards for a spectacular season that culminated in a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.
Brimming with symbolism and cutting-edge features, the rings contain 609 round diamonds, 16 baguette diamonds, four marquise diamonds and 35 custom-cut genuine rubies totaling approximately 16.10 carats.
Crafted in 10-karat white and yellow gold, the ring top prominently features the Chiefs logo created from 16 genuine custom-cut rubies set in yellow gold. These rubies represent the number of total division titles won by the franchise during a history that dates all the way back to its first title in 1962, when the team was known as the Dallas Texans.
The arrowhead portion of the logo is set with 50 diamonds, symbolic of the 50th anniversary of the opening of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Set behind the logo are three Lombardi Trophies, each of which is set with a marquise-shaped diamond at the top.
When combined, the baguette diamonds in the base of the Trophies total 16, a nod to the 16 different players who scored touchdowns in the Chiefs 2022 regular season. The red backdrop is created from 19 custom-cut genuine rubies and is encircled by a row of 38 diamonds. The encircling diamonds represent the 38 points the Chiefs scored in Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The title of WORLD CHAMPIONS accents the left and right side of the ring top. A row of 54 diamonds is set along the perimeter of the ring top in yellow gold, symbolizing the combined 54-point deficits that the Chiefs overcame in its last two Super Bowl postseason runs. On three occasions the Chiefs trailed by 10 points and once by 24 points.
Ring manufacturer and designer Jostens described how the ring top can be completely removed and converted into a pendant via a hidden bail that seamlessly folds into the ring top..
Once the top is removed, the main part of the ring reveals a miniature version of the Arrowhead stadium rendered in yellow gold, and centered by a green field set with Lombardi Trophies. The number of trophies in this hidden element range from one to three, depending on the length of the recipient’s time with the organization.
Encircling the stadium is a quote from Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt that reads, “ARROWHEAD STADIUM IS MY FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH.”
The backside of the removable pendant displays the championship year-dates the recipient has spent with the Chiefs organization as well as the 50th anniversary logo and an image of the Lombardi Trophy. The bail is set with eight diamonds.
The left side of the ring displays the player’s name in raised yellow gold. A row of 13 diamonds separates the name from the lower panel, where the player's jersey number is set with diamonds in white gold. A sketch of the iconic GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium serves as the background in contrasting yellow gold. The Chiefs three championship year-dates are also shown on flags within the stadium, while the date of Super Bowl LVII can be seen on the scoreboard.
The right side of the ring is a tribute to the team's fanbase, CHIEFS KINGDOM, also rendered in raised yellow gold. A row of 10 diamonds separates the two panels and represents the Chiefs’ active streak of 10 consecutive winning seasons. This feat is the longest active stretch in the NFL. The Super Bowl LVII logo is brought to life in white gold and set with a singular marquise-shaped diamond. Below the logo is the final score and team abbreviations from Super Bowl LVII. The right side is completed with a special detail – individual Lombardi Trophy-shaped confetti fills the background behind the logo.
The palm side honors Hunt, by featuring his initials on a yellow gold football. The interior of the ring has Coach Andy Reid’s motto “EDGE” immortalized in bold red as a reminder of the theme of the championship-winning season. Also included is the recipient’s unique signature above the scores and team abbreviations from the 2022 playoffs.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Jostens.