1968 New York Jets Championship Ring

Jets 1968 Championship Ring (NFL)

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The Jets, who were the first Super Bowl champions from the American Football League, wanted a ring that eclipsed those of the already legendary Green Bay Packers.

The players requested that as many diamonds as possible be set in the ring to commemorate their victory. "Expense was no object," said L.G. Balfour designer Norman Shorrock.

The ring is 14k gold, featuring a 75-point diamond set in a football-shaped emerald spinel. Six smaller diamonds of approximately 20 points each surround the larger stone. The ring weighs 25 pennyweight and cost more than $2,000 in 1969. "When (New York head coach) Weeb Ewbank heard the figure he couldn't beleive it," said Shorrock.

Source: Super Bowl XV Official Game Program (edited)
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