1988 San Francisco 49ers Championship Ring

49ers 1988 Championship Ring (NFL)

Super Bowl XXIII Logo

The Lombardi Trophy symbolizes team achievement. But inportant individual efforts also go into the making of a Super Bowl champion. Those individuals--from players to coaches, from trainers and equipment managers to administrative personnel--are rewarded with Super Bowl rings.

The San Francisco 49ers' three NFL titles during the 1980s are symbolized in their Super Bowl XXIII rings. The customized, 10-karat gold and diamond ring features three miniature replicas of the Vince Lombardi Trophy on its horizontal crown. A diamond replaces the football atop each trophy. The center trophy, which represents the 20-16 victory over Cincinnati in Super Bowl XXIII, is the largest, with a diamond set in its base and 24 surrounding diamonds inlaid in a white gold oval. Each corner of the crown also contains a diamond.

The 49ers were presented with their rings at a ceremony in May 1989. Their rings were designed by Josten's of Minneapolis.

Source: Super Bowl XXIV Official Game Program (edited)
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