1997 Denver Broncos Championship Ring
On January 25, 1998, the Denver Broncos claimed not only their first Super Bowl title, but they earned the franchise's initial Super Bowl ring as well.
Super Bowl XXXII Most Valuable Player Terrell Davis rushed for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Broncos defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-24.
Much thought and symbolism was put into the making of the Broncos' first Super Bowl ring. The center of the ring is an interlocking diamond display of the Broncos' logo. The horse's mane is made with Australian diamonds, while its neck contains Quadrillion diamonds. They sit on a wall of diamonds bordered by the words "WORLD CHAMPIONS."
There are five diamonds on each side of the ring's center, representing 55, which was the combined point total of the two teams.
The ring's left side has five diamonds, one symbolizing each of Denver's five Super Bowl teams, along with the player's lst name and uniform number.
The ring's right side displays the Lombardi Trophy and has the words "Qualcomm Stadium," the site of Super Bowl XXXII, enscripted.
Broncos' owner Pat Bowlen best explained the sentimental value the ring will carry for the other players. "The ring goes with you forever," Bowlen said. "It's your own personal trophy."
Source: Super Bowl XXXIII Official Game Program
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