The first Super Bowl ring was commissioned by Green Bay Packer’s Coach Vince Lombardi in 1966.
Since then, Jostens has designed the vast majority of Super Bowl rings, including the largest size ever produced, a size 25 for William “Refrigerator” Perry of the Chicago Bears in 1985. (The average ring size for a man is 10)
(Scroll through to see numerous Super Bowl rings. Photos courtesy Jostens.)
Produced by Jostens, the ring featured a one carat diamond surrounded by a globe outline to represent the coming together of the two leagues in the first ever “World Championship.”
(See how they made the Packers’ Super Bowl ring from the 2010 season.)
The rings are created in partnership with the team from design to manufacturing and can take up to four months to complete. The main design objective is capturing the story of the team and the season.
The largest overall ring ever produced is the 2016 Patriots ring. Produced in 10K white gold it features 5 carats of precious stones and over 280 diamonds, all of which are hand-set.
WTMJ’s Jane Matenaer spoke with Jostens for more on the process. Listen in the player below.