TAMPA ― When Bruce Arians finally got to look at his Super Bowl 55 championship ring Thursday night, he couldn’t believe the sparkle reflecting in his eyes.
“It’s really special, man,” Arians said. “It really blew me away when I opened that box. All the thought that went into it is amazing.”
The ring contains 15 carats of white diamonds and is made of 14-carat yellow and white gold. The top of the ring features 319 diamonds, representing the 31-9 final score in the Super Bowl.
It includes an original twist-off top that reveals a hand-engraved, three-dimensional replica of Raymond James Stadium in honor of the Bucs’ historic Super Bowl win on their home field.
Two diamonds make up two Lombardi Trophies on the face of the ring, representing the Bucs’ two Super Bowl championships. They are covered by the Bucs’ red flag logo, which is made of hand-carved red corundum.
Steve Weintraub, who owns the Gold and Diamond Source, appraised the ring’s actual intrinsic value at $35,000. However, he estimated that a collector may pay anywhere from $75,000 to $100,000 for it.
“Fifteen carats of diamonds, plus rubies, gold and an intricate top that comes off,” Weintraub noted in a text to the Times.
“I saw the ring this morning, and I thought it was done very well, especially with the top that comes off and the work that was put into it. It’s a job well done. Not overly ostentatious. The finest Super Bowl ring ever done in my opinion.”
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