LOOK: The Broncos' massive Super Bowl 50 rings boast 212 diamonds
Current and former Broncos come together to celebrate the latest championship
The Broncos held their Super Bowl 50 ring ceremony on Sunday night and those in attendance included just-retired quarterback Peyton Manning, linebacker Von Miller (who is currently at a contract impasse with the team), and cornerback Aqib Talib (who was shot in the leg last week).
Details on the ring, according to the team's official website:
The Super Bowl 50 Championship Ring boasts 212 round, tapered and marquise shaped diamonds all meticulously set in a 10 karat white-and-yellow gold ring. This collection of stones comes together to create a stunning ring that tops more than 5.05 carats.
The ring top features the Super Bowl 50 logo and the team's three Lombardi Trophies placed above the Denver Broncos logo on a field of pave-set diamonds. The trophies are created from marquise-cut stones, tapered baguettes and pave-set stones. The Bronco mane is created from diamond-cut orange sapphires while the head features pave-set diamonds and a custom-cut corundum blue stone. The words "WORLD CHAMPIONS" adorn the top and bottom edges.
The sides feature 56 stones representing the Broncos' 56-year history and the top and bottom edges each feature 15 stones to mark the team's 15 wins during the 2015 season and the 15 titles. One side features the player's number and their name above a crown highlighted in yellow to mark all three Super Bowl titles with eight round stones adorning the top of the crown to mark the team's eight AFC Championships. The other side features DENVER BRONCOS arched above an image of the Lombardi Trophy and the year 2015. The trophy is surrounded by the words "THIS ONE'S FOR PAT" in honor of Owner Pat Bowlen.
And the visual proof:
And in case you have no idea how these things work (and we didn't), there's an elaborate reveal to getting the ring:
Big rings oh what a time pic.twitter.com/rcfOetiXia— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) June 13, 2016
1st QB in NFL history to lead two teams to World Championships. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ybOpr28YCG— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) June 13, 2016
Miller and Talib look healthy and happy here:
Aqib Talib at the Broncos' ring ceremony. (via Von Miller's snapchat.) pic.twitter.com/xiYRRtV1eB— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 13, 2016
"When we come back for the reunion, everybody will be holding their Super Bowl rings. It's a beautiful time," Miller told the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala. "It's a beautiful ring. This one is for Pat. He did a lot of stuff for all of us. To do something for someone else is an incredible feeling."
Meanwhile, according to former Broncos lineman Tyler Polumbus, Hall of Famer and former Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe was in attendance. And in addition to celebrating the team's latest title, he also found time to take up a collection for Miller's new contract.
Shannon Sharpe taking a collection plate to sign Von pic.twitter.com/IToKzk15Tg— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) June 13, 2016
It's unknown how much each Super Bowl 50 ring cost, but the Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX rings were $36,500 each.
Meanwhile, in slightly less exciting news, the Super Bowl losers also got their rings...
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