Patriots receive Super Bowl XLIX rings
The New England Patriots received their Super Bowl rings from owner Robert Kraft during a private party at his house on Sunday.
The Patriots won their fourth championship with a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
The white gold rings, handcrafted by Jostens, feature 205 diamonds. Each player's number sits above a Gillette Stadium logo.
The other side of the ring has the Super Bowl XLIX logo, the game’s score and New England’s 15-4 overall record for the 2014 season. Also on that side of the ring are the phrases “Do Your Job" and "We are all Patriots."
"I have been blessed to host four Super Bowl ring ceremonies, and just like the rings we present, we have tried to make each ceremony a little bigger and a little better than the one before," Kraft said.
According to the team’s website, these newest rings are appraised for more than any of the team's previous three Super Bowl rings. The 2003 ring had 104 diamonds and the 2004 ring had 124 diamonds on it.
The ring also features the team's four Lombardi Trophies, which have a total of 143 diamonds and the words “World Champions" on each side.
“These championship rings represent all that the team endured and overcame together," Kraft said. "The players on this team will forever be bound by the memories this ring represents."
The Patriots open defense of their title at home Sep. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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