Photo courtesy Kansas City Chiefs
If there’s a diamond shortage around the world in the next few days, you can probably go ahead and blame the Kansas City Chiefs.
After four months of waiting, the Chiefs finally got their Super Bowl rings on Thursday night and when you look at the new ring, the first thing you’ll notice is that it has a lot of diamonds. The exact number is 629: There are 609 round diamonds, 16 baguette diamonds and four marquise diamonds.
If you’re now wondering how Jostens was able to squeeze 629 diamonds into each ring, let’s go ahead and find out by taking a look at Kansas City’s impressive bling.
The video above gives you a rundown of every feature that was included in each ring. It’s kind of mind-blowing just how much the Chiefs were able to squeeze into one ring.
Here are a few wild facts about Kansas City’s Super Bowl rings (via the team’s website):
There are three Lombardi Trophies on each ring, representing the three Super Bowls that the Chiefs have won in franchise history. The football at the top of each Lombardi Trophy is a marquise-cut diamond. There are 38 diamonds along the top rim of each ring, which represent how many points the Chiefs scored in their 38-35 win over the Eagles. The team added the 16 baguette diamonds to represent the 16 players who scored at least one touchdown during the regular season. There were 50 diamonds in the Chiefs’ arrowhead logo on the top of the ring to commemorate the fact that the Chiefs have played at Arrowhead Stadium (now GEHA Field) for 50 years. The ring also includes 16 custom-cut rubies, which represents the number of division titles that the Chiefs have won in franchise…..