Super Bowl Ring Too Much?

This year’s Super Bowl ring is the biggest ever. It seems that after the “deflate-gate” scandal, the Patriots treated themselves.

The New England Patriots handed out their Super Bowl XLIX rings at a party at owner Robert Kraft’s home in Chestnut Hill, Mass., Sunday night.

This year, the team won its fourth title since 2001, and the players and coaches in attendance celebrated accordingly, writes Yahoo! Sports.

The Patriots’ website states that the rings were “formally presented as the dessert” after dinner, writes Yahoo! Sports.

They are “cast in white gold” and feature – among other details – the players’ number “encrusted in diamonds,” the Pats’ logo outlined by 44 diamonds, and a “field of 143 diamonds highlighting the four large Lombardi trophies cast with marquee-cut diamonds.”

The team says it is the “largest Super Bowl ring ever made” with 205 diamonds in all, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Be sure to check out the GIF below for the 360 degree view.

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Seattle Coach Discusses Final Play Call In Super Bowl: MSNBC

Many people – amateures and experts alike – questioned the Seattle Seahawks’ final play on the goal-line in the Super Bowl.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll – whose controversial goal-line call helped clinch the victory for the other team – tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer he’s been “sleeping some” in the days following the game. He says he remains confident that the call won’t haunt him.

MSNBC

Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy Made By Tiffany & Co.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made by master craftsmen at Tiffany's workshop in Cumberland.

The trophy that Robert Kraft, Tom Brady, and Malcolm Butler have been hoisting since Sunday evening was made by a division of Tiffany & Co., the world-famous jewelry company.  According to the Providence Journal, the trophy is based on a design laid out by Oscar Riedener, a former Tiffany executive, during a meeting with then-NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle before the first Super Bowl in 1967.

The company has made every one of the 49 Super Bowl trophies.  Tiffany makes the trophy — named in 1970 for Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins coaching legend Vince Lombardi — at its factory off Diamond Hill Road in Cumberland, Rhode Island.