Super Bowl Jewelry Stuns at the 54th Big Game
Millions of people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, where the Kansas City Chiefs played the San Francisco 49ers at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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But there is no Super Bowl without a Super Bowl ring.
Usually packed full of diamonds and intricate references to the winning team and its path to glory, the Super Bowl ring offers a collectible memento for the actual players and team members to symbolize their victory. They have been gracing players’ fingers for over half a century.
Over time, the designs have become increasingly ostentatious. The first Super Bowl ring, awarded to the Green Bay Packers in 1967, featured a single one-carat diamond.
The most recent one, produced for the 2019 champions New England Patriots, has 422 diamonds for 8.25 carats and 20 blue sapphires, embedded in 10K white gold.
Since the 1950s, Jostens has created 35 of the 53 Super Bowl rings, including the very first and the most recent four. Other designers include Balfour and Tiffany & Co., which has also designed the Vince Lombardi trophy, awarded to the winning team.
The Super Bowl halftime performance is nearly as important as the game itself, and this year Jennifer Lopez and Shakira both stunned in metallic bodysuits. Lopez went on to don dramatic Versace costumes and a recycled feather Puerto Rican flag dress. But the biggest football-honoring fashion accessory was worn before she even stepped onstage.
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Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.