A full six weeks before their official unveiling at Tiffany’s, the NY Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI rings were revealed for all the world to see when images of the design prototypes were tweeted by two Giants players and picked up by NYDailyNews.com.
When they realized their faux pas, Big Blue linebacker Clint Sintim and running back Andre Brown removed the photos from Twitter, but the images were already blasting through cyberspace. And here they are…
It’s not clear whether the rings are designed in white gold or platinum, but it is clear that the Tiffany designers used blue sapphires to contrast the white metal and diamonds. From the photo, one jeweler told NYDailyNews.com that the ring features between 3 1/2 to 4 carats of diamonds and about 10 carats of blue sapphires. He estimated the ring to be worth $25,000 to $30,000.
The design incorporates four Lombardi Trophies, symbolizing each of the Giants’ Super Bowl victories, with a marquise-shaped diamond embedded in each football. A diamond bejeweled “NY” logo, trimmed in blue enamel, is positioned below the four trophies.
Already critics of the design have called it tacky and ladylike. One Manhattan jeweler told NYDailyNews.com: “We’re talking the Super Bowl. This looks like a high school ring.” A second jeweler chimed in: “I don’t know if the Giants are going to like this. It’s flowery — for a lady.”
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck clarified that the images tweeted did not represent the final design. “We haven’t decided on the final ring yet,” he wrote. “Still working on it.”
The actual rings will be unveiled at a private ceremony at Tiffany’s on May 16.
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