An NFL team is a huge organization with several hundred employees. How many Super Bowl rings are given to the winning team? Who makes them, and what do they cost?
When the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl last year, every single one of their full-time employees got a ring — but they didn't necessarily receive the same gaudy ones as stars like Ben Roethlisberger.
Players, coaches, football operations staff and other top-level employees got a ring that weighed 3.7 ounces and included 63 diamonds totaling 3.61 carats. The rings were cast in 14-karat yellow gold with black antique backgrounds. Female employees received a smaller version because the full-size ring would have been too big for them to wear.
Lower-level employees received a ring with less gold and fewer diamonds, since buying the full-size ring for the entire organization would be prohibitively expensive. The NFL pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 apiece, with the club picking up the rest of the cost.
When the Giants won the Super Bowl, the team said the rings cost about $5,500 each, but were valued at $25,000.
Jewelry companies such as Jostens manufacture the rings.
AP Sports Writer