The New Orleans Saints received their Super Bowl rings on Wednesday night. And they’re complete with plenty of city pride.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune provides all the specs surrounding the Saints’ first ever 14-karat gold championship jewelry. Most notable is the fleur-de-lis in the center, which deviates from the traditional look that many past designs have employed.
“A lot of rings that we looked at featured the Lombardi Trophy,” Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis told the Times-Picayune. “But our team has such a deep connection to the city, and the fleur-de-lis is not just an emblem of the Saints. It represents the region.”
Adding to that connection is a replica of the city skyline on one shank, including the Saints’ home stadium (the Superdome), a Carnival float (with fans holding the Super Bowl trophy) and a verse from “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The ring reportedly underwent more than 20 revisions before a full consensus was reached among a host of players, staff and coaches on the design committee.