By Lewis Gould
Eagles coach Doug Pederson called it the “turning of the page” from the celebration of the Super Bowl win to the focus on repeating as NFL champs.
So, last night’s ring ceremony was more than just that — rather, it gave the players renewed purpose for 2018.
The Super Bowl rings are made of pure 10-karat white gold, adorned with a total of 219 diamonds and 17 rare green sapphires. There’s also a dog mask is inscribed on the inside of the ring to highlight the underdog theme that galvanized the team on its title run.
“It was such a detailed process, from every bit of wording that was on the ring to the placement of the diamonds, to the shape, the size,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. “I thought, ‘You know, you just sort of come up with some ring, and you make many, and you have a party.’ I never really thought of the details that were required. You go through so much during a season.
“What, when you’re looking back 20 years from now, do you want to have signified with that ring? What are the statements that you want to make about the team, about the season, about the kinds of players and coaches that we had? It’s kind of like, how do you want to be remembered 20 years from now?”