I do like the sapphires and the tribute to the 12th man on the side of the rings, but they could have used more blue and green to color in the bird's head. Even with the green eye, their logo doesn't stand out at all. Way too much going on in the inside of the ring. Two quotes, the score, and Tiffany's brand, they could have simplified that a bit.
Grant Wistrom used to come into the bar I worked at in St Louis and if he had more than two women with him (which was most of the time) he would have his on. It is HUGE for sure.
I've seen a few World Series rings (got to wear one once, I think I shared that photo here). They do not look as huge, but seem to have better designs.
I've also seen Bernie Kosar's NCAA and Super Bowl rings in person when Bernie came into the bar I was working at and they were beautiful. I asked which one he got paid more to win, and he grinned and said it was about equal.
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My problem with the ring, especially after looking at the link with all the other rings, is that it is too monochromatic. The metal needed to be a different shade of grey/silver than the stone, or there needed to be more relief work to darken up the negative space.
there we go, a national champion actually worth it, however there will still be moaning from hollywood...like someone in yesterday's papers said, hey, the BCS was formed because the pollsters couldn't agree in the first place.