Ever since the Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl game back in 1967, every players from every winning team has received the highly coveted Super Bowl ring. As 2016's matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers is coming to a close, the production of these rings are already underway, pending the team's name and logo. Even though the general public can't just go out and buy one of these, most of us still want to know how much Super Bowl Rings cost because these truly are some of the most prized pieces of jewelry around.
According to ESPN, last year's winning team the New England Patriots' 2015 Super Bowl ring cost $36,500 each and reportedly the most expensive ones ever made. Each ring contained 4.85 carats worth of diamonds, which brought the total of the 150 rings purchased for the Patriots to more than $5 million. Of course, the value of the rings have also increased over time, especially those from past games that have since become collectors' items. One report says that a 1991 Super Bowl ring was sold for $230,401 at an auction.
Here's a close-up at the 2015 Super Bowl ring awarded members of the New England Patriots:
Whichever team wins Super Bowl 50 certainly has a lot to live up to in the ring department, that's for sure.