The Kansas City Chiefs received their Super Bowl LIV rings Tuesday evening when coaches and players gathered in a private, socially distanced ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs went 12-4 during the regular season, winning the AFC West and earning the second seed in the AFC Conference. Kansas City came back to beat each playoff opponent after being down at least 10 points, including the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL championship on February 2.
For 60 seasons, Kansas City Chiefs has defenders of Chiefs Kingdom. The ring top pays tribute to this legacy with 60 diamonds set inside an arrowhead-shaped adornment. Also contained within, the letters KC created in yellow gold shimmer with 16 custom-cut rubies that represent the franchise’s 10 AFC West division titles combined with six playoff appearances under head coach Andy Reid. 50 diamonds surround the rubies and logo that signify the 50 years between Super Bowl victories.
The symbolism continues on the ring top. An additional 122 diamonds cascade along the ring top edges, calling to mind the 100th season of the NFL, and the 22 playoff appearances in franchise history. Two marquise diamonds represent the two Super Bowl victories, and four baguette rubies on the top and bottom ring edges symbolize four straight AFC West titles from 2016 to 2019. Wrapping it all up, the words WORLD CHAMPIONS crafted from contrasting yellow gold, appear on the ring’s outermost edges.
On the left side, the ring recipient’s name sits at the top in shining yellow gold. Below, flags that capture the 1969 and 2019 Super Bowl victories fly high alongside the player’s number or title set in diamonds. BE GREAT, the team’s championship season motto, is set in a banner beneath, followed by the numbers 142.2, the decibel rating that makes Arrowhead Stadium the loudest in the world. All of this is given definition by the stands seen at the very bottom, evoking a fan’s view from the stadium seats.
The right side pays tribute to the fanbase at the top with the words CHIEFS KINGDOM. Located directly in the centre, the Super Bowl LIV logo is set in white gold, surrounded by a banner displaying the final score, 31 to 20. The ring side is completed with the championship year date, 2019.
Etched inside are the scores, logos and point deficits of the teams the Chiefs defeated on their Super Bowl journey. 0202 represents the day the Chiefs were crowned World Champions, and 2020 honours the year in which it all happened. As an added touch of personalization, player’s individual signature graces the interior. The final detail of the ring is a football located on the outer band which features the initials LH, a tribute to franchise founder Lamar Hunt.
The rings feature a total of nine baguette diamonds which total .9 carats, two marquise diamonds equaling .7 carats and 244 round diamonds for a total of 3.3 carats. The rings also boast four baguette rubies, and 32 custom-cut rubies which are equal to 5.95 carats. The rings have an incredible total gem carat weight of 10.85 carats.
Franchise quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the Super Bowl MVP while Canadian offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helped protect his talented QB. Fellow big man Ryan Hunter dressed for Weeks 3, 4 and 5 and he was activated again for the playoffs, including the Super Bowl.