How Much Are Super Bowl Rings Worth?

How Much Are Super Bowl Rings Worth

One of the rewards for winning the NFL’s Championship Game, the Super Bowl, is that each member of the winning team receives their own Super Bowl Ring to commemorate their win. Each year, the ring is uniquely-made to display the winning team’s logo with diamonds or other stones. Rings can vary in price based on the assortment of precious stones included, size, and even significance of the Super Bowl where they were won.

Each ring has a production value, which is how much it costs to manufacture the ring. After each ring is distributed, the value usually goes down, unless the ring is attached to a famous player or has a special meaning associated with it.

How Much Are Super Bowl Rings Worth?

The price of a Super Bowl Ring can fluctuate greatly, but in general, most rings start out at around $30,000 to produce. However, many Super Bowl Rings cost far more than that, approaching $40,000 per ring. This depends on a variety of factors, including the type and color of stones needed to make the team’s logo, the type of metal used (usually yellow or rose gold), and the amount of stones needed.

How Super Bowl Rings Are Made

Super Bowl Rings are mass-produced by one of a few companies contracted by the NFL. There is a slight competition between three major companies: Jostens, Tiffany & Co., and Balfour. Of the three, Jostens has made the majority of the Super Bowl Rings in existence. Each ring includes the Super Bowl logo, the winning team’s name and logo, and sometimes, the individual players’ names and numbers.

Most Expensive Super Bowl Rings Ever Sold

Over the years, a number of high-profile Super Bowl Rings have sold at auction for much more than they are worth. Below, we list a few of these notable sales:

Lawrence Taylor

The most expensive Super Bowl Ring sold to date belonged to New York Giants superstar linebacker Lawrence Taylor. The Super Bowl XXV Ring sold for $230,401 at an auction, with much of the ring’s value coming from Taylor’s stardom.

William “Refrigerator” Perry

The only other Super Bowl ring to be valued at over $200,000 belonged to Chicago Bears Hall of Famer William “Refrigerator” Perry. Perry sold his 1985 Super Bowl Ring for $203,150. A lot of the value for this individual ring came from the fact that it was specifically made to fit Perry’s large fingers.

Steve Wright

After the top two, there is a significant dropoff in value of sold Super Bowl Rings. The third-most expensive Super Bowl Ring to date belonged to Steve Wright of the Green Bay Packers, and was sold for $73,409. The ring came from the first Super Bowl. The severe price dropoff shows there is not much of a market for reselling rings for more than production value, unless you are a high-profile name.


How much does it cost to make a Super Bowl Ring?

The NFL states that a Super Bowl ring can cost up to $50,000 to make, though the general pricing range is from $30,000-$40,000. The NFL helps teams cover this cost by providing $5,000-$7,000 per ring. Most of the cost goes towards the precious stones on each of the rings, which are specially picked out for their color, to match the winning team’s logo.