UPDATE: We’ve obtained some additional photos of the new ring. Scroll down to the bottom of this article to see them.
Original story below…
It’s official. The Baltimore Ravens have their Super Bowl XLVII championship rings.
The Ravens finished off a magnificent playoff run earlier this year by beating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
Now they have their rings to prove it, but fans aren’t happy.
The new ring features two Lombardi Trophies, representing the two world championships the team has won. The first championship came in 2001 when the Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
The Ravens’ ring features an astounding 243 round cut diamonds. It’s been crafted in 10-karat white gold with yellow-gold highlights and has a total weight of 380 grams (13.4 ounces). The carat weight comes out to approximately 3.75 carats.
“Players, coaches and staff were excited when they received their rings, which symbolize our Super Bowl victory,” Ravens President Dick Cass said. “Each ring is a personal reminder of what we achieved as a team this past season.”
Still many online Ravens fans are not happy with the new rings – far from it, in fact.
Users on the popular website Reddit have posted their criticism in the /Ravens sub-forum, and they’re not mincing words.
One user says, “I think they are hideous.”
Another said, “Wow, that really looks like s–t.”
Still another user says, “They f–ked it up again. What the hell.”
“They deserve better then [sic] this.”
“The Raven logo looks line it was done by an 9y/o!”
“God that Raven is so ugly.”
“It looks like someone went crazy with the Bedazzler and ran out of gems for the logo. So they used construction paper instead.”
“I kind of hope this is a joke.”
UPDATE: We’ve gotten a few new photos of the Ravens’ new ring and they do appear to make the ring look much better. Check out the new pics below…
“Nasty” Nestor also uploaded the following photo to Facebook…
You can also view a 360′ view of the new ring by clicking here.
Still, the Reddit community is not amused.
User “softbeard” points out:
“It’s still an horribly ugly design choice. The flaws pointed out earlier still apply. It just shines nicely under professional lighting.”
Users over at the popular Russell Street Report forum were equally as vocal about the new rings, although they’ve made it hard to filter out the reviews as the thread with most of the negative feedback was moved for some reason:
“Not that I am getting one, but if that is the design, it sucks.”
“I’ve been seeing that picture all morning and I really hope it’s not true. The new rings are ugly as hell.”
“I think it is downright hideous.”
“really really disappointed by this design.”
“it HAS to be fake… this HAS to be a joke….”
“If that is the real ring than Bisciotti should demand a refund.”
What do YOU think of the Ravens’ new Super Bowl ring?
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2013