When we think of the Super Bowl, here are the first things that come to mind: football (well, duh), the halftime show and an excuse to eat nachos.
We don't necessarily associate the big game with jewelry, but the Super Bowl actually has some pretty red carpet-worthy bling. We're talking about the Super Bowl ring that the team scores if they win.
The winning team gets to collaborate to design the ring, and so we obviously won't know what the 2014 bling will look like until we have a champion, but the rings typically have team mottos inscribed or the score of the game.
Just take a look at last year's ring for the Baltimore Ravens. Crafted in white gold, the dazzling ring features a whopping 243 round-cut diamonds and weighs in at 380 grams. The Ravens logo is outlined with diamonds and sits atop an amethyst stone. Not too shabby.
But the winning rings weren't always this blinged out. Back in 1967, the Green Bay Packers won the very first Super Bowl, and their ring was cast in gold with a single diamond in the center. Jeweler Jostens created the ring (they've also created 30 of the 46 Super Bowl rings to date).
Since the rings keep getting better and bling-ier, we wonder what this year's ring will look like. Clearly diamonds aren't just a girl's best friend…they're also a football player's.