What is the Ring of Excellence?

By Julie Skaff | March 12, 2020 | Pro Football Hall of Fame

Each individual who is enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame receives three physical icons: a Hall of Fame Gold Jacket, a bronze bust and the Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence.

While the Gold Jacket and bronze bust are presented to enshrinees during Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls, the lesser-known Ring of Excellence is given to each Hall of Famer during a special presentation at each player’s team’s stadium.

Each 2020 Ring of Excellence will be presented by the Official Jewelry Store of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kay® Jewelers.

Ring of Excellence Design Facts

  • 14K Gold
  • Diamond weight: 1 ¾ carats
  • The ring is designed to resemble a stadium surrounding a football.
  • The blue gemstone was meaningfully chosen because the color represents confidence, power and integrity.
  • Each ring is customized to every Hall of Famer’s career.
  • The left side is engraved with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and enshrinement class.
  • The right side is engraved with an image of the enshrinee’s bust, position and years in the NFL.


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