Metairie, LA – The Super Bowl XLIV Champion New Orleans Saints were presented their official Championship Rings at a private ceremony for the team's ownership, players, coaches and administrative staff members on June 16, 2010 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints Championship Rings, which were custom designed and produced by Tiffany & Co., are being presented in honor of the team's first ever Super Bowl victory, which occurred on February 7, 2010 in the team's 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in South Florida's Sun Life Stadium.
The Tiffany & Co. championship rings, presented in Tiffany Blue boxes, are handcrafted in yellow gold featuring the New Orleans Saints Fleur-de-Lis logo set with round diamonds. "World Champions" is bezel set with eight diamonds on the top of the ring.
In addition to the Saints' iconic Fleur-de-Lis, several other notable features of the rings include the personalization of each ring, the images of two New Orleans landmarks, The St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square and the Louisiana Superdome, as well as the final score of Super Bowl XLIV (Saints 31-Colts 17), the NFL shield and the first few notes of the song "When The Saints Come Marching In." An image of the Saints' historic Super Bowl parade celebration through New Orleans is also displayed on the rings.
"We feel that the entirety of the greatness of the moments surrounding the Saints' Super Bowl XLIV victory have been captured in the design of the Super Bowl rings," said Saints' Owner Tom Benson. "The intent all along was to commemorate the uniqueness of New Orleans and what the Super Bowl Championship meant to this town and region, as well as the recognition due to the outstanding jobs of the coaches, players and staff that all played a role in our championship season."
"Winning Super Bowl XLIV was the culmination of dreams, diligent preparation and labor, as well as the unification of a team that aspired to greatness," said Owner/Executive Vice President Rita Benson LeBlanc. "The unique design of the Super Bowl rings will have a proud place in the rich history of the National Football League's pantheon of Super Bowl rings."