The Philadelphia Eagles may not have gotten the chance to go to the White House to be honored as Super Bowl champions, but the team put together an event Thursday night to hand out championship rings to players from last year’s team. Every championship ring these days manages to pack in as many diamonds as possible while paying tribute to the story of the season, and these rings are no exception.

Not only do the Super Bowl rings for the Eagles make special note of the Philly Special and the franchise’s all-time NFL titles, but the rings even honor the underdog masks that became a part of the team’s postseason mentality.

First, have a look at the rings from the top and the sides. The top shows a Lombardi Trophy with the Eagles logo on top of it, surrounded by green sapphires. One side holds the player’s name and uniform number (Nick Foles has his Super Bowl MVP performance recognized on his ring), and the other side shows the Super Bowl logo and the final score, a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots.

In all, the ring is 10k white gold with includes 219 diamonds  17 green sapphires. The logo includes 52 diamonds for winning Super Bowl 52. The trophy includes 16 diamonds, one for each of the wins by the Eagles last season. The top of the Lombardi Trophy has three diamonds, one for each postseason win. A total of 127 diamonds are found along the outer part of the ring in honor of the Philly Special: if you add up the uniform numbers of each player that touched the football (Nick Foles, Corey Clement, and Trey Burton) during the Philly Special (a touchdown pass to Nick Foles), it equals 127.

But the best part of all, perhaps, may be the inscription on the inside of the ring, which includes a picture of a dog mask like the ones worn by players and fans during the postseason run.

This video breaks down the finer details of the ring described above, with some more context about the symbolism found on the ring.

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