The grandiose and gaudy Super Bowl championship rings made by Twin Cities-based Jostens are out in public view for the rest of the week in downtown Minneapolis.
Jostens has designed and created 33 of the 51 rings for the championship-winning teams. The rings are in the ground-floor rotunda of the Capella Tower, 6510 3rd Av, South until Monday when they will be moved to the plaza outside U.S. Bank Stadium for the festivities before the Minnesota Vikings' home opener.
There are, of course, no Vikings rings on display because the hometown team has never won a Lombardi Trophy. The Green Bay Packers, however, have multiple rings on display.
Jostens works closely with the winning teams to design the rings. For most recent winner, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wanted the biggest ring ever designed by Jostens.
When the Broncos won in 2016, the team sought a flatter, lower-profile design with the words, "This one's for Pat" are in raised letters on one side of the ring in owner of longtime owner Pat Bowlen who relinquished control of the team in 2014 because of complications from Alzheimer's.
The ring display went up Tuesday with just 152 days to go until Super Bowl 52 is played in Minneapolis. The exhibit is free.