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Saints Show Off New Super Bowl Rings

Apparently, a diamond encrusted fleur-de-lis is a Saints player’s best friend.

“It’s pretty incredible,” Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees said of his new championship ring, which team members received at a ceremony on Wednesday night. “In fact, I think it’s absolutely perfect because nothing was left out on that ring as far as the symbols of our season.”

The yellow-gold ring features a felur-de-lis—the symbol of both the team and New Orleans—made up of several dozen diamonds on top. There are 44 diamonds around the edges to commemorate the 44th Super Bowl, which New Orleans won over Indianapolis in Miami on Feb. 7. And there are also 16 diamonds—eight on each side of the fleur-de-lis—to symbolize the number of games the Saints won last season.

On one side of the ring is a carved image of the triple-spired St. Louis Cathedral, the Louisiana Superdome, a scene from the Saints’ championship parade and the first few musical notes of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

On the other side is the final score of the title game (Saints 31, Colts 17) along with the date and location of the first Super Bowl in which the now 44-year-old franchise played.

On the underside of the ring are inscriptions of team mottos from last season: Be Special; Finish Strong; and Smell Greatness.

“We found a way to become world champions. It was never about one person. It was never even just about our team,” Brees said. “It was about a city and a community and the way we were all able to band together. And this (ring) is, I guess, the fruit of our labor. We’ll always have those memories with us, but the ring is the tangible symbol that says it all.”

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