The Number One Jewelry Store in America and the Official Jewelry Store of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

There are three physical icons that represent an individual’s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Each Hall of Famer receives their Hall of Fame Gold Jacket on the eve of the Enshrinement in Canton each summer. The bronze bust is unveiled during the Enshrinement ceremony held inside Pro Football Hall of Fame Field which is then placed permanently on display inside the Hall of Fame.

The third symbol, the Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence, created by Kay® Jewelers (@KayJewelers), is presented to the Hall of Famer during a special presentation at his team’s stadium. In addition to presenting the ring to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015 Class, Kay will also present the Ring of Excellence to all Hall of Famers.



Kay® Jewelers, the number one jewelry store in America and the Official Jewelry Store of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is proud to present the Ring of Excellence for the Class of 2015 along with select Hall of Famers.

The Ring of Excellence is set in 14K gold with a total diamond weight of 1 ¾ carats. However it is much more than a beautiful piece of jewelry. Intricate details on the ring reflect the special significance of enshrinement.

The outer diamonds create a “stadium” effect surrounding the football-shaped diamond center.

The vibrant blue gemstone was selected both for appearance and meaning, as blue is often associated with confidence, power and integrity – all traits of these incredible athletes.

Each ring is also customized to reflect each Enshrinee’s unique career.

A likeness of the Enshrinee’s bust, along with his position and years in the NFL appear on one side while his name, the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and his enshrinement class is included on the other.

Additionally, a special arbormark (or engraving) appears on the inside of each ring. 

Class of 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame and Gold Jackets Ring of Excellence Presentations

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Kay® Jewelers are committed to honoring the Heroes of the Game. These efforts are being extended this season, as 43 Hall of Famers will join the Class of 2015 to receive their Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence. Here is the schedule of Ring of Excellence ceremonies taking place during the 2015 NFL Season.

Date Gold Jacket(s) Game Media
Sept. 14, 2015 (Kickoff Weekend) Charles Haley ('15) | *Other 49ers: Jimmy Johnson ('94), Ronnie Lott ('00), Jerry Rice ('10), Dave Wilcox ('00), Steve Young ('05) 49ers vs. Vikings Recap
Sept. 20, 2015 (Week 2) Bill Polian ('15) | *Other Bills: Joe DeLamielleure ('03), Jim Kelly ('02), Marv Levy ('01),Billy Shaw ('99), Bruce Smith ('09), Thurman Thomas ('07) Bills vs. Patriots Recap
Sept. 27, 2015 (Week 3) Mick Tingelhoff ('15) Vikings vs. Chargers -
Sept. 28, 2015 (Week 3) Packers HOFers: Herb Adderley ('80), Willie Davis ('81), James Lofton ('03), Bart Starr ('77), Jim Taylor ('76), Willie Wood ('89) Packers vs. Chiefs -
Oct. 1, 2015 (Week 4) Jerome Bettis ('15) Steelers vs. Ravens -
Oct. 11, 2015 (Week 5) Colts HOFers: Raymond Berry ('73), Gino Marchetti ('72), Lenny Moore ('75) Ravens vs. Browns -
Oct. 17, 2015 (Week 6) Lions HOFers: Lem Barney ('92), Yale Lary ('79), Barry Sanders ('04), Joe Schmidt ('73) Special Lions alumni dinner -
Nov. 1, 2015 (Week 8) Charles Haley ('15) Cowboys vs. Seahawks -
Nov. 15, 2015 (Week 10) Ron Wolf ('15) Packers vs. Lions -
Nov. 15, 2015 (Week 10) Steelers HOFers: Mel Blount ('89), Terry Bradshaw ('89), Dermontti Dawson ('12), Joe Greene ('87), Jack Ham ('88), Franco Harris ('90), Jack Lambert ('90), Dan Rooney ('00), John Stallworth ('02), Rod Woodson ('09) Steelers vs. Browns -
Nov. 29, 2015 (Week 12) Will Shields ('15) | *Other Chiefs: Willie Lanier ('86), Jan Stenerud ('91) Chiefs vs. Bills -
Dec. 6, 2015 (Week 13) Tim Brown ('15) | *Other Raiders: Marcus Allen ('03), Fred Biletnikoff ('88), Willie Brown ('84), Dave Casper ('02), Ted Hendricks ('90), Howie Long ('00), Jim Otto ('80) Raiders vs. Chiefs -
*Indicates other members of the franchise will receieve their HOF Ring of Excellence during that weekend. () year of Enshrinement. Bold indicates Class of '15 Enshrinee

Evolution of the Hall of Fame Ring
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