Kay Jewelers Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence

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 Class of 2017, Kay will also presented 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 2017 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 2017 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 31 Hall of Famers will join the Class of 2017 to receive their Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence. Here is the schedule of Ring of Excellence ceremonies taking place during the 2017 NFL Season.

Date Gold Jacket(s) Game Media
Sept. 10, 2017 (Week 1) Kurt Warner ('17) Rams vs. Colts  
Sept. 17, 2017 (Week 2) LaDainian Tomlinson ('17) Chargers vs. Dolphins  
Oct. 1, 2017 (Week 4) Kurt Warner ('17) | Cardinals HOFers: Roger Wehrli (07), Aeneas Williams (14), Larry Wilson (78) Cardinals vs. 49ers  
Oct. 1, 2017 (Week 4) Kenny Easley ('17) | Seahawks HOFers: Cortez Kennedy (12), Walter Jones (14), Steve Largent (95) Seahawks vs. Colts  
Oct. 1, 2017 (Week 4) Jets HOFers: Curtis Martin (12), Don Maynard (87), Joe Namath (85) Jets vs. Jaguars  
Oct. 22, 2017 (Week 7) Patriots HOFers: John Hannah (91), Mike Haynes (97), Andre Tippett (08) Patriots vs. Falcons  
Nov. 19, 2017 (Week 11) Terrell Davis ('17) | Broncos HOFers: John Elway (04), Shannon Sharpe (11), Gary Zimmerman (08) Broncos vs. Bengals  
Nov. 19, 2017 (Week 11) Jerry Jones ('17) | Cowboys HOFers: Troy Aikman (06), Tony Dorsett (94), Michael Irvin (07), Mel Renfro (96), Deion Sanders (11), Emmitt Smith (10), Jackie Smith (94), Randy White (94), Rayfield Wright (06) Cowboys vs. Eagles  
Dec. 3, 2017 (Week 13) Jason Taylor ('17) Dolphins vs. Broncos  
Dec. 3, 2017 (Week 13) Chargers HOFers: Lance Alworth (78), Fred Dean (08), Dan Fouts (93), Charlie Joiner (96), Ron Mix (79), Kellen Winslow (95) Chargers vs. Browns  
Dec. 10, 2017 (Week 14)

Browns HOFers: Jim Brown (71), Leroy Kelly (94), Paul Warfield (83)

Browns vs. Packers  
Dec. 17, 2017 (Week 15) Morten Andersen ('17) | Saints HOFers: Rickey Jackson (10), Willie Roaf (12) Saints vs. Jets  
*Indicates other members of the franchise will receieve their HOF Ring of Excellence during that weekend. () year of Enshrinement. Bold indicates Class of '17 Enshrinee

Evolution of the Hall of Fame Ring


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