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 2016 Class, 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 to receive their Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence. Here is the schedule of Ring of Excellence ceremonies taking place during the 2016 NFL Season.

Date Gold Jacket(s) Game Media
Sept. 18, 2016 (Week 2) Orlando Pace ('16) | *Other Rams: Eric Dickerson (99), Tom Mack (99), Jackie Slater (01), Jack Youngblood (01) Rams vs. Seahawks  
Oct. 2, 2016 (Week 4) Kevin Greene ('16) Steelers vs. Chiefs  
Oct. 16, 2016 (Week 6) Brett Favre ('16) Packers vs. Cowboys  
Oct. 31, 2016 (Week 8) Bears HOFers: Dick Butkus (79), Richard Dent (11), Dan Hampton (02), Gale Sayers (77), Mike Singletary (98) Bears vs. Vikings  
Nov. 13, 2016 (Week 10) Redskins HOFers: Chris Hanburger (11), Sam Huff (82), Darrell Green (08), Sonny Jurgensen (83), Bobby Mitchell (83), Art Monk (08), John Riggins (92), Charley Taylor (84) Redskins Alumni Weekend  
Nov. 20, 2016 (Week 11) Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. ('16) 49ers vs. Patriots  
Nov. 24, 2016 (Week 12) Tony Dungy ('16), Marvin Harrison ('16) Colts vs. Steelers  
Nov. 27, 2016 (Week 12) Houston HOFers: Elvin Bethea (03), Kenny Houston (86), Warren Moon (06), Mike Munchak (01), Earl Campbell (91) Texans vs. Chargers  
Dec. 1, 2016 (Week 13) Vikings HOFers: Chris Doleman (12), Carl Eller (04), Bud Grant (94), Paul Krause (98), Alan Page (88), Fran Tarkenton (86), Ron Yary (01) Vikings vs. Cowboys  
Jan. 1, 2017 (Week 17)

Dolphins HOFers: Nick Buoniconti (01), Larry Csonka (87), Bob Griese (90), Jim Langer (87), Larry Little (93), Dwight Stephenson (98)

Dolphins vs. Patriots  
TBD Eagles HOFers:  Tommy McDonald (98) TBD  
TBD Jets HOFers:  Curtis Martin (12), Don Maynard (87), Joe Namath (85) TBD  
*Indicates other members of the franchise will receieve their HOF Ring of Excellence during that weekend. () year of Enshrinement. Bold indicates Class of '16 Enshrinee

Evolution of the Hall of Fame Ring


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