The Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren’t the only big winners to take home dazzling championship rings to commemorate the Super Bowl LV matchup between the Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Music superstar The Weeknd—this year’s halftime musical act who performed a 14-minute medley of hit songs like “Starboy,” “The Hills,” and “Blinding Lights”—received his own custom championship ring to mark his unforgettable show.
Designed by Elliot Eliantte, an L.A.-based jeweler and owner of Eliantte & Co who recently made headlines for supplying the nearly 11 carat pink diamond stunner rapper Lil Uzi Vert had implanted into his face, The Weeknd was gifted a custom-made diamond Super Bowl ring complete with 16 carats of VVS diamonds.
The ring was a gift to The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, from Amir “Cash” Esmailian, the singer’s manager and co-founder of the record label XO. While the ring is not the official Super Bowl ring Tampa Bay’s players like quarterback Tom Brady will receive from the NFL, Eliantte’s attention to detail when crafting the bespoke ring rivals the real thing.
The words “World Champions” circle the head of the ring, while The Weeknd’s name is visible on both sides of the custom design atop a row of diamonds. Pepsi’s name and logo, a nod to the halftime show sponsor, decorate one side of the ring, while the other side includes the game’s final score, the Vince Lombardi championship trophy, and the year. The top of the ring features the letters “XO” and another depiction of the championship trophy, all covered in diamonds, of course.
Known for creating bespoke pieces for music royalty like Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, Eliantte was a natural choice to design the ring having collaborated with Cash on custom pieces for XO in the past. According to TMZ, Cash gifted the ring to The Weeknd on the singer’s 31st birthday on February 16, nine days after the Super Bowl.