The 2001 New England Patriots started the season 0-2, and it looked like a losing season. Then Drew Bledsoe was injured, 6th round draft pick and unknown Tom Brady stepped in to replace him, and the rest is history. Brady led the team to an 11-3 record the rest of the way, and led them to an upset victory in Super Bowl XXXVI for the Patriots first ever Super Bowl Championship. Presented is the Super Bowl Championship ring awarded to team staff member Shane Donaldson. The ring was produced by Jostens and is 14kt white gold. The ring contains 42 diamonds denoting the teams 42nd anniversary. The side of the bezel has a football shaped diamond on either side representing the two previous Super Bowls games in which they participated. The top of the ring, produced in brilliant platinum features a sculpted NFL trophy embellished with a large marquis shaped diamond and two tapered baguette diamonds. The name “Donaldson” are raised on the left side of the ring. The platinum Patriots helmet is positioned onto the American flag, along with “14-5” the season record. The right side of the ring contains the year 2001, a platinum NFL trophy with a marquis cut diamond. The Super Bowl XXXVI logo and the inscription “PTA 20-RAMS 17”, a sculpted image of former Foxboro stadium is above an inscription of USA. The total diamond weight of the ring is 2.61 carats. The ring is a size 10 and weighs 70 grams. Comes with original presentation box, a LOA from Shane Donaldson, as well as an appraisal from Richard Pongratz of Appraisal Services Inc.