The Kansas City Chiefs received their spectacular Super Bowl rings in a special ceremony on September 1, but did you know that on the same day MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes got his ring, he gave one, as well?
The romantic 24-year-old popped the question to his high school sweetheart, Brittany Matthews, with an eye-popping radiant-cut diamond ring. Experts believe the center stone weighs between 8 and 10 carats and could be worth as much as $800,000, depending on the diamond's quality.
The stone is secured with yellow-gold prongs and sits atop a double diamond band. Radiant-cut diamonds are square or rectangular, but unlike an emerald-cut, which has stepped facets, the radiant-cut mimics the faceting of a round brilliant cut.
The surprise proposal took place in a luxury suite at Arrowhead Stadium. In photos posted to Mahomes' Instagram page, the couple is seen posing in a room decorated with candles, flowers and a marquee sign spelling out, "WILL YOU MARRY ME."
Earlier, on the field, each Chiefs player and coach received a personalized Super Bowl championship ring featuring 255 diamonds and 36 rubies.
Matthews wrote on Instagram, "On a day that was meant to celebrate you, you turned it into celebrating us. It’s always us, it’s always you & me, the words you looked into my eyes and said to me, will NEVER leave my mind! You made this day perfect, you took my entire breath away! I LOVE YOU @PatrickMahomes." She punctuated her post with a double-red-heart emoji.
Mahomes was excited to post a closeup of the ring on his Instagram Story. "Ring SZN," Mahomes wrote atop the snap. Of course, that translates to "Ring Season."
Another shot shows the bride-to-be smiling ear-to-ear and proudly holding out her newly adorned left hand to the camera as Mahomes kisses her cheek. The proposal took place one day after her 25th birthday.
Matthews and Mahomes have been dating since they were teenagers. They were prom dates in 2013.
Wrote Matthews on Instagram, "8 years ago, you played safety & I was a cheerleader in a small town called Whitehouse, TX. Oh how times have changed! Love you."
While Mahomes runs the offense for the Kansas City Chiefs, his new fiancée heads a company called Brittany Lynn Fitness. In early July, Mahomes signed the richest contract in sports history, a 10-year, $503 million deal.
No wedding date has been announced.
Credits: Images via Instagram/Patrick Mahomes.