Player, coach, commentator, for the past 50 years, http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/default.aspx?id=23500821″ target=”_blank”>John Madden had the opportunity to take on different roles involving the game of football. This year, Madden will have another title add on to his storied career the creator of the lasting sports theme video game franchise as Madden NFL celebrates it 20th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, game maker http://ea.com” target=”_blank”>Electronic Arts‘ http://easports.com” target=”_blank”>EA Sports division recently commissioned custom jeweler http://gabrieluristjewelry.com/” target=”_blank”>Gabriel Urist in designing 30 specially made football helmet pendants for the http://tampabaysuperbowl.com/” target=”_blank”>Super Bowl XLIII (43)
Urist devised several unique attributes to the pendants during the design process. To have the special pendant visible when juxtaposed against the massive body frame of professional football players, Urist made the pendant larger than usual, with each measured over 2.5-inch in diameter. To accentuated details on the helmet such as chin strap and rivet points of the facemask, different parts were created first than each hand molded into a complete helmet. The process also made each helmet uniquely different from one another. Composed from rare metal rhodium (as rare as platinum), hand polished, and comes in a hand crafted mahogany box.
http://gabrieluristjewelry.com/” target=”_blank”>> Gabriel Urist
http://easports.com” target=”_blank”>> EA Sports
http://easports.com/madden09/” target=”_blank”>> Madden NFL 2009
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