Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI chose two designs for his papal ring before the Inaguration Mass in 2005?
Here are the rings from the designer himself, Claudio Franchi
It's a no brainer why the Pope chose the present ring. Look at the other one! I know Piero Marini would like THAT one!
See the photo of the ring in the box during the Papal Inauguration.
Now here are close ups of the Papal Ring
To read more about the interesting trivia about the 2 rings, click here.