Class Ring

Type of Class Ring and If You Wear It?

  • High School - Yes

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • High School - No

    Votes: 33 84.6%
  • College/Undergrad - Yes

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • College/Undergrad - No

    Votes: 17 43.6%
  • Graduate - Yes

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Graduate - No

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • Professional - Yes

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Professional - No

    Votes: 9 23.1%

  • Total voters
    39

thatoneguy82

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Jul 23, 2008
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Lately, I've been noticing people's fingers and observed that a good portion wear their class ring. At least, what I'm assuming to be a class ring. Men's are more prominent than women's rings. I tucked away my class rings a couple years ago since I didn't want to wear any jewelry. Rings since I have a High School and a College one. Both are too big but the college fits well on my left middle finger, since I already have a band on my right ring finger. Not really sure how long it will last since it's loose and gets in the way at times.

Anyway, now I'm curious to see how many here also wear class ring. I believe there could be many types of class rings. High School, College/Undergrad, Grad, and Professional. Which are you?
 

Rodimus Prime

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Oct 9, 2006
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I wear my college rung every now and then. It is lose on my finger. If I dress up a lot or am going to a more professional environment I tend to wear it.
 

InvalidUserID

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Sep 7, 2008
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Palo Alto, CA
I have three rings: high school, college from bachelors and college from masters.

I wear none of them and they're in some shoebox with other similar items.
 

184550

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May 8, 2008
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I don't have a high school ring, an undergraduate ring and won't have a graduate ring.

I never really saw the point in getting one (or any). I'm not one for jewelry though; I wear a watch and that's it. I'll wear a wedding band if/ when I'm married.
 

malman89

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May 29, 2011
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Never got one from high school since I figured I'd never wear it - kind of wish I did though. And although I had the greatest time in college, I didn't get one for college either. In fact, I'd rather have my high school class ring than a college class ring.

Not big on jewelry - haven't even had a watch for almost 10 years.
 

avro707

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Dec 13, 2010
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We never had them back when I was at school. You got a nice certificate and a very important letter with your grades. Then it was off you went.

Even if we did get them, I wouldn't wear them.
 

Surely

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Oct 27, 2007
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Didn't buy one at any of those levels. The last ring I wore before my wedding band was the initial ring that I received as a gift at my Bar Mitzvah.
 

Hastings101

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Jun 22, 2010
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I got one my senior year of High School (parents made me get one). I don't even know where it is :p
 

eternlgladiator

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Jun 20, 2010
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I have a high school ring, never wear it. It just sits in a box with other similar "junk". I'm glad I got one but don't see the point in wearing it.
 

ace198

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Oct 8, 2007
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I didn't get a class ring for high school because it seems that anyone graduates nowadays. Not special at all.
 

andalusia

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Apr 10, 2009
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I have never heard of 'class rings'. Is it an American thing? A souvenir ring for finishing a certain stage of school is a strange idea.
 

Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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I never bought class rings.

In fact, I didn't attend my High School or College graduations. Also didn't attend my Doctoral Convocation.

Not much on ceremonies or school jewelry.

Didn't like school much (even though I went for about 100 years)...just send me my Diploma and leave me alone.:p:D
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I never got sucked into buying a class ring, either from high school or college.

From what I noticed, people in high school wore them for a few weeks, but once they got to college, it was put away. College folks did the same thing wear them until they got a job and put them away.
 

OutThere

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Dec 19, 2002
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Never bought either high school or college--I didn't anticipate ever wearing it and I had plenty of other things to do with the $300, as my parents weren't interested in buying it for me.
 

mtreys

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May 22, 2012
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Parents offered to buy my HS ring but I turned it down. Never wanted to waste money on one. After 6 years, I finally entered college and once I get my Aggie(TAMU) ring....well, there won't be any taking that thing off - ever.
 

Rodimus Prime

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Oct 9, 2006
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Never bought either high school or college--I didn't anticipate ever wearing it and I had plenty of other things to do with the $300, as my parents weren't interested in buying it for me.
Man $300 would be getting off cheap. My ring in 2007 was like $800 and the same ring now is like is over $1400.

The ring I view it as a personal thing. I got a ring from TTU and to me it represents the work and struggles I went threw to earn that degree and yes it was a lot of work and struggle for me so yeah the ring means a lot. I would of gone 10k but my mom told told me to get 14k and she was paying for it. Either way it really depends.
 

OutThere

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Dec 19, 2002
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Man $300 would be getting off cheap. My ring in 2007 was like $800 and the same ring now is like is over $1400.

The ring I view it as a personal thing. I got a ring from TTU and to me it represents the work and struggles I went threw to earn that degree and yes it was a lot of work and struggle for me so yeah the ring means a lot. I would of gone 10k but my mom told told me to get 14k and she was paying for it. Either way it really depends.
Looking at the site it looks like they started at $300ish for a silver version (I really don't care for gold jewelry) and ran up to $1800 with optional stones and high grade gold. Nobody I closely associate with wears a class ring with any regularity. Perhaps its a regional thing.
 

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