The Class Ring is one of the most important and sentimental ring that a person can wear. These designed rings has a great value for those who graduate from High School or College.
The tradition of Class rings have become very popular among Americans and Canadians throughout the past decades. They are made and given to celebrate one's graduation.
The designs are personalized, and usually based on the activities attended while the student was at school.
This tradition started back in 1835 with students at the United States Military Academy at West Point, celebrating over 180 years of tradition. Their primary goal was to visually wear something that represented the unity of the group. One of the students gave the idea of wearing a ring with a similar design. It became a tradition to all graduating classes from West Point, and soon in all major universities and high schools.
As years passed by, some schools and universities gave the alternative to customize their rings, instead of having a uniform design and shape. They would still keep the the emblem or logo of the school, but now the students could have their names printed on the ring as one of the options to identify the owner of the ring.
Gold diamond rings are by far the most popular ones. However Class Rings can now be ordered in different metals as Silver and Platinum. The idea of using different materials and shades, is because of price and also to be able to highlight names and design. Platinum class rings are considered a higher-end choice.
Each school would use the same color of stone for all students. The student would choose the cut and the size of the stone. Males and females would use a similar, but yet different style of class rings.
The history of the ring also carries some traditions with it. A class ring is usually worn on the ring finger of the right hand. This counters the common tradition of wearing wedding rings on the left ring finger. It is also customary that the insignia on the ring should face inward towards the wearer while he or she is enrolled in school. After graduation, the ring can be worn with its insignia facing outwards. The rings of famous institutions are much cherished and are even handed over as heirloom.
If you are unsure whether you can part with your ring, you can opt for a pawn loan instead of an outright sale. Simply take your ring to one of our pawn shops in Utah and get an all-cash loan for 30-60 days. After the loan period is over, you can decide whether to keep the money and forget about the ring, or return the money (with interest) and get back your ring.
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