The history of class ring can be traced way back 174 yeas ago at West Point. The first class rings were received by the class of 1835. From that time on it has become a tradition and popular amongst high school and college campus in the United States.
The designs of the rings were just like those of ancient Egyptian seal or signet rings. There were no variations not just like class rings today. Now students are able to personalize and customize their ring.
Class ring is typically worn on the ring finger of the right hand. It symbolizes a student’s scholastic achievement and the spirit of the school institution from which he studied or gained a degree from.
The anatomy of the ring includes the name of the school engraved around the center stone. It also features the graduation year and symbols to denote membership in a fraternity, sorority or honor society.
ANATOMY OF A CLASS RING