(Closed) Class Rings?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

what did he say when he gave you it?

I can see him using that as a promise ring since you both are younger.

He might not be financially or emotionally ready for an engagement but wanted to give you something to let you know he plans to one day.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I understand promise rings b/c my Fi gave me one but a class ring seems high school-ish even though a lot of people see promise rings the same way.

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry I don’t know much about class rings; hardly anyone I know where I’m from gets them.  But maybe if you’re uncomfortable wearing it as a ring you could wear it on a necklace instead.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I can see why you might feel that way. But if it was a legitimately sincere gesture on his part then you should probably just accept happily. You don’t have to wear it (either on a finger or chain) if you don’t want to. 

When my Darling Husband gave me a “promise ring” in our senior year of college, it was a heart-shaped CZ ring he probably got in Walmart for $7, and it didn’t even fit. Honestly, it wasn’t my taste, and I was glad he hadn’t spent much money on it. But I was so glad he felt that way and wanted to show me how he felt. I wore it on a chain for a couple weeks, then put it in a jewelry box. I reciprocated by giving him my old high school ring (I hadn’t worn it for at least 2 years) which he still carries on his keychain. A year later, he gave me a pearl ring that I did wear a lot, on my right hand, until he proposed. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@April_Mae:  That’s really sweet.  I don’t know what I’d do.  It’s a nice sentiment.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

very sweet- I would think it is odd since you are out of school but it is the thought that counts…. it is from him, who cares what we think 😉

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It is a little strange since y’all are out of high school, but if I saw someone wearing one on a necklace I wouldn’t think twice about it. I think it’s really sweet:)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a promise ring. My boyfriend gave it to me in our first year of our relationship (we’re in our early twenties way out of high school). It means a lot to us and we see it as a symbol of our commitment to each other (a pre-marriage commitment) and a memento of our early relationship. I thought it was very sweet. We even chose our engagement ring to match it. 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wore my then BF’s high school ring on a chain in high school. I think it’s a sweet gesture!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  It is a sweet gesture! If it really makes you uncomfortable, you could always wear it underneath a shirt. You could say you’re keeping it even closer to your heart!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Wearing your boyfriend’s class ring was exciting in high school, but I don’t know anyone who kept wearing one (their own or their SO’s) after graduating. It strikes me as weird. But if he meant it as a sweet gesture, then by all means don’t discourage him.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel like that’s not appropriate past age 18. You’re adults….time for real jewelry!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I have always wanted to know what a class ring is. Ive seen them in movies. How does it work? We don’t have anything like that in New Zealand.

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