Post # 1
I got my undergrad at the University of Houston, where it’s not very popular to get a college ring. I got mine in silver so that it could go with my everyday jewelry. I wear my class ring pretty much every day, and am just wondering.. Where did all of you go to college, and was it a big deal to you to get a class ring? Do you still even wear it?
ps- I would loooove to get a Master’s at A&M and be able to call myself an Aggie. My question to the Aggie brides/bride-to-be’s is, did you choose an engagement/wedding ring to match your class ring?
Post # 3
I went to the University of Ottawa (in Canada) and I wear my school ring on my right hand every day. My mom got it for me as a grad gift.
Post # 4
I voted “didn’t buy one” but in all honesty, I wasn’t aware these existed for college – is it a regional thing?
Post # 5
I wear mine on my right pinky. Graduated from a University in Nova Scotia Canada, in May…so I wear it all of the time now, although that might change in the future.
Post # 6
I didn’t get one but I felt like a minority. FH went to The Citadel and they take getting their rings pretty seriously. He never takes his off, even for sleep/showers. Its a giant gold ring so we took it into consideration when we picked out his wedding band. Mine is white gold so we went with two-tone so that ours would somewhat blend and still match his class ring.
Post # 7
I have my old diamond ring that I used to wear on my left hand that I got in grad school and my college ring–those now compete for time on my right hand (I rarely wear them both). My left hand is only for wedding rings. 🙂
Funny thing, this means that I am always wearing at least two colors of gold, sometimes three!
e ring: rose gold with platinum sides
diamond ring: white gold
class ring: yellow gold
Post # 8
Bachelors degree at William and Mary in VA, Masters degree from George Washington University, some post grad work at University of VA
Never got my class ring. Don’t really like them. None of my friends from college got them either.
Post # 9
I went to Texas Tech & most females I know do not still wear their class rings; but boys are a different story. ESP boys that went to A&M, they ALWAYS wear their rings.
But, even the A&M girls I know, don’t wear their class rings years after graduation..but I really think its just a pesonal opinion/ personal style.
Post # 10
Actually I can’t get any of my college rings off so I am stuck with them!
Post # 11
Darling Husband and I both went to Georgia Tech and neither of us got class rings. I know some people who did though so it certainly wasn’t uncommon. Personally, I find it a little odd to see people wearing class rings more than a few years past graduation so I didn’t want to spend all that money on something I would only wear for a couple of years and then never put on again.
ETA: I didn’t get a high school class ring either for the exact same reason.
Post # 12
Oh oops I didn’t even get one for college. I misread the post and thought it was for high school. I don’t wear my high school one much (even though I got one that doesn’t look like a traditional class ring).
Post # 13
I went to Wheaton College in Massachusetts for undergrad and I’m going to FSU for law school. Didn’t/not getting a class ring. I know very few people who got them.
Post # 14
I’m an Aggie. I hardly wear my ring but my Fiance does all the time. I wear it when I go to interviews and when I am out in college station, but otherwise it sits at home. Never liked how big it was and have never liked wearing rings on my right hand at all.
Post # 15
I also meant to say, I only got one because it was such a huge tradition at A&M, otherwise I wouldn’t. I didn’t want to look back 10 years from now and regret not getting it. I will never regret getting it either.
Post # 16
@ddw: I dunno if it’s a regional thing, it’s definitely a popular thing in Texas. A few people have talked about it on here that are from canada though!
@AnnieAAA: All my friends who have already graduated from A&M are guys..and they NEVER take their ring off either! Maybe it’s a guy thing..
@Boston Bee: Maybe it’s a southern thing?
@pinkstardustdesigns: I’m just impressed with all of your accomplishments so I had to comment!