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A Look At The History And Tradition Of The “Class Ring”

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This week I was hit with another sign that I’m getting older and so are my children! This week at High School , Erin had to pick out her
‘Class Ring” … the Class of 2014 at Pinelands Regional High School. It feels like she was just in pre-school at the George J Mitchell School !
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It’s amazing how fast time goes by. I still find it hard to believe our baby-girl is halfway through high school! Ordering her ring this week definately made me feel the crunch of time ! As for the ring … I never ordered one when I was in school, but I kinda wished I had. Do you still have your “class ring” from high school or college ? I do still have my “Greeks” from college! MU ETA ZETA ” MHZ ” , but that tale is for another blog ! lol
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HISTORY:
Class rings began as a tradition at West Point Military Academy in 1835, when students started wearing them to show their unity and as a remembrance of the time they spent at the Academy.
TRADITION:
Traditionally, the wearer is supposed to wear the ring with the insignia facing her while she is still attending school. Upon graduation, however, the ring is supposed to be turned so the insignia faces outward.
SHAPE
Despite all the other choices, class rings are usually round, oval or square in shape, with men’s rings being larger than those designed for women.
SIGNIFICANCE

Students who purchase class rings often do so as a remembrance of their time in school. These rings are cherished by their owners and are often passed down as heirlooms.

 
 
 
 
ARE YOU CURRENTLY ORDERING ONE FOR A STUDENT IN YOUR HOME  ? DO YOU HAVE YOUR CLASS RING ? TELL US ABOUT IT  ( 732 ) 237-9626 OR LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW :^)   Or BETTER YET TAKE A PHOTO AND EMAIL IT TO US
 
 
 
 

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