“All that is gold does not glitter / Not all those who wander are lost / The old that is strong does not wither / Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
The class ring seems to be one of those things that seniors get excited about, wear for a while, and then put away. Nonetheless, it’s a unique sort of keepsake. It tells a story about the wearer: their alma mater, perhaps their profession, sometimes a favorite quotation….and it signifies the achievement of a college education.
Do you have a class ring? Find it and take a good look at it. Maybe it will bring back some fond memories for you, or remind you of a graduation goal you still have to achieve. If you’re so inclined, go ahead and wear it today…. perhaps you’ll make a new connection with someone who notices and remarks about it.
Below are two examples of Rivier class rings from decades ago: