You wear it for about a month I'd say. He'll soon stop. Right after high school would be the appropriate time to ditch high school shit. Never really seen the point. Think letter jacket but smaller. We don't even have a yearbook. Plus they usually have revolting designs. See more ideas about class ring, college rings, rings. I wore it like twice. During the annual ring dance, the students' rings are turned around to face the world, as the graduates are ready for the next chapter in their lives. I decided not to get one, so that problem is solved. If it makes you feel good, what's the issue? It's more like "Dude... why are you still wearing that?" If you go back to the 80’s, you could maybe bank on 60-70% of a school getting a class ring and everyone wearing letterman jackets. Nope. Anytime there is a formal event like a wedding or dance etc, I wear my class ring. As is I tend to swap the university and secondary school ring as the mood strikes me. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The realization, which is not that hard to come to, was that in 6 months,  it will be utterly pointless. Never heard of this, but if its a pretty ring I'll keep wearing it! But seriously, nothing like that in the UK. Try 30 Days Of Giant Bomb Premium Absolutely Free! The most common tradition is we all write messages on each others shirts saying the rudimentary ''Good luck'' and ''I'll miss you'' ect. re: Teh Loner Runner. Never bought a high school ring, a yearbook, or those cheesy senior pictures. So basically however long you like wearing it. If I hadn't lost it I'd be wearing it today. Should've just gotten a cheap one with cubic zirconia or whatever. I recommend you write your father's school and ask. is it an actual ring you wear on your finger? I don't care if my highschool produced as many Nobel Prize winners as the nation of Spain. © 2020 GIANT BOMB, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Only girls wear rings. At the dance, students receive their class rings. High School Ring? I'm kinda in that situation right now. The tradition of class rings originated with the class of 1835 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.. How to wear. It's an obnoxious tradition, and I'm surprised people even consider giving an inordinate sum of money to an institution that will have very little bearing on the rest of your life once you've left it. A good buddy of mine is 26, and still wears his ring daily, and with an uncanny amount of pride. Oddly enough i remember the reason most guys i knew got them. During a trip to the Panhandle of Florida visiting my family for a bit of an immediate family reunion; my brother brought his best friend. Maybe he is holding out for a college class ring, if those exist, or to find true love and get married :) "This seems like the most logical answer. I live in Texas and the only people I ever see wear class rings are Texas A&M grads - and they wear them forever. Maybe he is just used to wearing it and feels weird without it. The index finger and thumb are surprisingly comfortable places to wear rings. It is customary to wear your ring facing yourself, at first. IDK why I got it, it is pretty nice looking but HS is dumb and I don't wear rings. Things like this happen to us all the time. Class Rings Aren’t Cool – Fair enough. In practice, most male grads wear their class rings on their left hand with a wedding ring under it. Then a funny thing happened. Though my real question is why do you care what your friend has on his fingers lol. There Is A Vinnyvania Shirt Available For Pre-Order Today! I’m still pretty pleased with myself for slogging through all that, so indeed I wear it. Never bought one. i actually think that the guy was there for one day for like an hour. its a big ring with your graduating year and two accomplishments or favored class etched as a design on either side. I never GOT a high school ring because of the aforementioned reason (i.e. What does a highschool ring represent? Too bad. Page 4 of 4 - Why don't people wear class rings anymore? When you have a superbowl ring you wear it proudly because you WON THE EFFIN SUPERBOWL!! When you should stop wearing it, you will no longer feel like wearing it. I know some people spend 400-500ish on the. I have my class ring, if you’d call it such. you buy it in your freshman(first of 4 years) year i think. Didn't feel enough attachment to my high school to buy mine. They are pretty tacky and scream "i miss high school", Yeah I figured so. Then about halfway through Sophomore year I stopped wearing it. Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online. Why waste the money on a ring when you could spend it on alcohol for the grad party. (BTW I think this may be why engineers have trouble picking up chicks, the chicks may mistake the Iron Ring for a … Why would you spend $1500 on a ring you weren't sure you'd want to wear? As for your second question: On the one hand, it’s natural to wish to wear a college ring if you go to a high-status school. 2. Great question to ask. Is that common thing? @Landon: I didn't buy a class ring, but I did wear a bracelet that reminded me of highschool for a long time. At this point, we are talking about 30% of the time, I am wearing this ring. Ring Finger. They wanted like 75 bucks for the dumb thing. They’re viewed as something expensive and unnecessary, essentially useless. High school class rings are only for high school. Cathy Greenseth, public relations director at McDonell Area Catholic Schools, still has her old class ring from high school, though she sees fewer students wearing them now. I didn't buy one, and anyone I knew who did buy them never wore them. Also, he hangs out with high school-aged kids. Truth be told, it's mostly like a challenge for how many signatures guys can get on the girls 'upper' area of the shirts. the girlfriends where usually big into wearing the guys ring on a chain. Mine was a beautiful ring. Now I’m starting to get the same feeling about my class ring, Edit: Thanks for the criticism and advice! Still not worth it. The "Complete Book of Etiquette" by Amy Vanderbilt indicates the following protocol for wearing of a class ring. Maybe I just like having a big ring for formal events. i said i'll find a better ring that i can wear from somewhere else. Wear larger gaudy rings on the index finger or thumb. Then I started wearing something else from highschool. do you get it after graduation? After graduating as an engineer. Wearing a ring on … To begin with, you should be wearing your college class ring on the ring finger of your right hand. Hell, I'm a dropout but I wear a sample class ring my gramps found at a garage sale cuz I think it looks cool. To wear any kind of signet ring with the insignia facing outward is highly pretentious; the point to wearing a class ring is not to "show off," but rather is to commemorate one's graduation. But, that's me. Just because some guy said wearing a class ring too long makes a person look like a douchebag, I took the ring that I loved off to be not labeled as a douchebag. I got married last year and I thought I would hate wearing a ring but now when I take it off my hand feel weird. It’s rather a “civil engineering ring”, which you’re allowed to buy if you’ve taken an M.Sc in the technical university I attended. 66.140.75.57 16:25, 28 July 2006 (UTC) Don't most people want to forget high school and not literally carry the memories around with them? Rings matter, and you better believe you need to understand the message you send to the world. Aug 3, 2019 - Explore Bruce Burt's board "Class Ring", followed by 2049 people on Pinterest. I understand the hype that adults, like my parents, have about their class rings. I didn't realize anyone would even consider wearing those things. Wear the ring for as long as you feel good wearing it. Are all class ring traditions the same? Which is pretty ironic considering high school was terrible. Maybe annoying the hell out of me isn't the right word. Anytime there is a formal event like a wedding or dance etc, I wear my class ring. wait, what even is a high school class ring? I got my school ring after I finished form 5 and wore it until I graduated from university and got that ring instead. Also yeah, I've always thought wearing a class ring is tacky as hell, so I never got one. On graduation day, after you switch the tassel on your graduation cap to the other side, you turn your ring around so that it is facing outward. So my question is, are you still wearing your high school ring? It's a momento of your high-school years---a historical tie to your old high school. i never got one. Be Confident. I quit wearing my letterman as soon as I graduated because I thought it was silly for an “adult” to wear. In a way, wearing a ring is analogous to wearing school, club and regimental ties. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the NoStupidQuestions community, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. You don't want to wear it on your left hand ring finger, because if you are married or engaged, that finger is already taken. The concept of the class ring is believed to have originated shortly before then, in 1835 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, making it an historically American tradition. Yeah dude it's tacky. But before going into the association of rings with personalities, let's begin with the 5 rules every man needs to know about wearing rings. Probably the biggest waste of 300 bucks ever. 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