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Old 03-23-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Do you have one? Does your son or daughter? Do you/he/she still wear it?
Was it worth the cost?

And does anybody know -- how does the Centennial Ring differ from the 'everyday' class ring? Is it merely that there's a 100 engraved on the inside? Are all of the rings a plain yellow or white gold ring embossed with an SMU buidling?

Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I didn't go to SMU but I do wear my college ring almost every day.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Rings of any kind are never worth the cost, in my opinion.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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I have NEVER even seen a SMU class ring. Didn't sven know they made them! As a point of reference, about half my family and friends are SMU grads.

It's certainly not a big deal like the Aggie ring or military academy rings.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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I think this is kind of a personal decision... ask whomever the wearer would be if they want one.

My opinion is they are relics from a bygone era. Does not make a good impression with me.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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^The wearer wants one. But the wearer is 20 years old. I would be the lucky purchaser. And they're expensive!

I kind of agree with you, coregis. Antiquated relics. And not good looking either. But the current SMU ring, which apparently is also called the Centennial ring (that's part of what I'm trying to figure out), is actually kind of attractive, imo. It's all gold. It's not one of those big, hunkie things with a 'gem' in the middle. It's more understated and kind of flattened on the top, with a 'stamp' of Dallas Hall pressed into it, and it's all one solid yellow or white gold color. It's actually not an unattractive ring, imo. It looks more like standard gold jewelry.

I just don't know if THAT'S that 'class ring' or only the 'Centennial ring' or if they look exactly alike from year to year, except for the fact that the Centennial ring has a '100' stamped inside of it.

I'll eventually call the school and find out more. But I wanted to hear others' opinions of their own (or their kids') class rings.

I also don't know if a 20 year old will still value it in 5-10-20-30 years from now...

I haven't seen my own class ring in decades. Don't know where it is. And don't care! (And it was a pretty elite school where rings were supposed to be a big deal.)
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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I still wear my SMU ring and my mother bought it for me when gold was very high about 30 years ago. Most of my friends got them and they still wear them. If you have never seen one, they usually have Dallas Hall on one side and a Mustang on the other. I like that the school motto, "Veritas Liberabit Vos" (Truth Shall Set You Free) is on there...

I recently saw a '55 grad wearing one...
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Recent SMU grad here: The class ring thing is a completely invented tradition. They brought them back a few years ago after not even having them for a long time. I didn't get one, none of my friends got one. I'd recommend you save your money for something else.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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I have one but only wore it when I was in my 20's and single. It's a signet design with Dallas Hall on the face, Peruna on the side. It shrunk over the years and I can't get on my finger any longer.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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Do you have one? Does your son or daughter? Do you/he/she still wear it?
Was it worth the cost?

And does anybody know -- how does the Centennial Ring differ from the 'everyday' class ring? Is it merely that there's a 100 engraved on the inside? Are all of the rings a plain yellow or white gold ring embossed with an SMU buidling?

Thanks!
My parents bought me mine as my graduation gift.

I can count on one hand how many times I've worn it in the 6 mos that I have had it.

My "centennial ring" or whatever they gave us just had a mustang with " SMU 100" engraved by it.
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