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Old 08-22-2019, 10:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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I don’t have mine but I do have my father’s circa 1950. His means more than mine so that’s ok!
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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High school was not a fun time in my life. The last thing I wanted as a reminder was a class ring. Oh, and no yearbooks, either.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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None of my kids bought them, and Iíve never seen anyone ever wear their high school ring. In my opinion, itís just a racket.
I didn't get one..........parents said if you want it, you buy it so I didn't.

I'd guess they are less and less popular as I haven't noticed younger kids wearing them
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If you go to the Josten's website, you will see high school class rings are now $250 to $400. When I graduated from high school back in the mid-70s, I think they were around $90. I did not want one (and besides, that was more than a quarter's tuition at the in-state university).
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:15 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I wore my Senior class ring for exactly one year. My son absolutely refused one and said he would never wear it. He did have a varsity jacket though and that cost money. At least he got good use out of that one for a couple years!
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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Lost mine within three months of getting it.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: WI
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I know that Jostens came to my kids' school, because I saw the order forms shoved in the bottom of their backpacks, but my children were not interested (hence the shoving of the forms!) and said that it wasn't a "thing" to get a class ring.
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Old Yesterday, 08:50 PM
 
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$250 to $400? Whew. as in that's a relief.

I think mine back in '91 was around $200. I was expecting it to be much worse considering the price of gold has at least trebled since then.
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Old Today, 09:09 AM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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I, too, am surprised that class rings are still a *thing.*
At my school, Terryberry was the company that did them. I donít remember the cost, but my otherwise frugal parents shelled out for a ring for each of us kids.
Mine now resides in a drawer, two sizes too small and bent from going through the washing machine more than once
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Old Today, 10:36 AM
 
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The rep will come to the school, so you don't need to worry about the appropriate time - they know what it is.

Of note, I didn't get a school ring. Instead my parents bought me a lovely sapphire and diamond ring. I wore it for years until my teenage daughter started wearing it. We gave her a beautiful ring for her 16th birthday and she returned mine to me. I still wear it on my right hand and she wears hers (she is 22 now). I think we got our son a really nice watch instead of a ring. I don't know anyone who wears their class ring. My husband's is in a box somewhere.
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