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Old 10-01-2021, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Do Highschool kids still buy Class Rings?

My son's a Jr. and he and his mom were looking at ring designs and she was very excited about him getting his ring. He really doesn't care. He texted a couple of his buddies and they aren't planning on getting a ring. Mason(my son) say's he really doesn't see anybody wear them at school. These things are like $450. Anyway I told him times are different and if you don't care, then put the $$ toward college. His mother has been angry at me since. They have to order these things by next Tuesday. Just trying to get an idea if any of yall have kids, has the class ring fallen out of fashion. I think it should be his decision, but got to keep mama happy too.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:53 AM   #2
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My nephew a college senior was just ordering his ring…
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:54 AM   #3
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Grandson did not get one for HS and says not getting one for collage when graduates next year.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:54 AM   #4
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I never bought one. Spent the money it would have cost on a gun. And that was back in the day when high school rings were cool.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:55 AM   #5
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My dad was the same way. He told me that they would either buy me the ring or give me the money as a graduation gift. I told him that I'd take the money. My mom on the other hand thought that I should really get one. I graduated in 2000, so it was going to be a "special" year. I ended up getting one to make my mom happy. 7 years later someone broke into our house and the ring was stolen with all other jewelry.

Can't tell you if people are still getting them or not, but it wasn't a big deal to me 20 years ago. Too bulky.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:55 AM   #6
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Never was a thing when I was in Highschool. Couple kids ordered them but never wore them. My entire friend group didnt buy in either. I graudated highschool in 2014.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:57 AM   #7
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My girlfriend wore my ring, more than me . Where is that ring ?
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:59 AM   #8
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:59 AM   #9
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Both my rings sit in the box they came in, in a drawer of my dresser.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:59 AM   #10
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Had a jeweler turn mine in to a tie tack. Never wore it that much and seems to be less of a deal now. Seems like a waste of $...especially if the kiddo ain't in to it that much. Prolly something else out there that he'd like to put that money on.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:01 AM   #11
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Just seems like highschool is a pretty small step in the education process these days. What's that going to get you, a job at McDonalds.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:01 AM   #12
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My son didn't want a HS or college ring.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:03 AM   #13
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Looking back, HS rings are a waste. lol no clue where mine is and probably havent seen it since HS Graduation. I do however know exactly where my college ring is though.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:06 AM   #14
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Graduated in 88 didn't see any since in getting one. It's not like you are going to wear a Highschool ring for the rest of your life.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:06 AM   #15
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Just seems like highschool is a pretty small step in the education process these days. What's that going to get you, a job at McDonalds.
Lots of very successful people that I know never went or graduated college. Graduating high school can take you as far as you want to go if you’ve got what it takes.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:07 AM   #16
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I didnt order a HS ring in 2007 but got a college ring. Don't really see HS rings much anymore.

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Old 10-01-2021, 10:07 AM   #17
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Lots of very successful people that I know never went or graduated college. Graduating high school can take you as far as you want to go if you’ve got what it takes.
True
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:09 AM   #18
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c/o '98, and I didn't. Waste of money, as I don't like jewelry.

Go buy him a ".22" pistol.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:09 AM   #19
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I only wore mine my senior year in HS. I sold it a few years ago when gold was over 1600 an ounce.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:11 AM   #20
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He been showing a lot of interest in investing. I think it would be cool to open an ETRADE account or something and put $450 in it. Or new gun
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:14 AM   #21
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Both my daughters declined high school graduation rings and opted to receive the ring amount in their accounts. But, both purchased college graduation rings.

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Old 10-01-2021, 10:18 AM   #22
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Since the first ring I ever wore got hung on a railroad car and **** near cut my finger off I wear no rings, period.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:25 AM   #23
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HS ring = No. Honestly, is that a badge of honor? I have NEVER seen anyone wear one more than year after graduation.

I did not get a college ring and regret that. My wife and both boys did get college rings.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:27 AM   #24
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Son got both but only wears college ring. He wears it every day.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:29 AM   #25
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My girlfriend wore my ring, more than me . Where is that ring ?
Same, and mine ended up at the bottom of Lake Nocona when she got ****** at me one day!
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:31 AM   #26
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Graduated HS 2005. They weren't a big deal then. I never got one, and most of my friend that did wore it maybe once. But I also rarely wear my wedding band either, so I may be an outlier.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:33 AM   #27
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My daughter wants a belt buckle instead which will get worn long after she she puts that ring in a box somewhere and forgets about it. I don't think rings are a thing anymore. My wife didn't even want one when she graduated from college.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:33 AM   #28
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We bought one for our son, the only time he put it on was for his senior pictures
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:37 AM   #29
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Nope, I knew I was going to A&M so waited for that Aggie ring!
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:37 AM   #30
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My daughter ordered her hs right last week. It doesn't even look like a class ring doesn't have the school name or anything on it. I think its a Kendra Scott hs ring, she said it was the only option she may wear after school. It was like $100 or so.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:38 AM   #31
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2 oldest kids didn't get high school rings....they didn't care. Both got college rings. I didn't get a high school ring either (mainly because my parents couldn't afford one) but I did get a college ring....my grandparents bought it for me. My Grannie insisted since I was the first person in our family that anyone knows of that graduated a 4yr university. I very seldom wear it.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:38 AM   #32
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Have not seen my HS ring in years.
Aggies are keeping the ring tradition alive though, my daughter and her husband have them and it is amazing the recognition they get. (From other cult members)
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:39 AM   #33
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Nope, I didn’t want a reminder of the **** hole of a HS I just escaped, should have did a university ring though
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:39 AM   #34
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I lost mine in about a week, if the kid does not want one, put the money towards something that will help him out when he moves off to college.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:45 AM   #35
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I graduated in 99 and I wore mine during my senior year only. Good for memories, but now it just sits in the safe and I doubt I could get it on my finger even if I wanted to, LOL!

College rings seem to be the popular choice, but I had my original one stolen then the replacement one stolen a few years later. Figured after 2 stolen rings, someone was telling me I didn’t need it.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:52 AM   #36
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I had a HS and College ring. wore the HS one till I graduated. then my college ring for years but took it off for surgery years ago and have never put it back on
Aggies its a sign post but for others not sure anyone really cares.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:54 AM   #37
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I bought one, had it a week and some chick lost it in the water at Galveston when we were wrestling. Epic.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:54 AM   #38
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The only adults I have ever seen wear a school ring post graduation are Aggies, it’s their thing and a cool tradition but no other school’s alumni seem to care.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:55 AM   #39
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I graduated HS in 2001 and got a ring..... I wore it less than a dozen times and couldn't possibly tell you where it is now.

I just graduated college last month after going back to get my 4yr and did not get a ring. If I had graduated from A&M College Station instead of the Commerce campus I would have though.

My oldest daughter is a Junior in HS this year and has no desire to get one, said that she doesn't know any of the kids that are getting them.

She said I will be purchasing an Aggie ring for her in a few years though.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:57 AM   #40
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Mine cost $36. How much are they today?
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:08 AM   #41
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I graduated in 2004, my parents bought me one. My girlfriend wore it and I couldn't possibly tell you where it's at today.
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:10 AM   #42
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Put it towards a Lifetime Hunting/Fishing License, that will last them longer than the ring ever will
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:13 AM   #43
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Thats actually a brilliant idea!
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:15 AM   #44
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The only men wearing rings other than a wedding band are Aggies. :-).

I didn't even think about getting one for any graduation. I found them to be completely pointless in the '80s and even more so today. Talk to mom and simply explain he doesn't want one so why buy one? I wish I had sent out a note in my graduation announcements that stated, "Gifts not needed--particularly if they are Cross pen/pencil sets." Man, I loaded up on those things. I think my parents regifted them for years. Haaa.

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Old 10-01-2021, 11:18 AM   #45
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Mine graduated last year and didn't want one.
I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever worn mine. My girlfriend in HS wore it and when we split up I put it up. I still have it though.
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:19 AM   #46
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I havent seen any HS rings in a while. Seen a few College, but that's about it.
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:27 AM   #47
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H.S.?
Not unless he/ she really wants it for some reason.
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:28 AM   #48
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By the time they are a year out of HS they will never wear it again
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:28 AM   #49
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And have pride in something?! Hahahaah…
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:32 AM   #50
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Got rings for 2 state track championships, skipped the high school ring.
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