The tradition of the class ring began more than 170 years ago at West Point. The class of 1835 received the first class rings, a tradition that has become a popular one at high school and college campus across the United States.
The rings were based on seal or signet rings, jewelry the ancient Egyptians wore their entire lives and even after death. The belief was that the rings promised eternal life.
Today, a class ring is typically worn on the ring finger of the right ...