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Is a college class ring worth the money?

I'm *finally* graduating with my B.S. Family members have offered to by my class ring, which is appreciated - they know how much I have wanted one. It's just that we're talking $500-900! A hell of a lot of money. I don't want to regret it later, and it would be such a symbol of hard work - 10 years and 2 kids later - that I really do want it. Just wondering if others out there have opinions of this. Thanks for all feedback!

Tue. Mar 25, 7:05pm

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after a couple years you pry wouldnt wear it, and if it was from jostens it pry wouldnt be worth what they paid for it

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 7:30 PM

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You can always think it over and order later. If you go to any college ring website, they will let you choose years to go on the ring that are several years before and several years after what would be considered "current."
I can tell you that I chose not to have one. However, I must congratulate you on finishing after facing so many challenges. Good for you!
You should think about it, and the previous poster is right- most places tend to be overpriced. What I plan on doing when I finish my other degree is to get a "right-hand" diamond, so I'm starting to save now. :)
You can also get a pretty locket or pendant inscribed with something to commermorate your accomplishment. Or spend a couple hundred getting your diploma super beautifully framed and spend another couple hundred pampering yourself at a spa.
Good luck, and congrats again!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 7:48 PM

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It sounds like you really want it, so let your family members have the honor of getting it for you. Will you regret it? Who knows. My guess is you'll love it for awhile, but it's not something you'll wear into adulthood. Doesn't mean you won't still love having it tucked away somewhere and enjoy for sentimental reasons.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 11:14 PM

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I say let them get it for you. You would like it and they want to do it for you to congradulate your accomplishment. Yeah, maybe in a few years you won't wear it anymore, but it can be passed on to a child later on when they are in high school and getting ready for college. Kind of a motivator and sign of hope to help keep them going. I have mine, and I plan on giving it to my kids due to me being the first to graduate college in my family. I don't wear it anymore because I am married and have a more important ring to wear, but I do cherish my class ring.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 1:34 AM

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Forget the ring!
Tell your family you will put that money aside to help your kids go to college.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 7:49 AM

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