When I graduated from high school, I got a generic class ring with my birthstone and some symbols on the sides that really meant very little to me. I put little to no thought into it and really only purchased one because of the pressure from my parents, who said I needed a keepsake (as if the tassels, pictures, diploma, and memories weren’t enough) and peer pressure.
Now, I am graduating college, and, after 5 years of painstaking hard work and long nights of writing, my feelings on keepsakes have changed. Late last night, while searching joyjewelers.com for class rings, I came across the perfect one in my price range and purchased it immediately. Needless to say, I put far more thought into this class ring than my high school one.