The term “class ring” is referred for a ring that a graduating student and alumni wears on their finger to commemorate their graduation, generally for a high school, college, or university. This wearing of this ring by a student and alumni is a symbol of their achievements that encourages them to face future challenges in their life. The achievements made during graduation, generally for a high school, college, or university student have great significance because here foundation is laid for the tough life ahead when someone enters in professional career.
Profile of class rings
The profile of class rings has changed in contemporary time as the rings have been customized, but traditional look and symbols are permanent features that make sense in creation of these rings, though additions can be with wide range of emblems, pictures, and words to the sides of the rings and even inside the center gem. The contemporary class rings are created in different material and style used in traditional rings.
The OU class ring
The University of Oklahoma also has ring tradition; the ring narrates people’s tale of place and opportunity. The ring has a unique design having its top encircled with a traditional border of university seal which represents alma mater of the student. This also reminds a student of the family of Oklahoma University and his or her valuable association with the family for certain number of years. The most prominent university symbol of the university, the interlocking OU, can be seen at the ring’s center. The use of precious metal such as gold in the ring reminds of OU education’s value for the student. Cherokee Gothic architectural style is displayed on the ring.
The wearing of OU class ring is meaningful for every student who wears it and reminds of successful journey from welcome to the University throughout the years spent there to find a gateway to successful future life.