What Finger Does a Class Ring Go On? (Ask Cladright)

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Class rings are an unmistakable piece of statement jewelry you will treasure for your whole life. It is a representation of a time in your life you treasured, as well as your accomplishments. You earned that ring and you should wear it proudly.

But, where and how can you make the best of your class ring as a style statement? Read on to learn more about how to wear your class ring.

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How do you wear a class ring?

Class rings are traditionally worn on the ring finger of your right hand. For men, the left hand is usually reserved for the marker of a different celebration you may have in your future, the wedding band, of course. 

One of the fun things about the class ring is that it also has some ceremony in how you wear it on your hand. While you are still in school, be it high school or college, you should wear the ring so the insignia is facing toward you (in other words, you can read the name of your school when looking down at your hand).

After graduation, you will turn that ring around to proudly show off your alumni status to others. 

Can I wear my class ring on my index finger?

You certainly can wear your class ring on your index finger if you wish. Your wear a ring on your index finger if you want to make sure it gets noticed. The index, or pointer finger, is used for gesturing which means whatever you wear on it will be oft noticed by others. 

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The index finger is also a larger finger than the more classic choice for a class ring, the ring finger. If you choose to wear it on your index finger, you may need to choose a wider design to make it proportional. Some things to think about when deciding which finger to get your ring sized for. 

What is the point of a class ring?

Class rings are markers and reminders of the accomplishment of graduating from high school or college. The distinctive design features a large colorful stone surrounded by engravings including the name of the school, the graduation year, and other insignia.

What you gain from your school years are things that last a lifetime. You want your ring to do the same which is why they are generally made from either gold, platinum, or sterling silver. 

Class rings are deeply personal. They can be customized to highlight your own achievements and signifiers, and a symbol of your membership to a group, the colored stone in the center representing your graduating class and school.

A special memento from a moment in your life, class rings can go on to become treasured family heirlooms passed down for generations. 

Wrapping Up

Whether you wear yours every day, pull it out for special occasions or when you are feeling sentimental for those good ol’ days, the class ring is a statement-making piece of jewelry.

There are traditions associated with this classic accessory regarding how it should properly be worn, and these aren’t bad guidelines to follow. Rules, however, much like your high school curfew, are made to be broken. You should feel empowered to design and wear your own class ring however you like. 

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