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post #16 of 33
You shouldn't wear a big tacky ring if you went to a third-tier state school (and studied something like psychology).

And you especially shouldn't wear a class ring from high school - nothing worse than having a basketball hoop or a guy in wrestling spandex on the side of your ring.

If you're a graduate of the Ivy League - sure.
post #17 of 33
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I respect the total fugliness of it. It is hands down the most hideously tacky design ever, it is soo ugly that it becomes cool. Technical universities traditionally have very little eye for aesthethics so it is consistent with that.

It may be fugly but at least you know the guy wearing it is pretty damn smart. When it comes to college rings, I don't see anything wrong with wearing it a few years after you graduate. Anytime after that, wear it only if the school is publicly well known or at college reunions.
post #18 of 33
In theory, I have nothing against wearing class rings. In reality, every one I have seen has been in the most garish bad taste imaginable! I would much rather wear a diamond pinky ring, and that's saying something. Many of the class rings I have seen make that MIT one look like an exemplar of restrained good taste.
post #19 of 33
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What's that beaver doing?

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Originally Posted by lmaligaya View Post

It looks a bit like it's caddying. Perhaps for a Harvard grad.
post #20 of 33
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What's that beaver doing?


- B

Playing with wood.
post #21 of 33
In Canada when someone graduates with an engineering degree they're given whats known as the Iron Ring. Along with the ring there is a private ceremony where all graduating engineers recite a statement of ethics for young engineers. The Iron Ring represents the engineer's responsibility to society, it is not meant to be a fashion accessory and is relatively simple (it looks similiar to a wedding band and is worn on the pinky of your drawing hand). Many engineers in Canada wear the ring throughout there careers because of what it represents. The ring is then given when you retire.

I personnaly don't have problem with class rings but I find that most are really ugly and I wouldn't wear one.

I also have never heard of the "brass rat" and doubt it is as recognizable as the pope's ring.
post #22 of 33
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If you're a graduate of the Ivy League - sure.
No, I hear they avoid rings as too conspicuous to the hoi polloi. They instead do the secret Ivy League handshake that they're taught at commencement when they get their diplomas. I've said too much -- teh Skulls are out to get me!

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In Canada when someone graduates with an engineering degree they're given whats known as the Iron Ring.
Sounds like something ed's dates might wear.
post #23 of 33
I'm not a fan of jewelry, except watches and wedding rings.
post #24 of 33
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I'm not a fan of jewelry, except watches and wedding rings.

That leads me to ask how many rings polygamists wear?

Anyone know? RJ?


- B
post #25 of 33
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Playing with wood.

I crown this the best response.

- B
post #26 of 33
In Texas, if you graduated from UT Austin, Texas A&M, or Texas Tech, it's normal to see school rings. Texas A&M is really big on the school ring while Texas Tech and UT are still big but not all crazy about it like A&M.

I'm not too sure about UT Austin but I know Texas A&M and Texas Tech don't do class rings. They do school rings so every year the design is the same. I wear my ring and it's usually a good conversation starter.

Somebody may have to correct me about A&M not having class rings but I know Tech doesn't show the year you graduate on the ring.
post #27 of 33
Sorry Lawrence, but I can't say I find that brass rat very recognizable at all.
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by lmaligaya View Post
I am from MIT, and legend has it that the MIT "Brass Rat" is one of the most recognizable rings in the world, up there with a pro sports championship rings, armed forces rings, and the pope's ring.

Is this a joke?
post #29 of 33
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Is this a joke?

Is that a MIT tourist souvenirs ? I can recognize a Gucci GG ring much better.
post #30 of 33
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Is this a joke?

Not among nerds.


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