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Collegiate signet rings

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by merkur, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. maufic

    maufic Senior member

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    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.
     
  2. RJmanbearpig

    RJmanbearpig Senior member

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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!

    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.
     
  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I'm not a fan of jewelry, except watches and wedding rings.
     
  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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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?


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  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Playing with wood.

    I crown this the best response.

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  6. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    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.
     
  7. AgentQ

    AgentQ Senior member

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    Sorry Lawrence, but I can't say I find that brass rat very recognizable at all.
     
  8. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    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?
     
  9. danyllau

    danyllau Senior member

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    Is this a joke?

    Is that a MIT tourist souvenirs ? I can recognize a Gucci GG ring much better.
     
  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Is this a joke?

    Not among nerds.


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  11. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Not among nerds.


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    I've never seen that ring before in my life... and I'm pretty nerdy.
     
  12. manouche

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  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I've never seen that ring before in my life... and I'm pretty nerdy.

    Not nerdy enough.

    I have always thought the Vassar ring is nice:

    [​IMG]

    I can also live with simple signet rings with mirror image crests. I stopped wearing mine a few months after school, though.


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