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Do I buy a class ring?

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Serendipite Fri 13-Jul-18 02:29:12

Posting here for traffic.

I'm graduating from a prestigious uni (my masters degree) at the end of this month, and I am wondering if I should get a class ring. It costs £200, and it's celestrium (stainless steel).

It'll probably be my last graduation ever, and I have graduated previously from other universities. I've never bought a class/graduation ring previously. But I can say that this graduation is the closest to my heart. I've n

I am not a jewellery person, so it will basically be a memento, probably not something I will wear often.

Do it? Don't do it?

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 13-Jul-18 02:34:35

Is it something that most of the class will buy?

I can see wanting a memento, but I would have thought it would be better to get one that you would find more use or pleasure from.

GinaCarbonara Fri 13-Jul-18 02:39:54

Can you easily afford it? If not, why not

GinaCarbonara Fri 13-Jul-18 02:40:11


If so, why not

Serendipite Fri 13-Jul-18 02:45:47

Yeah, I can afford it. But it's more of I'm thinking of buying it in case I regret not getting one someday. And since this is going to be my last graduation most probably. But not because I really want it.

GinIsIn Fri 13-Jul-18 03:12:57

Then no don’t buy it! Spend £200 on something you really want and will enjoy, and then you can remember graduating whenever you use it!

Monty27 Fri 13-Jul-18 03:15:06

If you don't really want it then why are you thinking of doing it? confused

Aquamarine1029 Fri 13-Jul-18 03:20:25

If you won't wear it, it's just a useless trinket. Take that money and buy yourself something special that you'll actually enjoy. Congratulations!

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 13-Jul-18 03:41:56

Why not use the £200 to buy yourself another piece of jewellery to mark your graduation, one that you like and would wear. Maybe with a stone in the university’s colour?

Candyflip Fri 13-Jul-18 03:44:38

Is this in the U.K.? I have never heard of this there.

Serendipite Fri 13-Jul-18 03:47:41

If you don't really want it then why are you thinking of doing it? confused

I'm confused too - who said I don't want it?

Serendipite Fri 13-Jul-18 03:48:26

My reason for wanting to buy is more of I'm worried I might not regret getting one, as opposed to me wanting to wear it all the time.

And no, not in the UK.

Candyflip Fri 13-Jul-18 03:49:24

Is it the US? Which university?

Serendipite Fri 13-Jul-18 03:57:51

Is it the US? Which university?

No. Australia.

Candyflip Fri 13-Jul-18 04:03:44

They are mass produced shit in the US, and I would imagine if it is made from stainless steel the quality there is also quite shit. They are always pretty ugly as well. I think the idea from a pp to buy special jewellery to commemorate it yourself is a better idea. Something you would wear all the time to remind yourself how well you did.

ICJump Fri 13-Jul-18 04:09:36

I don’t know anyone in Australia that has a class ring and I know several masters and a PhDs

ICJump Fri 13-Jul-18 04:10:16

But if it would make you happy do it. Masters is a huge achievement and you should celebrate yourself

Serendipite Fri 13-Jul-18 04:10:56

I don’t know anyone in Australia that has a class ring and I know several masters and a PhDs

It's my first time to graduate in an Australian university. I have no idea whether it's common here or not, but it's an option in the graduation package.

TheQueef Fri 13-Jul-18 04:18:57

If you can spare the money buy it.
You will regret not buying it but if you buy it and Chuck it in a draw it's only money wasted.

Go for it, you earned it.
Congratulations flowers

RedDwarves Fri 13-Jul-18 04:39:16

Yep, never heard of class rings in Australia and I'm educated to Ph.D level.

I'm intrigued. I thought they were American.

Basically, though, if you don't want it, don't buy it.

HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 13-Jul-18 05:13:16

Sounds like mass produced tat. Fairly sure you're life won't be enhanced by having it.

Bitlost Fri 13-Jul-18 05:19:42

No. Simply no. Take aclass photo on your phone.

longwayoff Fri 13-Jul-18 05:28:31

How many degrees do u need to recognise atotal rip off when u see it? No. Ridiculous. spend your money on something more worthwhile.

cariadlet Fri 13-Jul-18 05:33:32

I've never heard of class rings, but it just sounds like a money making scheme. Surely the best mementos will be your degree certificate and photographs of you with friends from the course.

Grasslands Fri 13-Jul-18 05:38:21

my hubby is an engineer and wears his engineering ring faithfully and i have mine from my nursing school that i've worn every day since i graduated from my program.
get it and wear it with pride.

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