For those interested in VMI . . . The history of a Class Ring has a long tradition at VMI, including the term "Ring Figure": https://www.vmi.edu/archives/vmi-archives-faqs/class-rings-and-ring-figure/ Here are some links to some pics for the VMI Class of 2020 from Thursday 15 Nov 2018 and Friday 16 Nov 2018 . . . at VMI they get 2 rings -- a "Combat Ring" meant for everyday wear and not made from precious metal or with jewels presented at a Thursday dinner among the Class: http://vminews.tumblr.com/post/180172440981/combat-ring-supper-nov-16-2018the-class-of-2020 . . . and then their "formal" or "dress wear" rings are presented at a formal ceremony on Friday and then placed on their hand at a Ball Friday evening . . . that Ring is a 44 penny weight monstrosity . . . http://vminews.tumblr.com/post/180181352386/ring-presentation-ceremony-nov-16-2018members Congrats to the VMI Class of 2020 !!!