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Class Ring - Madison Test


We have several designs for the class ring, based on your school, house, and clubs! Choose your school below to explore ring designs.


You can also customize your metal (Celestrium, Argentinium, 10K, 14K or 18K in white, rose or yellow gold), as well as your finish (natural or antique). Additionally, you can engrave the inside of your ring with up to 18 characters, in script or block text.

Sample Images

Yellow-Gold Antique Finish Yellow-Gold Natural Finish


Your ring has both a band size and a face size. You can find your band size by getting measured at a local jeweler's, or by using Balfour's at-home sizing guide. If you're having difficulty wrapping the paper around your finger, try using a string and then measuring the string against the paper ruler!

The face sizes vary based on how you want your ring to look on your hand, but generally people will choose a face size so that the ring is about the width of their finger. The following table shows the average ring face size based on band size:

If you have any more question about sizing, please reach out to classring@hsa.net!



If you don't see your question below, please contact us at classring@hsa.net!

There's something wrong with my ring. What should I do?

Please contact Balfour at 800-225-3687. Resizings are free of charge. If the error is Balfour's (aka wrong size or shield), Balfour will remake your ring free of charge. If the error is the customer's, you will have to pay a remake fee.

When can I order my ring?

You can order your ring anytime as a junior or senior at the College or Extension School and as a student at one of the graduate schools: HSPH, HGSE, HLS, HBS.

If you are an HMS or HSDM student and would like to assist in designing a department ring, please contact us via email.

Can alumni order?

Yes, absolutely!

I would like to create a new ring design! Where do I get started?

1. Send a ring design to classring@hsa.net. A club/team/department logo is sufficient. (Note: You need at least three people from your club who are going to use the ring design in order to create a new design.)

2. Balfour creates a digitized ring design and sends it back (1 week)

3. Student organization approves the ring design (hopefully <1 week)

4. Ring design is created with three paid orders for rings (3 months)

5. Rings are created and sent out (6-8 weeks)

Can I choose a customized design for both the left and right sides?

Yes! The default option is your house shield on the left side and Johnston gate on the right side, but you can change these defaults. Please click here to see the different options available on both sides.

What are the differences between the different types of metals?

Celestrium is a jeweler’s stainless steel.
Argentium Premium Silver (93.5%) is whiter and brighter than Sterling silver (92.5%).  Argentium is 100% nickel-free, hypoallergenic and antibacterial. It is highly tarnish resistant.
10k, 14k, and 18k designates the amount of pure gold in each ring.  Gold rings are available in yellow, white and rose gold. 

What are your payment plans like?

We only accept debit and credit card payments. You can either choose to pay the full amount or pay in 3 month installments with the initial down payment being 1/3 of the full cost.

Which finger do people normally wear their ring on?

People generally wear the One Ring on their ring finger of their right hand. Some opt for their middle or pinky finger though.

When will I receive my ring?

You will have your ring mailed to you 6-8 weeks after you order it (with the exception of new ring designs - please see question #4). Juniors who order prior to the January ring sale will have their rings presented to them at the One Ring Ceremony during Junior Parents’ Weekend in the spring.

Can I get engravings on the inside?

Definitely! We offer a free engraving on the inside of the One Ring up to 18 characters including spaces. If you would like to have more characters, you can have a second line of engraving added for $5.

Do you have a warranty policy?

 Yes, all One Rings have Balfour’s limited lifetime guaranteed of free resizing, reshipping, and refinishing. If you lose your ring, we will even replace it (just pay the cost of the deductible and shipping/handling- this cost varies based on ring size, type, etc) for the next four years. Please keep your receipt. Please contact 800-225-3687 for instructions on how to redeem the policy.

What are the advantages of the different karats?

18k and 14k have a greater percentage of pure gold in them and are considered shinier and better quality metals. That being said, gold is a soft metal and a higher karat ring will be more likely to show wear and tear. However, Balfour has a lifetime guarantee for refinishing, etc.

Can I return a ring that I ordered?

According to our refund policy, rings are not eligible for return. If you have a degree or date change, those changes can be made at no additional cost. If you do not graduate for any reason, you can receive a refund.