The whole thought of crafting a ring dedicated to service academies, colleges, and secondary schools have begun at West Point in 1835 which eventually got carried forward to Naval Academy in the 1870s and the batch of 1959 crafted its first navy class ring for the Air Force Academy.
In 2017 USNA and Jostens came together to fabricate the official ring for the class of 2017. The ring is a part of a limited edition and is a prized possession.
- Amethyst- Available in dark, medium and light purple colors. It represents dignity and aristocracy.
- Blue Topaz- Colors available are Sky, Swiss and dark blue. It symbolizes the sky and the sea. It’s very much affordable.
- Aquamarine- Ranges from light to moderate blue to dark bluish-green. Represents the sea and it pleases to those who cherish this rare blue gemstone.
- Black Star Sapphire- Varies from light to dark grey. It represents the Polaris and is a favorite amongst the students.
- Peridot- Appears pale to dark golden green. It represents the Sun.
- Green Tourmaline- Available in green and suits everyone’s taste.
- Emerald- It’s light to extremely dark greenish-blue. It’s the most prized green gemstone and available in small sizes in the US naval academy class ring.
- Citrine Topaz- Light yellow to golden brown. It symbolizes the Sun and is easily available.
- Ruby- Available in pale to dark orange to purplish-red. It has been the queen of the gemstone family and highly in demand.
- Opal- It’s in white and represents the wonders of the sky.
- Meteorite- Iron colored.
- Pink Tourmaline- It’s very affordable.
- Iolite- It’s color changes with its angle.
- Green Quartz- Its color confuses it with green amethyst.
- Tanzanite- Bluish-violet in color.
- Diamond- Genuineness guaranteed.
Apart from these, the USNA class ring can also be fitted with semi-precious stones.