Leutner Class Ring

Cadets at West Point started the tradition of wearing gold class rings in 1835, and over time, high school students also began to purchase the commemorative jewelry. This class ring, made in 1961, is embossed with "Milford Mill High School" around the oval, faceted green stone. The ring is wide at the top of the finger and tapers down to a narrow band around the bottom. On one tapered side, perpendicular to the top of the ring, is an embossing of an old mill. The other side is embossed with a crest that has double ribbed edges bordering the top and sides and a single ribbed edge on the bottom. Engraved on the inside of the ring is information about the metal content and the manufacturer on one side, and the initials "CEL" on the other.
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Accessories Worn on the Body
date made
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
spinel? (overall material)
height, top to bottom: 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm
width, side to side: 3/4 in; 1.905 cm
width, across top: 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm
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Cultures & Communities
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Carol Leutner
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