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USMA CLASS

RING Wear It With Pride!

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

2017 Class Ring Catalog


The United States Military Academy Class Letter Every year, the cadets of the fourth-class at the United States Military create singular image to symbolize Class Academy of 2017 Ringa and Crest Committee their values, their aspirations, and their legacy as cadets and Chairman – Dan Reape future Army officers. The class crest encapsulates the traditions of the Long Army,Gilbert and the United ClassGray OICLine, – Cptthe Chris States. The elements of the crest represent our commitment Class Advisor – LTC Stephen Stasevich and dedication in our goal to defend “your freedom and mine.”

Regiment Regimental Rep: Richie Smith of The class1st of 2017’s crest– is distinctive in both its reverence American determination and will and the mission it sets forth 1st Regiment – Company Reps for its graduates. The class year lies in silver at the bottom, MARGARET GOODE • ERIN COLBURN • ANDREA STEINKE opposite the initials of the Military Academy in gold at the top. ENGEL RICHIE SMITH JOSEPH These twoEZRA symbols are•flanked by the•cadet andANCHONDO Army officer IAN BETZEL WILLIAMand WHITE • MACYto MILLER sabers, representing our• loyalty vigilance serve and defend the Academy and the Army.

United States Military Academy Ring Ordering Information Class of 2017 Ring Ordering: Order Times & Dates: Monday 1 February 2016 through Thursday 4 February 2016 1000 Hours to 1800 Hours Daily

Location: Eisenhower Hall Ballroom

Regiment Regimental Rep:which Griffin Gerchman In the 2nd background lies–the American flag, stands as the symbol of our nation. The red and white stripes signify the spirit 2nd Regiment – Company Reps of unity in which our country was formed from the colonies. The ALEKSA DAVIS • CHRIS FOWLER • AARON ANDERSON multitude of stars in their blue field brightens the dark times JOHN BROWN • JAMESON WOJEWODKA • SARAH GALLOWAY we must assuredly enter into upon graduation. The history of GRIFFIN • CHRIS MONROE • JESSICA ZHU our country and GERCHMAN its great achievements, in both peace and wartime, serves as a constant reminder of our obligation to 3rd Regiment – Regimental Rep: Emmaassumed, Spell as fulfill the role West Point graduates have always defenders of all the free peoples of the world. 3rd Regiment – Company Reps

In the center stands the eagle, vigilant and fierce, LINDA ERICKSON • JOHN FORMICA • JOHNcradling DIAL the world in its wings. This symbolizes not global hegemony, JACKIE DEHAVEN • ANNA RAPP • GRACE DEMET but rather global commitment to all those in the world who GREICO • ERIN • EMMA SPELLThe seek to freePETER themselves from the SAVAGE shackles of tyranny. eagle’s eyes keep close watch over the world and its people,

4th Regiment – Regimental Rep: savannah baker 4th Regiment – Company Reps BENJAMIN AMASON • MADISON CRUM • PEARL BROOKS CAITLIN LANEVE • MAX MCKAY • DOMINIQUE BUTTS THOMAS PARKER • NICK BEAVERS • TALER BRAZELL


UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY American Flag symbolizing our USMA

nation.The stripes signify the spirit of

flanked by the cadet and Army officer sabers, representing our loyalty and vigilance to serve and defend the Academy and the Army.

from the colonies.The multitude of stars

unity in which our country was formed brightens the dark times we encounter upon graduation. Our country’s history and its great achievements, in peace and wartime, serves to remind us of the roles and obligations to which West Point graduates have risen in defense of free people in all nations.

The Eagle cradling the world in its wings.This symbolizes global commitment to all who seek freedom from the shackles of tyranny and never symbolizes global hegemony.The eagle’s eyes keep close watch over the world and its people, signifying our mission to defend Americans and all those seeking freedom.

Class Motto “For Your Freedom And Mine”. It is the culmination of our mission and future hope; to protect the liberties

2017 RING

of all peoples, especially our own.The new age of global commitment that our nation has embarked upon obligates us to keep this motto in our hearts

Congratulations Class of 2017!

and always remember our role as defenders of the

You have reached the point in your journey here at West Point where it is time to order will yourforever 2017 class ring. have free.This sentiment drive ourYou class, the survived Plebe year, conquered Camp Buckner, and taken on great physical, mental, and academic challenges. While much of 2017, to successfully defend work still remains there will also be times to celebrate. There will beclass a 500th Nightonward celebration, 100th Night and the the libertyOne of the American people andremember grant the for same countdown that follows, and ultimately graduation and commissioning. other event that you will a lifetime is Ring Weekend at the beginning of your First Class year. Class Year opposite the initials of the freedom to those who struggle to obtain it. Military Academy theseen top.“The Ring” for some time as the classes that preceded you donned theirs. Now it is your turn. You have heard aboutat and As excited as you are we are just as excited at Jostens to be a part of this great tradition. We will be working with all of you throughout your time here at West Point and after graduation. Our dedicated team is here to help you make your ring selection and ensure that it is a piece of jewelry that you will want to wear proudly for a lifetime. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, not only for your business, but for your service and commitment to our great nation. And last but not least………BEAT NAVY! Mike Sundgaard USMA 1985

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Basic Information Metal Quality 18K Yellow or White Gold

14K Yellow or White Gold

10K Yellow or White Gold

White Lustrium

Your ring is a valuable recognition of your accomplishments, and therefore the Academy designates 14K yellow gold in the official Academy specifications. 14K is also the jeweler’s standard in this country. For those cadets who desire more gold in their ring, 18K gold is available. For those wishing a more economical gold ring, 10K gold is available. Lustrium, a non-precious alloy made of nickel, chromium and beryllium is also available.

2017 USMA Pricing Information Styles and Quality RING STYLES

Large: official style for males

Medium:

Miniature:

The official ring is priced to include a buff top,

official style for females

alternate style for females

genuine black onyx, blue onyx, green onyx, sardonyx or any smooth or faceted synthetic birthstone, one line of engraving inside, and traditional medium or dark antique finish. All other stones and options are in addition to the basic ring prices are listed here:

Closed Back Rings 10K LARGE

MEDIUM

MINIATURE

14K

18K

Lustrium

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

Open Back Rings 10K LARGE

MEDIUM

MINIATURE

ADD $

14K

18K

Lustrium

$

$

$

$ N/A

$

$

$

$ N/A

$

$

$

$ N/A

FOR WHITE, GREEN OR ROSE GOLD.

IAW the 2017 Class Ring contract the gold prices quoted are based upon the estimated gold price at the time of the bid. The actual cost of your ring will be based upon the gold purchased within the week following the ordering of the class rings.

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Ring Settings & Stone Options The standard official ring includes your choice of a smooth or faceted synthetic birthstone, or black onyx stone, traditional antique finish, one line of engraving and a solid closed back.

Pave Tops The New Jostens Pave “Waterfall” top, where Gold Tops meet Cluster Tops. A gold top set with up to 80 diamonds or cubic zirconia’s that surround a center stone on top. Choose from our large selection of Gemstones or synthetic stones to top off your Pave setting.

Synthetic Birthstones These are man-made stones with the same molecular structure and properties as a genuine stone. They have a hardness factor on the Mohs scale of 7 or 8. Using this same scale,

Pave Top for Large Rings

window glass is a 3 and a diamond is a 10.

1/5 Ct center stone surrounded by 80 – ½ pt. stones

The options include India cut and sunburst stones.

Center Stone Surrounded by: Price

A full color chart of stones and stone options is

Synthetic Stone Diamonds Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia Synthetic Stone Cubic Zirconias

included in this brochure. Actual stones and

$ $ $

options will be on display when you order your ring.

Note: Genuine stones are also available in the center of the Pave Top. Please ask one of the Jostens representatives for pricing.

Synthetic Star Sapphire Next to the diamond this distinctive stone is the hardest and most chip resistant. The star sapphire displays a clear, sharp polaris.

Synthetic Star Sapphire Colors

Claret Red July

LARGE $

Cornflower Blue September

MEDIUM $

Pave Top for Medium Rings MINIATURE $

1/7 ct center stone surrounded by 52 – ½ pt. stones

Center Stone Surrounded by: Price Synthetic Stone Diamonds Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia Synthetic Stone Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $

Clus t e r S e t t in g s f o r L ar g e , Mediu m a n d M in ia t u re Rin g s cluster Settings with center stones The cluster tops are settings of a center synthetic birthstone, genuine stone or diamond, surrounded by smaller diamonds, rubies, sapphires or emeralds. Maximum

Pave Top for Small Rings

size for the center stone and the surrounding stones

1/10 ct center stone surrounded by 32 – ½ pt. stones

varies by ring style and type of stones. Samples of these

Center Stone Surrounded by: Price

options will be on display when you place your ring

Synthetic Stone Diamonds Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia Synthetic Stone Cubic Zirconias

order. See page 6 for sizes and pricing.

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$ $ $


Ring Settings & Stone Options Tube sets A diamond or genuine stone can be added to your smooth top birthstone by preparing the stone to receive a square tube set. Actual samples will be on display when you order your ring. Maximum sizes of stones that can be tube set into birthstones are as follows:

Square Tube Set

Large Ring Medium Ring Miniature Ring

1/2 carat 1/7 carat 1/20 carat

Gold Tops These beautiful and elegant gold tops are available in a variety of designs. The tops can be set with a solitaire diamond, a genuine stone, any synthetic birthstone or cubic zirconia stone to enhance the beauty of your ring. See the complete selection during the order session.

Eclipse

Goldstone Bright

Laurel

Rosette

Star

Maximum sizes of stones that can be set in gold tops above are as follows: Large Ring

1/2 carat

1 carat

Medium Ring

1/4 carat

3/4 carat

Miniature Ring

1/10 carat

1/3 carat

3/4 carat

1/3 carat

3/4 carat

1/4 carat

1/4 carat

1/4 carat

1/5 carat

1/10 carat

1/10 carat

Diamond Quality Clarity: Color: Ct. Size

1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5 1/7 1/10 1/20

VS2 H-I (JG-01)

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

SI2 I-J (JG-03)

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Cubic Zirconia

Genuine Ruby

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

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Genuine Blue Sapphire

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Genuine Emerald

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Birthstones

$ $ $ $ $ $ $


Additional Ring Options

Sculptured Palmside

WITH THIS ELEGANT TOUCH OF EXTRA CRAFTSMANSHIP, A TEXTURED

Genuine Stone Bezel Dividers

PATTERN IS ADDED BY HAND TO THE PALMSIDE OF YOUR RING. IN

To enhance the beauty of your stone, cluster top or white

ADDITION TO ENHANCING THE CUSTOM BEAUTY OF YOUR RING, THIS

gold top, we offer the option of setting diamonds or

FEATURE WILL CAMOUFLAGE NICKS AND SCRATCHES THAT RESULT

genuine stones in your ring bezel. Only full-cut genuine

FROM NORMAL WEAR AND WILL HELP TO RETAIN THE PALMSIDE

stones are used. Samples will be on display when you place

BEAUTY OF YOUR RING. THE ADDITIONAL COST FOR A SCULPTURED

your ring order. The cost for this option is:

PALMSIDE IS $ .

Style

Stone Pts

LARGE RING

MEDIUM RING

MINIATURE RING

Diamonds Sapphires Rubies

2-3 pts $ 2-2 pts $ 2-1 pts $

$ $ $

$ $ $

Emeralds Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $

$ $ $

Sculptured

Standard

Engraving Stone Divider

The amount of engraving in your ring is limited by the

Star Divider

space available. Your ring may have two lines of engraving. The following information is provided to help you determine the engraving you want inside your ring.

Ring Finish

JOSTENS OFFERS EACH CADET A CHOICE OF SATIN (NATURAL),

– Engraving your name on the first line is free. – A SECOND LINE OF OPTIONAL ENGRAVING IS TYPICALLY USED TO

MEDIUM OR DARK ANTIQUE FINISH. SAMPLES OF AVAILABLE FINISHES

WILL BE ON DISPLAY WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER. THE

INCLUDE A MOTTO OR PHRASE TO FURTHER PERSONALIZE YOUR

ADDITIONAL COST FOR SATIN FINISH IS $ .

RING. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF $ . THE LARGE RING CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 30 CHARACTERS PER LINE, THE

MEDIUM RING 20 CHARACTERS PER LINE AND THE MINIATURE RING

18 CHARACTERS PER LINE.

Satin

Medium Antique

Dark Antique Script

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Cluster Settings Jostens can upgrade your official ring with a variety of cluster settings. The following prices are applicable during the class ring ordering period. All diamonds listed are IK-I1 (JG-03) quality and all Star Sapphires are synthetic. Prices listed are for stone clusters only and must be added to base ring price.

Medium Ring Cluster Settings Cluster 8-2 pt stones (center stone 7 x 5 oval)

Center Stone

8-2 pt Stones

Price

Birthstone Birthstone Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia

Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Birthstones Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $ $ $ $

Cluster 10-1.5 pt stones (center stone 7 x 5 oval)

Large Ring Cluster Settings Cluster 8-4 pt Stones (center stone 8 x 6 oval)

Center Stone

8-4 pt Stones

Price

Birthstone Birthstone Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia

Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Birthstones Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $ $ $ $

Center Stone

10-1.5 pt Stones

Price

Birthstone Birthstone Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia

Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Birthstones Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $ $ $ $

Cluster 12-2pt stones (center stone 5 x 3 oval) Cluster 10-4 pt stones (center stone 8 x 6 oval)

Center Stone

10-4 pt Stones

Price

Birthstone Birthstone Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia

Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Birthstones Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $ $ $ $

Center Stone

12-2 pt Stones

Price

Birthstone Birthstone Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia

Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Birthstones Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $ $ $ $

Miniature Ring Cluster Settings Cluster 12-3 pt stones (center stone 7 x 5 oval)

Cluster 8-1pt stones (Center stone 5 x 3 oval)

Center Stone

Price

Center Stone

8-1 pt Stones

Price

$ $ $ $ $ $

Birthstone Birthstone Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia

Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Birthstones Cubic Zirconias

$ $ $ $ $ $

Birthstone Birthstone Star Sapphire Star Sapphire Cubic Zirconia Cubic Zirconia

12-3 pt Stones Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Diamonds Cubic Zirconias Birthstones Cubic Zirconias

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Genuine Stones

Genuine Stones

All customer supplied stones must be accompanied by a registered

Jostens will have a wide selection of genuine stones on hand at

jewelers appraisal form. The form must include the following

ordering time for each individual cadet to select from. We have

information on it:

obtained stones from our own lapidary in Germany as well as

If the stone is a Diamond the following information must be

other sources in New York, Europe and the Far East. All of these

included: Carat Size, Cut, Color and Clarity.

stones have been cut to the exacting specifications of your ring. All genuine stones carry our Jostens Lifetime Warranty. All

If the stone is a full stone (12 x 10, 10 x 8, 8 x 6, 7 x 5, or a

gemstones purchased from Jostens are guaranteed against

5 x 3), the measurements need to be on the appraisal form in

breakage, chipping or discoloration. Such stones will be replaced

millimeters and they need to be to the specifications that are

free during the lifetime of the original owner. Any work done on

listed below. No stones will be accepted that are not to these

your ring outside the Jostens facilities will cancel all

specifications.

warranties. Jostens does not accept responsibility for any All appraisals must include a replacement price. If the stone is an

genuine stones not purchased from us.

heirloom stone we will need a replacement value. If the stone was purchased then we will need a copy of the sales receipt.

Examples of genuine stones and current market prices are

All stones must be loose and free from any mounting. Stones

provided in the Gemstone catalog. Each stone will be

will not be accepted if they are still in a mounting.

individually priced for you to select at the time your ring is

Because of the extremely tight tolerances, personal stones

ordered.

under 10 points will not be accepted.

Measurements for Customer Supplied Stones All customer stones must be to these exact measurements. There cannot be a variance as these stones have a stone setting edge. One exception is the depth of the stone which can be less but not more than the measurement listed. FULL STONES

DEPTH OF THE STONE

Men’s Large Ring

12 x 10 mm oval

3.5 mm

Men’s/Women’s Medium Ring

10 x 8 mm oval

3.0 mm

8 x 6 mm oval

2.5 mm

Women’s Small Ring CENTER STONE IN A CLUSTER Men’s Large Ring

8 & 10 stone 8 x 6 mm oval 3.0 mm

Men’s Large Ring

12 stone

Men’s/Women’s Med. Ring

8 & 10 stone 7 x 5 mm oval 2.5 mm

Men’s/Women’s Med. Ring

12 stone

Women’s Small Ring

7 x 5 mm oval 2.5 mm

5 x 3 mm oval 2.0 mm 5 x 3 mm oval 2.0 mm

All stones will be inspected by Jostens manufacturing plant for final approval. This approval process can take up to 90 days from the time we receive your stone. All stones must be presented along with the jewelers appraisal

Ring Sizing

when you place your ring order.

To properly size your finger, a ring sizer should fit snugly over the

Customer stones must be received within 30 days from the date

knuckle of the finger on which you will wear your ring. The ring is

you placed your ring order.

normally worn on the ring finger of either hand. Also, be aware

If you lose your ring, your personal stone or stones are not

that your left and right hand can vary in ring size. Full and half

covered under Jostens protection insurance.

sizes are available. A Jostens representative will be available to

Additional Charges incurred when setting a customer stone:

assist you at the time you place your order.

• Stone Setting Charge $ • Stone set in a tube set, or a white gold top: add $ to the setting charge for a total charge of $

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Accessories Ring Crest Jewelry The accessory jewelry shown here is crafted from the bezel of the class of 2017 ring. These custom pieces are available in 10k and 14k yellow or white gold with your choice of finish. You can also choose to have the design completed as a pendant*, charm, tie tack, tie bar or cuff links. the complete selection of bezel enhancements are available including cluster tops, genuine stones and bezel dividers. Accessory jewelry is a great gift anytime but is especially appropriate for birthday and holiday gifts for parents, family, and special friends. NATURAL (SATIN) FINISH,

ADD

$ . WHITE GOLD,

ADD

$.

*All Pendants come with a gold plated presentation chain.

Medium Pendant

Lapel Pin

10k – $

10k – $

Small Pendant

10k – $

14k – $

14k – $

Cuff Links

10k – $

14k – $

Tie Tack

10k – $

14k – $

Charm

10k – $

14k – $

14k – $

Large Pendant

Tie Bar

10k – $

10k – $

14k – $

Jumbo Replica Ring/Paperweight No desk is complete without this enlarged replica of the West Point 2017 class ring. One side of the ring depicts the West Point crest while the other side proudly displays the West Point 2017 class crest. The top of the ring is the Army A with the kicking Mule with West Point spelled out around the bezel. Approximate size is 2" x 2 ½". The cost is $ and includes the jumbo ring and walnut stand.

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14k – $


Stones and Cuts You have your choice of the following synthetic birthstones. Smooth, Facet or any of the Onyx stones are included in the base price of your ring. If you choose a Sunburst or India cut stone there is an additional charge. Synthetic Star Sapphire Sunburst Birthstone India Cut Birthstone Mother of Pearl

Large Ring $ $ $ $

Medium Ring $ $ $ $

Miniature Ring $ $ $ $

FACET

SMOOTH

B I R T H S T O N E S Smooth and faceted birthstones. Jostens simulated birthstones are “ideal cut� to maximize the dazzle and brilliance of the stone. As light enters the stone, it freely refracts from facet to facet, for a radiant display of color.

Garnet January

Amethyst Spinel February

Aquamarine March

White Spinel April

Shamrock Spinel May

Ruby July

Alexandrite June

Peridot August

Fire Blue Spinel September

Tourmaline October

Topaz November

Blue Zircon December

I N D I A C U T India-cut stones offer 40% more hand-cut facets than standard facet stones, to bring out their true color and brightness.

Garnet January

Amethyst Spinel February

Aquamarine March

White Spinel April

Shamrock Spinel May

Alexandrite June

Ruby July

Peridot August

Fire Blue Spinel September

Tourmaline October

Topaz November

Blue Zircon December

S U N B U R S T Add extra brilliance to your stone with this special feature on the back of the simulated birthstone of your choice. Smooth or Facet top available.

Garnet January

Amethyst Spinel February

Aquamarine March

White Spinel April

Shamrock Spinel May

Smooth Sunburst

India

Alexandrite June

Ruby July

Peridot August

Fire Blue Spinel September

Also available: Dark Blue Spinel

Facet

Smooth

Facet Sunburst

Warranty Jostens Lifetime Warranty Jostens has a lifetime warranty on all

Walnut Ring Box A GENUINE WALNUT RING CASE IS

of its rings. That includes, but is not

AVAILABLE TO STORE YOUR RING WHEN

limited to, replacement of all stones,

IT IS NOT BEING WORN.

both genuine and synthetic, that are

THE BOX HAS THE

defective or broken, without charge.

ENGRAVED ON IT.

Also included in the lifetime warranty

ENSURE AN EXACT REPRODUCTION.

is resizing, polishing and refinishing the

THE COST IS

$.

ring, without charge.

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THE COVER OF

2017 CLASS CREST

THE SEAL IS LASER CUT TO

Tourmaline October

Topaz November

Blue Zircon December


UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY EXCLUSIVE GEMSTONES Amethyst Light, Medium, & Dark purple

Blue Topaz

Hardness: 7 Appearance: Transparent light pinkish

Color Offering: Light (Sky),Medium (Swiss), and Dark

purple to a dark reddish or bluish purple

Appearance: Transparent light to

Characteristics: Color zoning,

medium blue

fingerprints, and crystals

Hardness: 8 Characteristics: 2-phase and 3-phase

Amethyst, with its rich purple color, symbolizes royalty and aristocracy. Since it is plentiful in nature, it represents an incredible value for those who appreciate its elegant color.

Amethyst Pricing:

Large (12x10mm) Medium (10x8) Small (8x6) Large Cluster (8x6) 8 & 10 stone Large Cluster (7x5) 12 stone Med. Cluster (7x5) 8 & 10 stone Med. Cluster (5x3) 12 stone Small Cluster (5x3) 8 stone

Light

Medium

inclusions This popular blue gem symbolizes both the sky and sea. It is an affordable, fashionable stone, sure to please any taste.

Dark

Blue Topaz Pricing:

Large (12x10mm) Medium (10x8) Small (8x6) Large Cluster (8x6) 8 & 10 stone Large Cluster (7x5) 12 stone Med. Cluster (7x5) 8 & 10 stone Med. Cluster (5x3) 12 stone Small Cluster (5x3) 8 stone

Light

Medium

Dark

Aquamarine: Light, Medium & Dark Hardness: 71⁄2-8 Appearance: Light to medium blue to bluish-green Characteristics: Liquid-filled inclusions, fingerprints, hollow

Genuine Black Star Sapphire Appearance: Light to dark green/greyish black with asterism, hexagonal lines

or gas filled tubes

Hardness: 9 Characteristics: Fine needles-like rutile “silk”,

Aquamarine has long symbolized the sea. It remains the favorite of those who appreciate the rarity of this spectacular blue gemstone.

Aquamarine Pricing:

Large (12x10mm) Medium (10x8) Small (8x6) Large Cluster (8x6) 8 & 10 stone Large Cluster (7x5) 12 stone Med. Cluster (7x5) 8 & 10 stone Med. Cluster (5x3) 12 stone Small Cluster (5x3) 8 stone

Light

Medium

hexagonal growth lines, internal fractures, color zoning, small “fissures” and scratches around the side of the stone

Dark

A popular choice at the academy, these dark six-rayed stars are symbolic of the Polaris, or Guiding Light.

Genuine Black Star Sapphire Pricing: Large Large Medium Small Cluster (12x10)

Garnet

(8x6)

(8x6)

(7x5)

(7x5)

(5x3)

(5x3)

8 & 10 stone

12 stone

8 & 10 stone

12 stone

8 stone

Genuine Blue Sapphire

Color Offering: Light, Medium,

Appearance: Light to dark violet to

and Dark

greenish blue

Appearance: Light to dark reddish orange to purplish red

Hardness: 9 Characteristics: Fine needles-like rutile “silk”, fingerprint

Hardness: 7 to 7 ⁄2 Characteristics: Coarse needle-like inclusion, included 1

inclusions, hexagonal growth lines, and color zones.

crystal of low relief

Sapphire is a regal gem and was worn by kings as a powerful defense from harm. This favorite dark blue hue combined with the durability of sapphire makes a gemstone that will endure for generations to come.

Garnet is available in a stunning array of colors and price ranges to fit anyone’s taste.

Garnet Pricing:

(10x8)

Large Med. Med. Small Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster

Far East Garnet Mozambique Rhodalite Dark Medium Light

Blue Sapphire Pricing:

Large (12x10mm) Medium (10x8) Small (8x6) Large Cluster (8x6) 8 & 10 stone Large Cluster (7x5) 12 stone Med. Cluster (7x5) 8 & 10 stone Med. Cluster (5x3 12 stone Small Cluster (5x3) 8 stone

Large (12x10mm) Medium (10x8) Small (8x6) Large Cluster (8x6) 8 & 10 stone Large Cluster (7x5) 12 stone Med. Cluster (7x5) 8 & 10 stone Med. Cluster (5x3) 12 stone Small Cluster (5x3) 8 stone

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UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY EXCLUSIVE GEMSTONES Peridot

Green Tourmaline

Appearance: Light to dark yellowish

Color Offering: Green Appearance: Light to dark

to brownish green

yellowish green to bluish green

Hardness: 61⁄2 Characteristics: Disk-like liquid and

Hardness: 7 to 71⁄2 Characteristics: Frequently contains

gas inclusions, “lily pads”, dark crystals

thread-like inclusions

Peridot’s golden green color represents the sun and has been prized for thousand of years.

Available and affordable, tourmaline is ideally suited to virtually anyone’s taste.

Green Tourmaline Pricing:

Peridot Pricing: Large

Medium

Small

(12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

Large Cluster

Large Cluster

(8x6) (7x5) 8&10 stone 12 stone

Med. Cluster

Med. Cluster

(7x5) (5x3) 8&10 stone 12 stone

Med. Large Large Large Medium Small Cluster Cluster Cluster

Small Cluster

(12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

(5x3) 8 stone

Med. Small Cluster Cluster

(8x6) (7x5) (7x5) (5x3) 8&10 stone 12 stone 8&10 stone 12 stone

(5x3) 8 stone

Citrine Topaz Color Offering: Light, and Dark Appearance: Light yellow to

Emerald Appearance: Light to very dark

golden brown

green to bluish green

Hardness: 7 Characteristics: Color zoning, fingerprints and crystals

Hardness: 71⁄2 to 8 Characteristics: Almost always

The yellow hues of citrine are striking and symbolic of the sun, health and vitality. Since it is plentiful in nature, it is an incredible value for the person who appreciates its color.

found with inclusions, such as calcite, pyrite and or mica Emeralds have been the most treasured green gemstone for centuries. Rare and expensive, emeralds are available only in smaller sizes in academy class rings.

Citrine Topaz Pricing:

Emerald Pricing: Large

Medium

Small

(12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

N/A

N/A

Large Cluster

Large Cluster

Med. Cluster

(8x6) 8&10 stone

(7x5) 12 stone

(7x5) 8&10 stone

Med. Small Cluster Cluster (5x3) 12 stone

Light

Large (12x10mm) Medium (10x8) Small (8x6) Large Cluster (8x6) 8 & 10 stone Large Cluster (7x5) 12 stone Med. Cluster (7x5) 8 & 10 stone Med. Cluster (5x3) 12 stone Small Cluster (5x3) 8 stone

(5x3) 8 stone

Dark

Meteorite Color Offering: Iron w/ Widmanstatten Patterns Appearance: Varies from stone to stone Hardness: 9

Genuine Ruby

Ruby has always been the pinnacle of the gemstone family. Rare, sought after, and vibrant, it is desired like no other gemstone.

Characteristics: The Widmanstatten Patterns show us that this stone is “Extra Terrestrial” – from outer space. These stones come from the Gibeon meteorite that is estimated to be 4 billion years old. This meteorite fell to earth over 10,000 years ago in Africa. It is made up of 91.8% Iron and 7.7% Nickel and also contains small amounts of Cobalt, Phosphorus, Iridium, Gallium, and Germanium. Polished with a dilute nitric acid to bring out the Widmanstatten Patterns that are unique in each meteorite.

Ruby Pricing:

Meteorite Pricing:

Appearance: Light to dark orange to purplish red

Hardness: 9 Characteristics: Fine needle-like rutile “silk”, fingerprint inclusions, and color zones.

Large

Medium

Small

(12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

N/A

N/A

Large Cluster

Large Cluster

Med. Cluster

(8x6) 8&10 stone

(7x5) 12 stone

(7x5) 8&10 stone

Med. Small Cluster Cluster (5x3) 12 stone

(5x3) 8 stone

Large

Medium

Small

(12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

385.00

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Large Cluster

Large Cluster

Med. Cluster

Med. Cluster

Small Cluster

(8x6) 8&10 stone

(7x5) 12 stone

(7x5) 8&10 stone

(5x3) 12 stone

(5x3) 8 stone

NA

NA


UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY EXCLUSIVE GEMSTONES Tanzanite

Iolite

Color Offering: Blue violet Appearance: Light violet Hardness: 61⁄2 to 7 Characteristics: Multifaceted prisms

Appearance: Color varies from sapphire blue to blue violet to yellowish gray to light blue as the light angle changes

Hardness: 7 - 7.5

Named for the East African state of Tanzania, the color varies from ultramarine to sapphire blue and appears violet.

Characteristics: Cordierite (mineralogy) - gem variety Iolite is a magnesium iron aluminium cyclosilicate. The name Iolite comes from the Grrek word for violet. It has also been called "water-sapphire" and "vikings'compass", because of it's reputed ability to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days.

Tanzanite Pricing: Large

Medium

Small

(12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

Large Cluster

Large Med. Cluster Cluster

Med. Small Cluster Cluster

(8x6) (7x5) (7x5) (5x3) 8&10 stone 12 stone 8&10 stone 12 stone

Iolite Pricing:

(5x3) 8 stone

Large Large Med. Med. Small Large Medium Small Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster (12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

(8x6) (7x5) (7x5) (5x3) 8&10 stone 12 stone 8&10 stone 12 stone

(5x3) 8 stone

Pink Tourmaline Color Offering: Pink Appearance: Light to Dark Pink Hardness: 7 - 7.5

Diamonds

Characteristics: Frequently contains thread like inclusions. Available and affordable, tourmaline is ideally suited to virtually anyone’s taste.

Pink Tourmaline Pricing: Large Large Med. Med. Small Large Medium Small Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster (12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

(8x6) (7x5) (7x5) (5x3) 8&10 stone 12 stone 8&10 stone 12 stone

(5x3) 8 stone

Green Quartz Color Offering: Light Green Appearance: Light “Smokey” Green Hardness: 7 Characteristics: Green quartz (Prasiolite) is

Diamond Quality JG 01 Grade

a rare Brazilian stone that has similar characteristics to Amethyst and Citrine. It is often incorrectly referred to as green amethyst.

Color Clarity

Proportion

Green Quartz Pricing: Large

Medium

Small

(12x10)

(10x8)

(8x6)

Large Cluster

Large Med. Cluster Cluster

Med. Small Cluster Cluster

(8x6) (7x5) (7x5) (5x3) 8&10 stone 12 stone 8&10 stone 12 stone

JG 03 Grade

(5x3) 8 stone

Color Clarity

Proportion

Opal

The most desirable diamonds are colorless. A totally colorless diamond allows light to pass through it and be dispersed as

Mysterious opals contain the wonders of the skies—sparkling rainbows, fireworks and lightning—shifting and moving in their depths.

rainbows of color.

Opal Pricing:

D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Large Large Med. Med. Small Large Medium Small Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster (10x8)

(8x6)

(8x6) (7x5) (7x5) (5x3) 8&10 stone 12 stone 8&10 stone 12 stone

White H-IJ SI 2 GIA Classification No black inclusions No chips or feathers open to surface Only very minor polish lines Clear - no watery, grainy material Good or better No fisheyes or dark centers

Color

Color Offering: White Appearance: Transparent to opaque stones with “play of color” Hardness: 5 to 61⁄2

(12x10)

White H-I VS 2 GIA Classification No black inclusions No chips or feathers open to surface No polish lines Clear - no watery, grainy material Very good or better No fisheyes or dark centers

COLORLESS

(5x3) 8 stone

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NEAR FAINT COLORLESS

VERY LIGHT YELLOW

LIGHT YELLOW


SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES

A. Cats Eye

Appearance: A stone with fibrous structure Hardness: 7 — Characteristics: Irregular fibrous structure

B. Brown Tiger Eye

Granite

Appearance: A stone with

fibrous structure Hardness: 7 — Characteristics: Irregular fibrous structure

Hardness: 51⁄2 Jostens has cut and polished granite, provided by the Academy, into stones for your class ring.

C. Bloodstone

Appearance: Dark green with red to

brown spots Hardness: 61⁄2 to 7 — Characteristics: Semi-transparent to opaque

D. Hematite

A.

Appearance: Silver black with metallic

luster

Hardness: 61⁄2 — Characteristics: Semi-transparent to opaque

E. Jade

Appearance: Translucent to opaque Hardness: 6 to 61⁄2 — Characteristics: Dark inclusions and

B.

streaks

F. Blue/Green Earth Stone

E. C.

Appearance:

White/green/blue Hardness: 61⁄2 to 7 — Characteristics: Agate material which is dyed

D.

G. Lapis Lazuli

Appearance: A blue to violet blue stones containing calcite and pyrite crystals Hardness: 5 to 6 — Characteristics: Pyrite (fools gold) spotted sporadically and Calcite (white) streaked

F.

H. Turquoise

G.

Appearance: Light to medium blue to

greenish blue Hardness: 5 to 6 — Characteristics: Often is mottled, splotched, with veins of matrix

H.

SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE PRICING Pricing:

Large (12x10mm) Medium (10x8) Small (8x6) Large Cluster (8x6) 8 & 10 stone Large Cluster (7x5) 12 stone Med. Cluster (7x5) 8 & 10 stone Med. Cluster (5x3) 12 stone Small Cluster (5x3) 8 stone

Granite

Cat’s Eye

Tiger Eye

Bloodstone

N/A N/A

Hematite

Jade

N/A N/A

Earth Stone

Lapis Lazuli

Turquoise

N/A N/A

N/A N/A

Ring Loss Protection

Service

Sales & Service

In addition to our lifetime warranty

Jostens Service

service we will provide a one-time

A Jostens representative will be at the

USMA Customer Service Center Toll-Free 1-800-603-0925 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time 1900 Hartle Street Owatonna, MN 55060 Website: www.jostens.com/usma Email: aps@jostens.com

replacement of any cadet ring that is

Academy one day each month during the

lost or stolen for a nominal fee of

academic year to answer questions and

$250. This includes all genuine stones

to provide assistance for any service or

and elegant options and is in place for

warranty work that may be required.

three years from the time the ring is

This service begins in August and

received.

continues until graduation. The exact

Mike Sundgaard, USMA ’85

schedule will be announced.

Jostens

It is important to note that if a ring has had any repair work performed or any

Account Manager

alterations completed by any jeweler or repair service other than Jostens, the lifetime warranty will be voided.

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