Gold Military Rings
Gold Military Rings have served a valuable role in our lives since history began. They have adorned the fingers of nearly every person you read about from the Pharaohs to the Romans on up to today’s high school and college graduate. One particularly significant type is the military signet ring. These date back to the Augustan period in Rome. The military signet ring was a sign of pride and honor. It was normally given to someone who had served with distinction. It was customary to wear just one, but as they became more popular some Roman leaders wore 2 or even more.
This drew some resentment from many as it went against the custom. The signet ring was originally used to make impressions in wax, and was also used to seal valuable documents. The size and shape of the rings were varied, and some were so large they were uncomfortable to wear. The top of the ring could be raised, to use as a seal, flat, or ridged.
Today gold military rings have the branch of service image on the top. The sides may be engraved with the image of the unit they served with such as the Artillery, Infantry, Engineers, and so forth. Many rings will have the designation of a distinct unit and be given to someone who has completed exceptional training. The Army Special Forces, Marine Recon, or the Navy Seals. would be classed as special units.
Custom Gold Military Rings
It has also become popular to have gold military rings custom designed to represent certain actions such as Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Korea, O.I.F, O.E.F and so on. Inside the ring will often be found a personal message or unit motto.
Any man or woman who graduates from West Point Academy would wear a ring. The Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, or any military academy is instantly recognizable by the ring they wear. There is a distinctive camaraderie with fellow graduates and the ring they wear makes them easily recognizable. Many who served in the military purchase a ring upon retiring or completing their service. They do this as a way to show they serve with honor and have pride in their service.
It is easy to see that the gold military rings has had a prominent role in the lives of military members for many years and will continue to do so for many more. You can find rings for all branches of service from many vendors on the internet. They range from basic to elaborate and in price from easily affordable to more expensive. To give a former or present military member a ring, representing their branch of service, will show, you are proud of their service, and will be worn with pride for years to come.