A History of Tradition
In 1982 Ron George became the first jeweler to personally handcraft custom USNA Class Ring Mods℠ for midshipmen. He began a tradition of personal service to mids and almuni that has continued for over 36 years. Today, in honor of this tradition, Ron and his son John continue to work directly with mids, their families and alumni to handcraft unique class rings to be proudly worn and cherished for a lifetime.
The Leader in Class Ring Innovation
We have offered USNA class ring upgrades longer then any other jewelry store in Annapolis. As the driving force behind USNA class ring innovations, Ron George with his original ieads and unique designs has worked with mids 1-on-1 to pave the way for all modern Class Ring Mods℠ in existence today.
- First jeweler to personally modify a USNA class ring.
- First jeweler to set larger .05ct dividers into USNA class rings.
- First to craft a thinner bezel setting for gemstones.
- First to craft halos with stones set close together.
- Creator of the Canoe U Package™
- Creator of the Blue & Gold Package™
- Creator of the Patriot Package™
- Creator of the Elite Package™
Currently we have USNA class ring projects in the works for the class of 2018, class of 2019, class of 2020, and alumni!
Best Custom Service
It is our honor to serve those who serve our country. As Maryland's leading custom jewelers, all work is completed in-house by the same two people (Ron and John George) selling you your quality gemstones. Each ring (halo and plug) they craft is a unique custom design, hand-made and hand-set specifically for you. This complete in-house service allows us the flexibility to accommodate all of your needs.
We are Maryland's Direct Diamond and Gemstone Suppliers℠, allowing you to cut out the middle man and SAVE BIG. Add in the generous military discounts we provide and the fact that we do the work in-house ourselves and you receive the highest quality custom class rings at unbeatable prices.
Diamonds & Gemstones
As Maryland's Direct Diamond and Gemstone Supplier℠, we supply the USNA access to our vast inventory of certified diamonds and gems direct from stone cutters from around the world. Visit us to view and pick out the actual gemstones that will be set into your class ring! Our gemstone colors are always stunning and cuts brilliant... grades above the rest.
Class Ring Sizes
- Oval 12x10 (Full Size in Men's)
- Oval 8x6 (Full Size in Women's) (Men's Cluster or Plug)
- Oval 7x5 (Full Size in Miniature) (Men's Cluster or Plug)
- Oval 6x4 (Men's Cluster or Plug)
- Oval 5x3 (Women's Cluster or Plug)
- Oval 4x2 (Miniature Cluster or Plug)
A completely custom ring made specifically for you by world renowned Annapolis designer Ron George.
World renowned jewelry designer Ron George is based in Annapolis, MD and has served the USNA since 1982. Work with him to design and build your very own Class Ring Mod℠. The RG Signature™ package is a completely custom and unique design by Ron George, made by hand specifically for you. It includes modifying the ring in any way you can imagine.
A center stone, dividers and or cluster containing any combination of diamond, ruby and sapphire.
Show your patriotism by wearing the colors of freedom! Customize your ring with any combination of diamond, ruby and sapphire. Designed by Ron George for the USNA's most patriotic, the three finest gemstones have been brought together to create the most American class ring ever conceived.
A high quality large blue sapphire gemstone center and diamond or gemstone dividers.
Our Blue and Gold™ package is designed by Ron George and features a large blue sapphire set into your gold class ring. Show school pride and represent the USNA wherever you may go by embracing the colors that have made you into the man or woman you are today. This package turns heads... Go Navy Beat Army!
Any genuine gemstone surrounded by a cluster and diamond or gemstone dividers.
Nothing beats the elegant look of an Elite™ package. Designed for the Academy's elite, this package is stunning when viewed from afar or up close. There is no mistaking the brilliance created by the highest quality gemstones available from Ron George Jewelers, Maryland's Direct Diamond and Gemstone Suppliers℠.
A large high quality semi-precious center stone and diamond or gemstone dividers.
We understand the hard work you've had to endure while attending good ol' "Canoe University". Be proud of your achievement and the ring you've earned! We work with you, upgrading your class ring with a high quality gemstone that reflects the work, dedication and time you've spent at "Canoe U". Without a doubt, you've earned it!
A precious metal plug. Diamond and gemstone center or dividers are optional.
The Brightwork™ package is the perfect solution for anyone looking to add a non-traditional centerpiece to their class ring. A high quality one-of-a-kind gold or platinum plug designed for you by Ron George makes your ring truely unique. Gemstone and diamonds are optional.
Ron and John George working on USNA class rings at their benches.
Ron George Jewelers has provided class ring upgrades for the USNA longer than any other jewelry store. Ron is the original USNA class ring craftsman in Annapolis and he personally has more hands-on experience crafting USNA Class Ring Mods℠ than any other jeweler. Over the last decade master goldsmith and designer John George has sat side-by-side with Ron at the bench crafting Class Ring Mods℠. All the while Ron has shared with him over 36 years of wisdom, experience and techniques.
Ron and John George personally serve every midshipman 1-on-1 from start to finish. They personally hand pick gemstones direct from stone cutters. They personally assist you on your gemstone package design and purchase. They personally do the custom work on your class ring in-house and by-hand. And finally, they personally present the ring to you when you come to pick it up. No one else offers this complete of a personalized service.
We take pride in supplying the best quality the world has to offer, directly to the men and women of the USNA. Ron and John George handpick the best in class, excellent cut, pure in color, genuine gemstones directly from stone cutters around the world. Since we are Maryland's Direct Diamond & Gemstone Supplier℠ we provide better qualities and pricing on all global diamonds and gemstones than a "Direct Importer" can offer.
No one beats our prices because they simply can't. Stores have to hire teams to handle every step of your class ring upgrade process. A person to import gemstones, another to be your salesperson, and goldsmiths to set the gemstones for them. Per our USNA tradition of personal service, Ron and John George are the only ones that handle every step of the Class Ring Mod℠ process. This allows us the ability to not only give you the best price but to also gaurantee it.
We thank you for your service.
Sizing & Refinishing
For over 36 years, members of the Armed Forces all over the world have sent Ron George their class rings to be upgraded, repaired, resized and refinished. With unparalleled craftsmanship, unbeatable prices and the safest shipping methods available, we have gained the reputation as one of the most trusted jewelers to members of all branches of the military.
Class Ring Resets
Have a class ring upgraded elsewhere and need it redone? We correct and fix, with better craftsmenship, any class ring upgrades attempted by others. Just bring it by or ship it to our Annapolis location anytime, we correct others work and replace class ring gemstones year round. There is no alternative choice offered by the USNA when it comes to Class Ring Mods℠. Work directly with Ron or John George and have your class ring redone right, by Maryland's premier custom craftsmen.
When you order your class ring from the ring company be sure to follow these steps. Order your ring with the free black onyx stone provided. If you want dividers, order your ring with the plain gold stars provided. If you plan to get a full-size gemstone with no surrounding cluster then order your ring with an open back to ensure optimal lighting and easier cleaning.
USAA insurance is offered to midshipmen at a great value. We recommend you insure your class ring through USAA to protect against damage, loss and theft. To learn more visit USAA.
Visit us to see why USNA mids and alumni continue to carry on the tradition first started by Ron George in 1982.
If you don't have a class ring already, order one (open back, black onyx, plain gold star dividers) from the ring company.
Inspect our high quality selection of gemstones, choosing which ones are right for you. Pick one of our packages or work with us to custom design your own.
Once complete, you can pick up your ring, or have it shipped. Enjoy and take pride in the stylish new look of your ring.
To learn more about class rings or report lost or found one visit usnaclassrings.com