Proper care of your USNA class ring should be taken to ensure its longevity and minimize the effects of wear over time.
It’s ok to wear your ring but be careful it’s not often enough to cause long term wear on the gold or damage to the stones. Some stones in class rings are softer than others and you should consult a jeweler to determine your stones durability.
Some jewelry stores clean rings for free and many also sell jewelry cleaning kits. We recommend purchasing a jewelry cleaning kit if you choose to do it yourself. Before any cleaning takes place, always consult a jeweler on how to properly care for your ring and stones. Not all stones are cared for the same and some may be damaged if you try.
Using a cleaning kit; take the provided cloth and rub the metal gently for about 5 minutes until shiny. If a deeper clean is needed you can use the provided liquid cleaning solution and soft bristle brush. The bristles aid to rid the cracks and crevices of your ring from the built up of oils and dirt that occurs naturally over time.
Insuring your class ring is a smart move. USAA offers insurance at great rates to all USNA Mids and Alumni. USAA insurance covers all of your class ring needs by protecting you against damage, loss, and theft. Visit USAA to learn more and get a quote.