GENERAL QUESTIONS

How many people usually buy the Brass Rat? How many people get the gold one?
Usually, around 92-98% of the class buys a Brass Rat. Approximately 70-75% of the class buys a gold ring.
 
What finger do you wear your Brass Rat on?
Typically, you wear your ring on the ring finger on your right hand. However, you can wear it on any finger you choose.
 
How do I know what my ring size is?
Please visit brassrat2024.mit.edu for the on-campus sizing and ordering event following the ring premiere. A Herff Jones representative will professionally size your preferred finger. Another option is to download our RightSize app by texting SIZE to 70934.
 
What is a companion ring?
If you buy a gold ring, you have the option to buy an ultrium ring for the discounted price of $75 (normally $150). Your ultrium ring is worn every day, while your gold ring is worn to all your special occasions and alumni events. *Note: Unfortunately the PVD finish rings will not be available until after ring delivery. 
  
Who can I contact for more information?
If you would like more information, you can email us at brassrat-2024@mit.edu, or contact our Herff Jones representative, Jeff Quirk, at jpquirk@herffjones.com.

What is the best way to care for my brass rat?

The best way to care for your ring is to polish it with a good cleaner or washed with a mild soap. Finish by buffing with a soft cloth. Follow this link for more tips on how you can best care for your  ring.

What kind of metal are class rings made of?

Most class rings are made of 10K and 14K Yellow Gold or White Gold. In addition, some styles offer 18K Yellow or White Gold, Ultrium (a fine jeweler’s stainless alloy) and Extreme Silver. Metal offering is dependent upon manufacturing requirements and stability. For specific definitions of metals and stones, click here.

What is the environmental commitment for rings?

Please click here for more information about our environmental stewardship and human rights.