You’ve lost your class ring.  Well, shoot!!!  Don’t feel bad.  It could happen to anyone, and trust us, you aren’t the first person to misplace a class ring.  But now, the important question is how to you go about replacing it?  We’re here to help you out, and even show you how to get a free class ring.

Step 1: Search High and Low –  Retrace those footsteps.  Can you remember the last time you saw it?  Think Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful LifeUncle Billy, think!!! (You may have to be over 30 years old to get that reference).  Do you remember taking it off anywhere?  Did you check those couch cushions?  Underneath your car seat?  In the shower?  If you can’t find the ring anywhere, and it is truly lost, then turn to the internet.  There are some websites that are dedicated to helping you find a lost class ring – kind of a virtual lost and found for lonely class rings.  But, it’s kind of a needle in a haystack that you’ll ever see it again.  Occasionally, it happens and a lost ring is recovered, but I wouldn’t bet on it.  So, this leads us to our next step.

Step 2: Use Replacement Coverage – The second step, if you can’t find your ring, is to identify where you bought your class ring from and did you purchase any kind of replacement coverage?  Some of the major companies out there where you might have bought your class ring from are Jostens, Balfour and Herff Jones.

We offer Artcarved class rings (a sister company to Balfour) at our store, and our rings have a replacement agreement called P.A.L.S.  It’s a pretty simple plan.  When you buy your ring, if you pay the $15 or $25 (non-gold or gold ring) up front, then you are covered against lost, stolen or damaged rings.  Not a bad deal for a little peace of mind on the front end, especially if you are one prone to lose things.  There is usually a processing charge that depends on what type of metal your ring was, but it’s going to be much less than the original cost of your ring.  Be sure to look back at when you bought your class ring and see if you have any kind of similar replacement coverage.

Step 3: Create a New Class Ring – Ok, if you can’t find your ring and you don’t have any replacement coverage, than you might have to break down and create a new ring.  If you are unsure of what manufacturer made your ring, you could try to contact your school to see if they had that information.  However, most class rings are going to come out looking very similar in terms of manufacturing.  The big difference between rings has always been the unique personalization you get to add when creating your ring.


Football - Quarterback class ringAt, we offer literally an endless amount of ring creations.  We have plenty of different ring styles to choose from, thousands of side emblem options that help tell your story, and of course, the ability for you to add custom engraving.  If your graduation date was in the past, we offer the ability to add that year to your ring for a small fee.  So, if you need to create a ring from the past, we have you covered.  Whether it’s 2015, 1987, 1974, 1963, 1952, 1944, or any other year, we have you covered. Choose your ring style, metal type, wording around the stone, side designs, custom engraving personalization, stone cut, stone color and several other personal touches for your ring to replace that ring you thought you would never see again.

Step 4: Replace Your Lost Ring for Free – Ok, we promised a free replacement, right?  Right.  We’re serious about this, you can get a free class ring (up to a $200 value) by entering into our Ring Rep Challenge.  Sign up for free.  Get your unique referral link.  Send referrals our way, and you can get a free class ring, $100s in gift cards or even win $10,000.  Not a bad deal, right?

At, we already offer a low price guarantee on our Artcarved rings.  So, if you find a lower price on an Artcarved class rings online, we’ll beat it.  But better than that, you can get a discount off of your ring or even get it for free with the Ring Rep Challenge.  With just one referral, you get $40 off the already low price.  So, it’s certainly worth signing up, sharing your link on your social networks, and seeing what happens.

Step 5: Rejoice Mightily – Hey, you’re going to be OK.  In fact, you’re going to be better than OK, especially if you get that class ring back for free.  Losing a cherished item like a class ring is a real bummer, but you know what?  There are tons of worse things that can happen.  So, our advice?  Count your blessings.  Put on some music you like.  And dance.

How to Replace Your Lost Class Ring for Free

65 thoughts on “How to Replace Your Lost Class Ring for Free

  • February 14, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Wow! Think I’m glad I found you. Graduated from University of Arkansas in 1972 with a BARCH (bachelor of architecture). Had to pay for my class ring in installments and it took several months to finalize payment for which I was very very excited. Had my valued ring about a month and a party at my apartment someone took the ring. Have always been sad over this as the ring represented a personal triumph ( spent 6 years in school). Perhaps your company can now at long last help erase this bad bit my history.

  • February 22, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Looking for help norwell mass high school ring class of 1984 balfour made it anyone know what it looks like

  • March 15, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Looking for stolen class ring from Monroe high school Rochester NY
    Graduate 1970

  • March 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Monroe high school
    Rochester NY 14611
    Class of 1070
    Stolen in home burglary

  • March 24, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Hi I got my son a graduation ring back in 2009_2011 I can’t recall precise date he’s been constantly talking about it and talking about how somebody stole it from our home we customized it and it costed me a good $1,200 is there anyway I can get him another one please help it would make him so happy

  • March 28, 2017 at 12:21 am

    yes hello i had my Ring stolen from my own Bed Room class of 81 i sure miss my class Ring H.P.H S. hartford connecticut pedro A. Montero thank you 3/28/2017

  • April 22, 2017 at 4:49 am

    I lost my graduation ring from Vardell Hall, Red Springs, North Carolina-1967, It was a black onyx, oval shape with school picture on one side of stone and ’67 on the other side. Of course I had my name written inside the ring. May I replace it?

  • May 30, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I had my 1973 class ring stolen! Really hurt me bad I was so proud of that ring! I wore it for years! I would love to have it replaced! It was also the first graduating class of Clover Hill High School. Cavilers!

  • June 1, 2017 at 2:15 am

    My class ring was stolen is 1995 H.S. it has my name Cristina Anzures
    Birth Stone school mascot and cross on side

  • June 3, 2017 at 10:52 am

    class of 1986 Sallisaw, OK Black Diamonds
    customize ring stolen from my home along with all my other jewlry in a devastating home robbery in 1998. My ring was different the most because I wanted to be able to wear it it forever I made it look like a typical ring that anyone would wear on a daily basis you had my initials LEL on one side and a school initials on the other SHS. The ring was tiny and made of gold with a very small diamond in the center. size 7
    it was my pride and joy since my family was very poor while I was in school and I was one of the very few to ever graduate from high school. I was heartbroken when I lost it.

  • July 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I lost my class ring in Afghanistan my ring was from 1979 can this be done

  • July 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Had this Ring until it was lost while moving from Houston after being forced to leave after Hurricane’s Rita/Katrina in Houston – I lost so much: photos, albums, yearbooks because of move/storage breakins.
    Hoping there is a way to replace:
    1983 South Brunswick High School
    Band on the side/Viking Mascot on the other
    RLK intials inside – it was 10K yellow gold – Jolstens Ring – with Blue Topaz starburst
    Size 6.5
    it was 10K yellow gold – Jolstens Ring – with Blue Topaz starburst
    I had great memories from HS – BAND was my life – I tried to hold onto this ring so I could save the memories – Took me a year of baby sitting/mowing lawns and paper route to save up the cash.

    Would love to replace it.

  • August 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    My High school class ring was stolen by a friend of my sister. 1979 ring Washingtin High School JMJ initials. Blue stone with quartx. Stolen in Lake Charles La. Gordons jewelers 140.00 14 k. Stolen in 1979.

  • August 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Lost my class ring when I was in the hospital a couple years ago someone came in to my house and stole it.

  • August 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    my daughters class ring was stolen in a home burglary. She graduated in 2003 and I would like to replace it for Christmas. She went to Anna Jonesboro HS. How can I go about replacing it for her?

  • August 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    my daughters class ring was stolen in a home burglary. She graduated in 2002 and I would like to replace it for Christmas. She went to Anna Jonesboro HS. How can I go about replacing it for her?

  • September 27, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Stolen UNC Chapel hill class ring 1983 women’s opal stone. Debbie Lee Stafford

  • October 8, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    My husband was a 1970 graduate of carroll, ohio high school. Purple and gold, bulldog mascot. He loved his ring size 10 and lost it. I graduated 1972 lancaster high school, lancaster, ohio, size 10. Lost. Husband so much more important though. He is cancer survivor. What a nice surprise for him to get his ring back!

  • November 6, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    My class ring was stolen at a tournament, it was silver with a purple rectangular stone and had a symbol in the middle of it. My initials are KMH and high school initials were RHS, in the class of 2011. It was either a size 6 or 7.

  • January 11, 2018 at 9:49 am

    10 k yellow gold josten ring with a oval white diamond stone with a script T on the stone on the side it had a class of 80 on one side and on the other side it had a whirlwind symbol on the other side. wish I can find it . or replace it.

  • January 23, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Mine was stolen while I was in the shower at a shelter in South Louisiana or So. Cal. back in 1986ish, that and wedding ring! Graduated ’85 Woodlawn High School-Louisiana, I was devastated! It was with navy blue stone-mascot-KNIGHT, white gold, don’t remember rest. I wish I could get it back or replaced! Life has gone on!

  • February 14, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Both my brothers who has passed away and my class ring were sold at a pawn shop in Blytheville Arkansas, we heard. We went to get them but they were not there. The rings were identical, yellow gold, birth stone for November-Topaz. Inside the stone there was a scorpion in it. My brothers was from 1976 and was an 11.5, his had DOC inside the band mine was from 1978 and was a 10.5. it had DBC inside the bandThis happened in 1980 and every so often I still look for them.

  • February 20, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I lost my Artcarved college ring. I’m so sad because it took me so long to finish college. It is a opal 14k yellow gold with a education emblem across the stone. It has my name Aruwb Ambekisye and some other important numbers in it. I hope if someone find it they could look me up and return it. I still have the receipt for it. I would be so greatfull if some kind person would return it. Thank you in advance for Kindness in this matter.

  • February 28, 2018 at 7:05 am

    I went to visit my mother in the Bronx of New York City and a friend of my bother stole my class ring out of the house 1982 forest hills high school wingate nc yellow jacket is the mascot with softball on the otherside

  • March 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    My husband, Vernon Brown, grew up on a farm and always put his ring on the dresser when he went out to do chores. HeI forgot one day so took it off and put it in his pocket. It fell out and he lost it. He only had a very short time. I would really like to have one to take its place. 1968 Colome SD. I am wanting to get it for him for his birthday. Is there any chance of getting one.

  • April 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Living on Jemison Street in Mobile, Alabama. It was left in the bathroom and was stolen somewhere around the Fall 1981 to Spring 1982 timeframe by the girlfriend of my husband’s friend that we were letting live with us for a while. She had stolen other things as well and we searched her suit case when we figured out that things were missing and found all other items except my class ring. It was 1981, Shaw High School, yellow gold with my birthstone (alexandrite, light purple changes to green as type of light it is exposed to changes), initials inside band CSB. It had two engravings on each side, one band related and the other was a sunset with bridge scene if I am remembering correctly. Any help would be appreciated!!

  • May 31, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Class of 1966, Belleville Township High School, Belleville, IL. Ring was stolen many years ago in St. Louis MO. Looking for a way to replace it or the design so it can be copied. Our class was the last intact class to graduate before the school was split between BTHSWest and BTHSEast.

  • June 9, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I graduated in 1983 from Findlay High School, Findlay Ohio. I purchased my unique class ring from Balfour. It was stolen in 1986. And back then I checked pawn shops but never had any success. But I would really love to get it replaced. Hopefully free cause I’m on a fixed income now.

  • July 2, 2018 at 1:05 am

    My Class Ring was stolen when i was in the Air Force . The ring was perched from Jolsten. the date on the ring is 1965 it is gold and has an R in the center of an Aqua Marine stone The with DW on it. the R was for Roachdale High School if it can be found and could someone sent it Jolsten’s lost and found thank you

  • August 1, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    A number of years we suffered an armed robbery in our home. The house was completely trashed and anything of value was taken; jewelry, cash, electronics.
    They kept us locked in the bathroom for almost two hours. Other than being
    pushed around and scared out of our heads, we were not harmed. As they left
    they took the keys and drove off with the car, which turned up a month later
    in Alabama.

    My class ring; 1960, LaPaz High School, LaPaz, IN, initials JLR
    The ring .was purchased with the class in 1958.

    The sales person said the plates would always be available so I need to know
    the cost of replacement.

  • December 15, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    My name is Terrie Iboy it was Terrie reed a friend stoled my class ring i graduated from lennox high school ,lennox,California it was in 1974 we were called the lancers how would I replace the ring it was a women’s size 8 thank you

  • March 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Graduated from Princeton in 1973 someone stole my class while I was at the beach… And Yet has always Weighed on me.

  • May 22, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Stolen; class of 1989,Henry co. High school with starburst cut alexendrite stone,J.W.T. initials inside,”Hank Jr.”on one side and Native American chief head image on the other. Balfour made,golden saddle style.(silver outlines,gold in between).

  • May 24, 2019 at 9:47 am

    So I was a volunteer firefighter and I lost my 1984
    South Williamsport pa class ring at a call. I believe that when I removed my gloves is when it fell off. Please help me find my ring. Barry Hohman

  • June 15, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    1991 Virginia Tech – Elementary Ed B.A…stolen 2019 🙁

  • June 27, 2019 at 9:07 am

    My Dad lost his class ring shortly after he got it… graduated 1961 from Wathena High School in Wathena Kansas.
    If anyone has found it or can show me what one looks like I do know it had a blue sunburst stone! He has since passed on and we have searched for this for many years. I’m not even sure which company he got it from…

  • September 8, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I lost my class ring shortly after I received it at a beach in Malone ny. I have gone back and looked with no luck. it’s from st joseph’s academy in Malone in 1969.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I graduated 1973 ERATH HIGH SCHOOL, ERATH ,LOUISIANA I lost my ring a year later swimming in False River, New Rhodes Louisiana, after swimming a while in the frigid water , my ring finger became smaller, and when I dove in the ring came off , please help me replace this lost ring . thank you. Karl Vidrine

  • February 19, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    My Warwick High School, Lititz, PA 1961 class ring and McCann School of Business, Reading, PA 1962 ring were stolen from my home in March 2011. The high school ring was a black onyx stone and the business school ring a red ruby stone. My initials DRE are engraved inside each one of them, If anyone knows, has, or has found either one of these rings, please contact me. Thank you very much!

  • March 26, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    hi, i lost my high school ring almost 20 years ago . it was silver , with year i graduated ( 1989 ), music notes were on it , my mascot( greyhound ) my birthstone was on it ( aqua for march ) , & my initials were on it. it’s kind of a long story as to how i lost it. it is very sentimental.

  • April 12, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Lost my class ring or might have been stolen while I was in the shower. Have been looking for it for years. Graduated in 2018, it has the writing Child Development in cursive on each side with my initials ARF in the inside. It was about 7.5. I am desperate for your help please contact me.

  • April 12, 2020 at 4:35 am

    The ring also had my birth stone in it which was Alexandrite with an oval shaped stone and three diamonds on each side.

  • April 22, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    My class ring was stolen in a home burglary in 2019 in ga…i lost it and several other jeweley pieces…after filing police report and getting copies, i notifed artcarve (my peace at the time was they always said it could be replaced, wether a theft, loss or fire)just bring police report…i was heart broke when they tolde they didnt carry the mold anymore…ive been searching continously in hopes of finding or finding a company that has one similar…i did find a sample. In hopes a jewelry store can replacate, but thats a lot of money, even if….ring is 1986 pike county high, yellow gold, ruby stone

  • April 23, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    My high school class ring from Madison H.S., San Diego, class of 1974 was stolen in a burglary in West Los Angeles in 1987. It’s gold with a blue, barrel-shaped stone. Of all the items taken from my apartment, it was the most valuable. Not monetarily, but of personal value to me. Any information or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  • May 14, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    My brother’s daughter lost his Boston College ring..class of 1962..back in the early 1980s. She lost it in the Boston area but who knows where it is now. It is gold with a black onyx stone..initials EFK. I wish I could locate it for him.

  • July 19, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    My class ring was stolen along with all my jewelry in 2017. Bought it from Jostens. Caston High School class of 1969. Want to replace it.

  • August 6, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    lost my ring long ago would love to buy it back 1976 Paris high school white gold

  • September 28, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Lost my ring after my dad died and one of my 7 brothers didn’t tell me had to read it in newspaper, it was white gold starburst aquamarine may 11,1978 only one in family graduated, except 1 brother , would love to give to my baby girl before I die. Size 7

  • September 28, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Cherokee Indian emblem

  • October 17, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I graduated fron Theodore Roosevelt HS at Bronx NYC. I moved to houston and lived at bissonett St for 8 years. I don’t know how it happened i had my graduation ring my Mother and father pay 250.00 for Jostens 10 K gold. I believe it was the mainteance people they have keys. it was not the only then stolen and i di report to the apartment complex and asked ro replaced locks and ibrought my own locks too which they did nit have access to. the ring was gold and had my garnet stone and capricorn signed as well as the scool logo picturen and i graduated 1983, it meant so much to me.It had a crack which i was going to fix, withat that ring i had my JHS ring which was sterling they did not take that one, because it was not gold. I lived atthat complex 2 years or less before i moved that when they went in and stole it. How can i go about replacing it can someone help me or if someone knows or seen it , it had my name engraved by signature Maritza Santiago it will mean so much to me if found. Please jotens help me replaced if not found. Thank you…..

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  • October 28, 2020 at 7:14 am

    I lost my class ring from Uniondale hs 1992… it has an blueish/ purple color stone.. name Stephanie. Lost in Rockville centre ny

  • November 26, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    My class ring was stolen from my home in GA 2019…yellow gold pike county high school with ruby stone…had 2 hearts one on other side of center…19 in one 86 in other…tmg initials
    ..after it was stolen I called artcarved …they had told me when we purchased it 1983-84 that if ever lost stolen or fire it would be replaced or replaceable with the police report…come to find out they don’t make that mold anymore…i was crushed and still am!!
    .what I would give for mine…felt like a fm stole for drug money..i have pics..i sure wish the mold could be remade

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  • January 15, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Hi! My name is Shayne Bolds, my class ring was very valuable to me. It was greatly earned and cherished after graduating from St. Augustine high school in 1989. Mostly my parents worked hard to make sure honors were given with appreciation. I really need help search for this Purple and Gold passion.

  • January 15, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Hi! My name is Shayne Bolds, my class ring was very valuable to me. It was greatly earned and cherished after graduating from St. Augustine high school in 1989. Mostly my parents worked hard to make sure honors were given with appreciation. I really need help search for this Purple and Gold passion.
    Due to hurricane katrina it was displaced when i returned and I’ve been lost without it. A St. Augustine high school Marching 100 with initials SMB inside.

  • January 15, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    round opal class ring ehhs 1970. stolen from home. (sg) thanks

  • March 2, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Hey, I got my class ring from Lansdowne Senior High School Lansdowne Maryland in 1986. It was sunburst blue stone graduating yr 19 on one side 86 on other! Knight mascot on side idk on other side!! But it was 10 1/4 size. Sterling silver, initials on inside SLG ! I’m in a wheelchair 🦼 it was stolen from my home when I was moving had several family & friends helping so idk who took it!! Don’t want to accuse wrong person! But I’m very heartbroken that I still haven’t found it went missing around 1998-2000ish!!! I’m hopeful that someone finds it and I get it back!!! Thanx

  • April 5, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    My Mom got me my class ring for a Christmas gift from Elis Jewelry Store in Seymour Indiana. It was gold with diamonds on the side and November for the center stone with Jennings County High School. 19 on side 89 on the other and my initial RDR on the inside of the band. My house got broken into and it got stolen. I turned it into home owners insurance cause I had a lot of stuff taken. I got it replaced. Only to have it stolen again by my son’s drug addict girlfriend at his house this time. Since then my mom was murdered and I was shot in the head by her husband, but that class ring meant so much to me cause I knew how hard my mom had to work so I could have it.

  • April 10, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Nobody responds to these posts. So don’t waste your time. This page should be taken down.

  • August 17, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    My husband lost my ring in 1949 in Big Wheeling Creek. It was from.Sherrard HS in West Virginia.It was manufactured by Balfour ,It was a small gold ring class 1948. I know this is a long shot but I would like to replace it

  • October 3, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    ilost my classring while diving off the coast of south vietnam. i graduated from coosa high school in 1960, iwould like a replacemetmade in platinum. because platinum will never wear out.carol

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