My Beloved's sister, she who finds Christmas treasures from the past for us each year, sent him this item along with the purple plates - his prep school class ring. 1964.
He asked me to go steady. Isn't that cute?
It's a little too big for even my biggest finger, but isn't that always how it was? The girls would wrap the shank of the ring in wool yarn to size it, or wear it on a chain around their necks.
Do kids today still go steady? Do they text their girlfriends immediately to spread the news? I'm sure the thrilling emotions don't change, but perhaps the expression of those feelings does.