Preserving Family History

Photographing High School Rings

I’ll admit, while I was in high school, I wore a lot of rings. I wore my mother’s high school ring, a gold letter D ring, a silver James Avery Flag Girl ring, and a silver dolphin ring.

That’s four rings, not counting the rings of boyfriends when we were dating. When I was a senior in high school, I also had a pearl and diamond ring that I won at a pageant, and my own high school ring (see above). I’ll admit that this was too much. Thankfully, not every ring was the same size so that I could spread them out on my fingers a bit. I just wish I had thought to photograph myself with all the jewelry.

I shared in the Mother/Daughter ring post how having the rings stacked didn’t work out too well. I do like the placement of the “D” ring on my high school ring. Perhaps the difference in size makes these rings compliment rather than compete with each other. Also, I placed the D ring on the side where my name is engraved. That conveys a subtle message as well. Gotta love when I can provide genealogical information in my photography!

Long story short, sometimes arranging rings so that they touch or are stacked can be a total flop. Other times, the arrangement is awesome. It doesn’t hurt to try.

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.


  • Devon Lee

    Amanda. That's awesome. Today, I'm happy to only have two rings per hand… wedding and Aggie. Many of the other rings will soon be in a shadow box (once I figure out how to make one, erg). Thanks for stopping by. Your comments brighten my day.

  • Amanda (the librarian)

    Six rings is not too many. That is the number I regularly wear. My high school ring, my husband's high school ring, my college ring (Gig 'Em!), my wedding ring, and two rings from my grandmother. All on different fingers though.

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