Did You Know?
Balfour created a custom ring to honor the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Gig 'Em! Aggie Ring Makes a Statement Worldwide
The Texas A&M “Aggie Ring” is the most visible symbol of the network that connects alumni around the world.
The ring is as deep in symbolism as it is in tradition, and has not seen significant change since the first
ring was produced in 1889.
Making an Aggie Ring is not unlike wearing one: not just anyone can do it. Balfour, who has manufactured Aggie Rings since 1947, makes nearly 10,000 rings per year. It is one of the most prestigious jobs in the plant – a position granted to the most talented craftspeople. More than 30 individuals will handle the ring during the entire manufacturing process.
Learn more about the Texas A&M Aggie Ring tradition
Watch a video of the ring-making process
Porter Garner, President and CEO of the Association of Former Students talks about what the Aggie Ring means to him