When I realized (about a year ago) that, as a home schooler, I wouldn't be getting a high school graduation ring, I knew I had to do something about it. Over the next few months, in between heavy senior school work and my robotics team, I researched several different kinds of graduation rings and designed this it in Fusion 360. I needed to make sure it'd fit (as a guy I'd never worn a ring before) so I ordered it in Shapeways Fine Detail Plastic (the prototype). I then ordered it in polished bronze and was super stoked to get it late last August. (It took me a while to finalize every detail.) When it first arrived it almost looked like real gold, but quickly tarnished in a way that I really like. The photos below are of it in its tarnished state. Every detail has a meaning to it: The symbol on top is a custom "logo" based around my initials and the meaning of my name. The symbol seem on the ring is backwards, though, as I chose to do a signet ring instead of trying to figure out how to set a gemstone in a custom ring. (I had a few ideas for how to do this but, in the end, I went for the best option for my budget which meant not buying a gemstone.) The gear is for my involvement in robotics throughout high school The crown with the sword (as well as the fish on the side) represent two of the home school groups I was involved in in high school The three runes towards the top (opposite side of the 2018) spell my nickname in Angerthas Erebor (thus displaying my LOTR fandom). The fish (previously mentioned) doubles as it also represents my faith.