After years of going to school and killing it in the classroom, it鈥檚 time to celebrate聽all that hard work with a stylish symbol: your class ring.聽But sometimes 鈥斅爋kay, most of the time 鈥 the class rings in those聽brochures just don鈥檛 cut it. Instead of settling for an overpriced piece you won鈥檛 actually wear, try a fashionable twist with an alternative, modern take on the class ring. Scroll on for 11聽rings that you鈥檙e not just going to keep in your jewelry box after you graduate.

Anthro

1. Obelus Ring ($98): This ring is out of this world with its brass band and blue sandstone, and will always remind you to shoot for the stars in your future endeavors. Bonus: Your teacher will give you an A+ for being too fashionable for school.

Arrow Ring

2.聽Arrow Ring ($5): Arrows symbolize direction and forward movement, which is exactly what you鈥檙e looking for, amirite? Go forward with your decision to make this beauty your post-grad聽ring.

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3.聽Emerald, Opal + Diamond Ring ($295): Find a ring that matches your school colors in a style you鈥檙e more likely to rock regularly. (Hopefully聽emerald, opal and diamond are your colors ;)聽The gold band complements the stones and can easily be stacked with other minimalist聽rings.

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4.聽Magic Forest Ring ($88): You might be聽saying so long to your woodsy liberal arts college, but you don鈥檛 have to put those days behind you forever. Keep in touch with Mother Nature by buying this branch-like ring. It comes in green amethyst or a blue topaz for a girly finish.聽Can鈥檛 decide which one you want? Buy both! You deserve it.

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5.聽UXO Hex Ring ($44): Give your BFFs some lovin鈥 by wearing this 18k gold-plated ring. Each side of this hex ring can represent one of your gal pals. While saying goodbye can be hard, at least you鈥檒l have this ring to remember all the good times.

Bali caged

6.聽Bali Caged Ring ($58): Here鈥檚 another colorful accessory that could capture your school colors. Satisfy your inner wanderlust by wearing this three-band caged ring with center stones. It鈥檚 unique enough to turn some heads, and pretty enough for your classmates to ask where you got it. Make sure you buy this ring before聽your backpacking adventure through Europe.

Zara

7.聽Colored Jewel Rings ($18): Instead of going solo, snag a set and give one to a friend so you鈥檒l remember each other foreverrrr. This colorful set is perfect for you and your BFF. No matter how far you guys move, this will always connect you to each other. In addition to聽Facebook, of course, but this is more stylish.

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8. Battle Diagram Ring ($150): These charming ships and engraved wave pattern will keep you cheerful and holding steady, and will help you celebrate your ship finally sailing off into the real world.

Petra Gold

9.聽Petra Gold Plated Ring ($280): Start your new adventure on a positive note. This gem is known to harmonize positive and negative energy. Wear it聽for that聽job interview that you are totally going to score.

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10.聽Flat Top Ring ($150):聽This simple ring has so many possibilities 鈥 you can engrave your graduation year, your alma mater鈥檚 name or even an inside joke with you and your besties. It鈥檒l be a piece of jewelry you treasure forever.

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11.聽Diamond Arrow Ring ($598): Okay, so it鈥檚 kind聽of聽a splurge, but can this ring be any more perfect? Its聽four black diamonds can symbolize the four years you鈥檝e completed in school, plus an聽arrow to symbolize聽how you鈥檙e always moving聽forward. Anticipating the future never looked so chic.

What are you thinking of buying for your class ring? Tell us in the comments below!