For years, Jostens has been creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and keepsakes for the US military and academies. With a rich history working side-by-side with our service men and women, we understand the sacrifices and commitment you make each day. We’re proud to create pieces for you that will last forever — just like our gratitude for your service.
US Military Branch Collection
Take pride in your military achievements with jewelry you can customize to tell your story. We offer collections for every US military branch, designed to capture your honor and dedication for a lifetime. Collections vary by military branch.
US Military Academy Collections
Whether you’re celebrating your graduation or preserving your memories, you’ll find the right fit in our US Military Academy collections — from custom military rings to lapel pins.
Collections vary by military academy.
Saluting Your Service With Military Jewelry
Jostens Supports VFW Foundation
Jostens sponsored the VFW Foundation’s “Return the Favor” campaign, which honors, celebrates and supports active-duty military, veterans and their families. We’ve also supported VFW Foundation events including the Salute To Military Families weekend at Michigan International Speedway, and look forward to continuous contributions to the organization.
Jostens Receives Army-Navy "E" Award
During World War II, Jostens produced precision parts for the US Army Air Corps. Our quality workmanship twice earned us the Army-Navy “E” award for excellence. Jostens is the only jewelry manufacturer in the world to receive this honor. And it’s a foundation we continue to build upon to establish ourselves not as a vendor, but as a partner to the United States Military.
Stones with "cuts" producing flat surfaces on top and bottom. (An example, most diamonds have these "cuts" or facets on top.)
The surface of the stone is buff or smooth.
An effect created by actually cutting symmetrical grooves into the underside of the stone.
Old English Letter, Special Emblems. Stones must be smooth cut.
Feature a a symbol of your choice set beneath your stone. Sunburst stones not available with a protected emblem.
Primarily set in synthetic stones due to the hardness level. We do not place tube sets in genuine stones with the exception of black onyx and hematite.
*Availability may vary by design.
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Aquamarine
- April: White Spinel
- May: Shamrock Spinel
- June: Alexandrite
- July: Ruby
- August: Peridot
- September: Fire Blue Spinel
- October: Rose Zircon
- November: Topaz
- December: Blue Zircon
Genuine and Other Stone Choices
- Genuine Black Onyx
- Blue Star Sapphire
- Rose Star Sapphire
- Laurel Top (with one 12 or 25 pt accent stone - cubic zirconia or diamond)
- Cluster Top (with seven 5 pt cubic zirconias or diamonds)
See your service branch for available panels for the ring sides.
Jostens offers a variety of metal choices including white and yellow gold, Silver Elite®, Solaris Elite®, Lustrium® and Questra.
Jostens offers gold in 2 colors and 3 karat qualities:
Yellow Gold: Because of its durability and lasting value over time, gold is a wise investment. Gold has been the standard for jewelry for over 4000 years.
White Gold: Has the same lasting qualities and value as yellow gold, but different metal.
18K: 75% pure gold, 25% metal allow
14K: 58.5% pure gold, 41.5% metal allow
10K: 41.7% pure gold, 58.3% metal allow
This radiant yellow 6K metal alloy is beautiful and affordable. We've combined durability and affordability to create our exclusive yellow 6K alloy.
A precious metal alloy primarily composed of silver with elements of palladium and gold, coated with a rhodium plating.
Rhodium Plating - A member of the Platinum metals group. Rhodium is a silvery, metallic colored precious metal. It is an extremely hard material and is highly resistant to corrosion and it is used extensively in the fine jewelry industry. Rhodium provides protection for Silver Elite®, coating it to help prevent tarnish and scratches. It is very durable and prevents skin oil from dulling the ring. Rhodium is most commonly plated on white gold and sterling silver jewelry.
A non-precious metal alloy that is silver in color. It is a hard metal and fairly durable, but does not have the same value and characteristics as gold. Lustrium® will react to oxygen and thus may require additional care and cleaning.
Same characteristics as Lustrium®, but yellow in color because of coating with 23 karat yellow gold.
*Nickel is included in the following metal mixes: Lustrium®, Yellow Lustrium®, and all white gold.
You can further personalize your ring by having either your initials or full name added to the inside of your ring.
Jostens reserves the right to refuse any and all orders containing offensive or inappropriate language as determined by Jostens.
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Customer Service Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday Phone: 1.800.433.5671
Jostens Military, 148 E Broadway, Owatonna, MN 55060
The Bezel comes in oval and/or rectangle styles. Choose the wording you want to have around your stone from the listing in your branch of service.
Note: Some wording is only available in one bezel style.
There are a number of other shanks, stones, protected emblems and encrustings that are available but not listed on the site. Please call us at 1.800.433.5671 for more information.
Academy Class Years
The following is a list of the graduation years that have class rings and accessory items available.