Custom crafted for the University of Northern Iowa, the motifs for the design of the Official Ring of UNI are based upon the University's most cherished traditions and history.
The top of the ring features the UNI Campanile with the University of Northern Iowa name and founding date of 1876 spelled out around the crown. For many, the UNI Campanile is the most memorable symbol of UNI. The Campanile was built in 1926 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of UNI. The four bells, which sound on the hour and quarter hour, are dedicated to the president of the university, the school children of Iowa, the faculty, and UNI students and alumni.
The inside of the ring is inscribed with "LUX," which is taken from the University's seal. LUX, the Latin word for light, has been a part of the University seal since it was first created in 1876. The word LUX and the burning lamp of knowledge remained the centerpieces of the seal through the University's history. It is included as a reminder of UNI's dedication to educating students who will serve as the light of the future.
The ring is custom-made in your choice of 10K or 14K yellow or white gold. The UNI 1876 spell-out around the crown of the ring can also be highlighted with an epoxy finish in the purple UNI color.
Rings are presented at the Official Ring Ceremony which takes place annually in April. All ring recipients are encouraged to take part. This is a memorable event at which your family and friends will be honored to share in the commemoration of your academic achievements.
Balfour, the ring supplier, provides an interest-free monthly installment plan. Your purchase is protected by a lifetime warranty that also includes free resizing and refinishing. Balfour guarantees
Wear the ring, and carry its meaning with you.
For more information visit the Balfour Web site.