How to Identify a Josten's Insignia Ring

by Linda Zukauskas ; Updated September 28, 2017

The inside of a ring can tell you who made it.

Gold Ring image by Sujit Mahapatra from Fotolia.com

Jostens rings commemorate experiences and celebrate achievements, such as high school or college graduations and sporting victories. As such, their sentimental value can vastly outweigh their monetary value, despite the fact that the jewelry company produces rings in precious metals and stones.

Clean the ring with soap and water to make the next steps easier.

Examine the inside of the ring using a magnifying glass or jeweler’s eye loupe.

Verify the presence of the word “Jostens” or a diamond shape surrounding the letter “J” on the inside of the band.


  • If you have lost or found a ring, go to the Jostens website for help. Jostens maintains a list of found rings that people have returned to the company in hope of ruinitng the ring with its owner.

    If the ring does not have the Jostens hallmark, it isn’t a Jostens insignia ring. However, other marks might indicate the manufacturer or the material. For example, a gold ring may be stamped with 10K on the inside band.

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Linda Zukauskas began writing in 1989. She is now a freelance writer for nonprofits and municipalities. Zukauskas is also a reporter for "Voices" newspaper. Her work has appeared in various online publications. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.