Precious Metals

Brass Rats are available in the following metals:

  • Yellow Gold: 10K, 14K or 18K
  • White Gold: 10K, 14K or 18K
  • Rose Gold: 10K
  • Extreme Silver

Extreme Silver, Rose Gold, and White Gold rings are offered with the options of Regular Antiquing or a Natural Finish. Yellow Gold Brass Rats are available with a Natural Finish, Light Antiquing, or Regular Antiquing.

White Gold and Ultrium both contain Nickel. Extreme Silver is a Nickel-free option.

Natural Finish
Light Antique
Regular Antique


Ultrium is a type of stainless steel containing Nickel, used in jewellery. This year, for the first time, the Ultrium ring is available with two different PVD coatings: Brass and Stealth.


The Brass and Stealth finish is applied through a process called PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating. PVD is used in several different industries including; Aerospace, Medical, Nautical and Automotive. PVD coating differs from Electro Plating in the sense that a thin film of material is deposited using a vacuum process rather than a bath or tank. The coating actually bombards the physical composition of the metal and then creates a thin layer on top; as opposed to “covering” the metal during the plating.

The advantages include:

  • Increased hardness
  • Inspect Strength
  • Durability
  • Extended corrosion resistance
  • More environmentally friendly than traditional plating, coating or painting.



This year, a variety of accessories will also be available, adorned with the Brass Rat bezel design. Accessories may be bought for family members too. Options and Prices will be available at Ring Sales. Alternatively, you can browse and purchase them on the Herff Jones’


Ring sizing is available at Ring Sales in Lobby 13. Bezels are available in Extra-Small, Small, Medium, and Large. Note, however, that one’s finger size does not dictate which bezel size one should choose, but it is a good indication of what bezel would best suit your hand.

When choosing a size, remember to take into account that room temperature will have an influence on your fit - a cold finger shrinks while a hot finger expands causing an inaccurate reading. If you hesitate between two sizes, always go with the larger one. If your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, measure both the base of the finger and knuckle and select a size in between the two.


Size 10K 14K 18K Ultrium Extreme
X Sm $487 $586 $791 $150 $260 $280
Small $532 $655 $914 $150 $295 $280
Med $679 $900 $1243 $150 $335 $280
Large $787 $1014 $1464 $150 $380 $280

Pricing includes: Inside engraving (up to 17 characters) in script or block lettering; choice of yellow or white gold, Ultrium, or Extreme Silver; choice of ring finish, and Limited Lifetime Warranty. Students purchasing a gold MIT ring are eligible to purchase a companion ring of the same size and style in Ultrium for $80.

Herff Jones offers a choice of Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Herff Jones College Payment Plans. You can call in your payments by dialing our customer service number at 1-800-837-4235 before April 8, 2017 in order to receive your ring for class ring delivery event.

Payment Plans


You may pay for your order in full with a check, money order, credit card or debit card.


Upon submission of your order, Herff Jones will charge one-fourth or one-sixth of your total balance due (including tax) to your credit card. You agree to pay the remaining balance in three or five equal, automated, consecutive monthly payments thereafter. You may enjoy wearing your ring while completing your payment plan. You can call in your payments by dialing Herff Jones’ customer service number at 1-800-837-4235.


According to the terms, you agree to pay the minimum $50.00 non-refundable deposit to begin production of your MIT ring. You will be required to pay the remaining balance in full prior to the shipment of your order.


Herff Jones stands behind each ring we sell. Each of the custom features of your ring are carefully and skillfully crafted. Our high standards are your assurance of lasting satisfaction. Your ring, given reasonable care, will endure for a lifetime. Herff Jones fully warrants the ring to be free from defects in workmanship and/or material for the lifetime of the ring. If the ring cannot be repaired or replaced, a refund will be made. The following services will be performed free of charge for life:

  • Repair defects in workmanship or material
  • Restore the original finish of the ring
  • Resize the ring
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. To make a claim under this warranty, contact the Warranty Services Department or send your ring and letter of instruction via an insured and trackable method to:
Warranty Services Dept. 150 Herff Jones Way, Warwick, RI 02888