The ring statue was unveiled on Oct. 14, 2011. The statue is made of bronze and weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. It was a gift to The Citadel Alumni Association from Palmetto Balfour, a national class ring manufacturer. Each Parents’ Weekend, the numbers on the crest of the ring are changed to represent the current class of seniors receiving their rings. The statue was made at the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop, Texas.