The Ring-A World of Meaning
Custom crafted for Texas State, the design of the Official Ring is based
upon our revered heritage and culture. Centered on the top of the
Official Ring is a Texas “lone-star” set upon an oak and laurel leaf
wreath. As an option, the star can be highlighted with a cubic zirconia
or diamond. Around the crown of the ring, the Texas State University
name and 1899 founding date are spelled out.
The left side of the ring features Texas State’s original campus
building, the red-gable roofed Old Main, with “tubers” floating by on
the steady flow of the San Marcos River. San Marcos gave birth to the
university by giving it Chautauqua Hill-the hill where Old Main opened
its doors in 1903. Since the late 1800s, people traveled from miles
around to Chautauqua Hill to meet. Today, Old Main is the focal point of
campus, perched above the “Quad” which is still the central gathering
place for students.