Carolina Bronze recently had the pleasure of working with Virginia Tech University to create a large scale class ring for installation on the campus.
The Big Ring features a side recreated from the 1911 ring and the university side of the 2011 class ring. The bezel includes the shield of the seal of Virginia Tech and the linking chain of class numerals – 1911 on one side and 2011 on the other. The CAD models were created by Balfour, the current Virginia Tech ring company. The prototype modeling and casting using the lost wax technique were done by Carolina Bronze Sculpture. The final finishing work was completed by Professor Emeritus Steve Bickley who also oversaw technical aspects of the project. For more information about the project, visit Big Ring.