The Class Diamond
Any time Stanford students or alumni meet for the first time the first question they ask is ‘what year are you?’ Stanford students in the same class year share a special bond, more so than at most schools, and that class year pride lasts a lifetime.
The Class Diamond is one of the most cherished images of the Stanford experience because it is your identity at Stanford social events, reunions and tailgates, and it indicates the best part of the Stanford Magazine: the Class Notes. Now, for the first time ever, you can represent your class with your very own hand made sterling silver Class Diamond collectible from Collegiate Silver.
All Class Diamond products are designed and hand made by Waddie CrazyHorse, Stanford '10. Waddie uses a blend of modern technological and “old school” hand-wrought techniques. Being a 3rd-generation Native American silversmith, jewelry design runs in Waddie’s family history, and he enjoys honoring the heritage he has been blessed with. The quality of hand made jewelry and the attention to detail distinguishes Collegiate Silver’s jewelry line as not just another logo product, but one that is appropriate for the Stanford University community. Collegiate Silver’s class diamond products look just like the class diamonds lining the walkway of the Quad at Stanford University. The Class Diamond will be instantly recognizable by any student or alumnus.
When you pre-order your Class Diamond, your money goes directly to the production costs that will make this project happen: purchasing special tooling to make the class diamonds and materials like injectable wax, high-quality plaster, oxy-acetylene and of course, sterling silver casting grain. A successful fundraising campaign will help Collegiate Silver achieve so much in 2013, including the debut of Stanford graduation rings and a successful expansion to similar products for Cal, USC, and UCLA. Please remember that every dollar helps, and that even if you cannot pledge, please share this page with friends, family and any Stanford supporters you may know.
Learn more about the Collegiate Silver journey here: Peninsula Press Article
Thank you for your support!
Personalization | Final Details
After the end of the campaign, Waddie will send you a follow-up email confirming your:
- Style (Pin/ Pendant/ Earrings)
- Initials (if applicable)
- Shipping address
- website URL hyperlink (optional)
Class Diamond Clutch Pin | appx .75" x .75"
Class Diamond Lapel Pin | appx 1.25" x 1.25"
Class Diamond Pendant | Hung on 30" leather cord | appx 1.25" x 1.5"
Class Diamond Earrings | appx .75" x .75"
About the artist: Red Dakota "Waddie" CrazyHorse
Red Dakota “Waddie” CrazyHorse hails from Cochiti Pueblo, NM.
Waddie pursued a B.A. in Native American Studies at Stanford University in June 2011. Upon graduating, Waddie was unsure what direction he should take in life: pursue the Native American art industry and work out of his father’s NM studio, or find employment in the Bay Area--the place he grew to love. Waddie realized that he could get the best of both worlds and decided to 'wing it' and start a silversmithing (ad)venture in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Team on This Campaign:
Owner, Collegiate Silver