The Masonic Ring sometimes referred to as the Freemason Ring or Mason Ring is symbolic of many of the concepts believed in by a Freemason. The circular shape of the Freemason ring demonstrates the "eternity of the circle", or in the case of a square or rectangle shape, the Masonic ring demonstrates "on the square". This "eternal" nature represents the bond of a Mason to another Mason and to the brotherhood of Freemasonry, in the same way that a wedding ring would show the bond of one person to another.
The Masonic Ring will normally display the Masonic "square and compass," the universal symbols of Freemasonry. The Masonic ring may also feature the letter "G" in the middle. The "G" symbolizes the word GAOTU, an acronym for "great architect of the universe". The ring will feature these symbols raised on the surface. Many Freemason Rings will display the plumb and trowel on the sides of the shank.
The Mason's ring is also a visual sign to the world of a member's dedication to the Masonic fraternity, as well as his authenticity, a concept that Free Masons describe as a "cable tow," a binding of the person to Free Masonry forever.
There are certain rules and etiquette involved with wearing a 3rd Degree Masonic Ring or Blue Lodge Masonic ring. First of all, only a Master Mason should wear a Freemasons Ring. The ring is also generally worn on the third finger of the right hand. Typically, a Mason would not wear more than one Masonic Ring unless the Master Mason is a member of more than one branch or lodge. Fox Jewelry has the largest selection of Masonic jewelry available anywhere!
The Masonic Ring is the most recognizable symbol of the world's largest fraternity; the Freemasons. Most commonly, the Masonic Ring is shown with a compass and square on the top. The sides of the shank on the Masonic Ring typically display the plumb and trowel. If the ring has a stone, it is typically either a black onyx, synthetic ruby or blue spinel. The color of the stone on the Masonic Ring has no significance. There at least a couple of opinions as to whether the wearer of the Masonic Ring should wear the ring with the points of the compass either facing towards the wearer or away from them.
The square is the symbol of all earthly, the compass is symbolic of heavenly perfection. In a combined emblem, the ends of the square point up as a symbol of man's aspirations toward God; the points of the compass point down to represent heavenly qualities coming down from God to earth. Given that, it seems that the proper way to wear the Masonic Ring would be that in which its symbolism is best expressed; namely; when the hand is held in its usual position the points of the compass are towards the earth and away from the wearer's eyes. In order to wear the Masonic Ring, you must have achieved the degree of Master Mason.
The Freemasons can trace their roots back to 1717 when four lodges in London joined to form the Grand Lodge of England. Some historians say that the freemasons can trace their roots back to the time of ancient Egypt.
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