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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 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 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. 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.