Great Grandfather's Scottish Rite Ring
(Las Vegas, NV)
Antique Scottish Rite ring
While cleaning out some of my great grandfather's old belongings I came across this ring and wanted to see if anyone could give some information on it.
It was with his Masonic Bible issued to him in 1942 at Occidental Lodge 22 in San Mateo, CA. by Master: R.L. Peters.
I won't waste your time asking what the symbols mean since I assume looking them up will be simple. I'm curious about it's rarity and worth outside the price of gold. Definitely not looking to sell it, but I'd love to know what it's worth at least.
The ring in the photo is a Scottish Rite ring, Michael. The Scottish Rite is one of many appendant bodies within Freemasonry.
For more detailed information about some of the symbols on your Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonry ring, here is the page I have already written about another piece of Scottish Rite jewelry.
As to its monetary value, I cannot say, as I am not a Masonic jewelry collector nor a jeweler. Jewelry is a subjective entity. What one person passionately believes to be beautiful, another may find to be only mediocre. So, it's value is actually in the eye of the beholder.
There are Masonic jewelry collectors, most of whom you will find, use E-Bay to both buy and sell Freemason jewelry.
Hope this is helpful, Michael. I'm sure your great grandfather's Scottish Rite ring was worn by him with great pride.
Thank you for sharing it with everyone.