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Knights Templar Jewelry

by Alan Fairchild
(Rockford,IL)

Pasadena Knights Templar

Pasadena Knights Templar

I am a Master Mason in Illinois. A family member sent me some of their family's Masonic Jewelry which they do not have any stories regarding them. I would like to know more about this item, if anyone knows,...when it was produced, by whom, for whom, etc...Thank you for your help.









Simon: If anyone has a duplicate or similar piece to this Pasadena Knights Templar piece and knows more details about it, please feel free to share and compare.

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Apr 15, 2012
Knights Templar #31 Jewel
by: Anonymous

As a Knights Templar, I can tell you the above jewel is a members Knights Templar #31 Jewel. It was usually given to you after you received the Order of the Temple, which is the 13th degree or last degree/order numerically in the York Rite.

It's the same as my 32° from the AASR, all the information, just crammed into fewer ceremonies that are longer and take more time to confer, with some extra info too.

The jewel is for Pasadena Commandery N°31 Knights Templar. As it incorporates the Malta jewel, this was probably the only jewel worn besides the officers jewel or Past Commanders jewel, unless California wears the Order of the Red Cross Jewel on their coat. Some States do, others don't.

As a young Mason myself, if you haven't taken the time to join the York Rite/KT, I highly recommend it!

Aug 05, 2011
Exactly Right
by: Anonymous

JwinNC is exactly right. not really sure where the others have gotten the information.

Apr 28, 2011
Commandery Badge
by: JWinNC

This is a Commandery Badge. It would appear to be for Pasadena Commandery No. 31, Knights Templar.

There are no degree numbers for degrees and orders in the York Rite, so the number indicates the Commandery's number in the Grand Commandery of its jurisdiction.

Commandery badges were worn on the Templar coat along with the Malta jewel and any officer jewels.


Apr 14, 2011
The Real Answer
by: Anonymous

What I just sent you has good meaning, but the real answer is the K stands Knights, and the T stands for Templar, the 31 stands for 31st degree, Pasadena is where the brother received his degree, Pasadena, California. The family member of yours belonged to the Knights Templar and received his 31st degree in Pasadena.

There are 32 degrees in the Knights Templar. The only thing is what was the name of the lodge your family member was a part of, and where in Pasadena, California was his lodge.

Usually on the back of emblems, medals, badges, will have a name of the company or person's initials that made the item.

When the item was made you might never know unless you can find the company or person that made that item. A lot of times you might not find out when it was made.

Apr 14, 2011
The Real Answer
by: Anonymous

What I just sent you has good meaning, but the real answer is the K stands Knights, and the T stands for Templar, the 31 stands for 31st degree, Pasadena is where the brother received his degree, Pasadena, California. The family member of yours belonged to the Knights Templar and received his 31st degree in Pasadena. There are 32 degrees in the Knights Templar.

Apr 14, 2011
A guess
by: Anonymous

The K stands for 31, and the T stands for 4.60 There are 32 stages with the knights Templar as well as Scottish Rite.

What exactly is the 4.60 I'm not to sure of. The 4 can stand for lots of things such as 1/4th. The 4 could be 1/4th of 60, which = 15, which is also another number from the pass. Good luck!

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