Masonic Charm Bracelet
Masonic Charm Bracelet
I got a piece of jewelery from a jeweler who thought that it wasn't the right thing to sell in his store and had had it for at least 25 years.
From this web site I've been able to identify some of the charms on this Masonic charm bracelet, but don't know the rest, and it looks like it broke at one end but it is right now the perfect bracelet length.
But I would just like to know what the others mean, and where they are from. Plus I noticed on the back of the clasp is the number # 11 1/2 scratched on.
It goes in order (left to right) a cross with a crook, a gavel, a cup, a bushel of corn, a crown with a cross staff, two keys, a broken pillar, twin feathers, a drill, the square and compass with a G, a crown with a cross, a block with a circle inside with the letters: KSHTWSST, the mason apron and, a double headed eagle clutching a sword that has a triangle with the number 32.
OK. Let's go through them.
- A Cross with a Crook: This is the symbol of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Members are comprised of both men and women, who must be members in good standing of the Order of the Eastern Star.
- A Masonic Gavel
- A Cup: This is not a cup because it has no handle. It is a chalice. It is a part of the furniture of a Commandery of Knights Templar, as well as some of the higher degrees of the French and Scottish Rites within Freemasonry.
- A Bushel of Corn: This is actually called a Sheaf of Corn
- A Crown with a Cross Staff: This is discussed on the Scottish Rite Jewelry page.
- Two Keys: This symbol represents the Lodge Treasurer's jewels of office. You can read more about them on the Lodge Officer Duties page.
- A Broken Pillar: Freemasons refer to this symbol as the 'Broken Column'. You can read more about it on my page Masonic Widow Pin Presentations
- Twin Feathers: This symbol represents the Lodge Secretary's jewels of office. You can read more about them on the Lodge Officer Duties page.
- A Drill: I am unaware of a drill being a Masonic symbol. This charm on your bracelet is too small for me to see its details, so I cannot say what it is.
- The Square and Compass with a G
- A Crown with a Cross: This is a symbol used by the Knights Templar, which is part of the York Rite of Freemasonry.
- A Block with a Circle inside with the letters: KSHTWSST: The Scottish Rite Jewelry page should help you answer this.
- The Mason Apron
- A Double Headed Eagle Clutching a Sword that has a triangle with the number 32: See the page, Scottish Rite Jewelry, above.
As for the # 11 1/2, which you say is scratched onto your Masonic Charm Bracelet, I do not know.
Thanks for writing, Victoria. Hope this is helpful.