Masonic rings and attaining Masonic degrees are somewhat mysterious to many
Masonic rings make a statement about the person who wears one.
Masonic Ring Meaning
- Q: Why do Master Masons wear Masonic rings?
- A: To be forever bound to your obligation, which is your
solemn promise, made of your own free will, before the Great Architect of
the Universe, as well as your family, friends and brothers signifying your
true and heartfelt desire to be forever bound in unity with the fraternity.
What is it about this circlet around a Freemason's finger that
provides such an emotional feeling of wholeness, of stability, and
inner completeness which each man craves in his very soul?
The Eternity of the Circle: Marriage, too, is the heartfelt
promise before the Great Architect to be forever bound in unity
Marriage is a legal and emotional bond which ties 2
people together before
their family, friends and our Creator,...but
it is only in the act of the
promise that true marital unity begins.
Therefore, within Freemasonry, the only thing that sets a
from other men is his heartfelt desire, his
promise,...his oath...his obligation,...his
word... which bonds him
to the fraternity...because he is, technically, free
to leave the
fraternity at any time he so chooses.
As our Creator has bestowed Free Will upon each of us, so, too,
Cable Tow: Masonic rings are a visual sign to the world
Masonic secret, here)...of the Cable Tow binding you to the
and the brotherhood to you. It is the newly found
desire, ... the intense
inner and intrinsic need of every man to be
a part of a group of others who
hold similar beliefs and purposes.
Seal of Authenticity: Your Masonic ring is an outward
your authenticity as a Master Mason within the brotherhood.
The Promise: Therefore, as you can see, it is only in
the act of
the “promise” before the Creator from which brotherhood
its true strength and beauty.
- Q: When did men begin wearing a Freemason ring?
- A: No one knows, exactly, but they are not of new origin.
- Q: How should I wear my Masonic ring?...with the points
of the legs of the Compasses facing toward me or with the points of the legs
facing away from me?...which is correct?
- A: M.S.A.N.A.'s, (the Masonic Service
Association of North America) response is that it may be worn either
way. ..the 2 points of the compasses may point inwardly, to the brother to remind him
of his obligation or the 2 points of the compasses may point outwardly, toward others, to show an outward sign of the wearer's authenticity as a Master Mason.
Historically, a Masonic Signet ring, is displayed outwardly.
- Q: Why are most (not all) of these rings, gold?
- A: The short answer is that it is because of the high
value and esteem with which gold has enjoyed across the millenniums (thousands
of years). For a more complete answer, you may find more information on the Masonic
Rings - Gold page.
- Q: Which symbol is most commonly found upon the face of
a Masonic Lodge ring?
- A: The Square and Compasses.
- Q: Why?
- A: The symbols of the square and compasses denote several
Masonic ideologies, but historically... somewhat analogous (like) to Boaz
and Jachin, they symbolize 2 triangles, one pointing upward into the Heavens
toward our Creator, and one pointing downward toward Earth ...and to man,
our Creator's creation.
- Q: Are there other types of Masonic rings in addition
to Masonic lodge (Master Mason) rings?
- A: Yes. There is no absolutely correct standard face
which belongs to any of these rings, as craftsmen create them in many different
In addition to Master Mason rings, there are rings for Past
Masters, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Knights Templar, Masonic Military Rings
and Eastern Star Rings, etc.
Masonic Tools Ring
14K Gold With Blue Stone
10K Gold Past Master's Ring
14K Yellow Gold With Onyx Stone
14K Gold with Red Stone
33rd Degree Scottish Rite 18K Gold Plated Ring
32nd Degree Scottish Rite 18K Gold Plated Ring
Knights Templar Ring
32nd Degree Scottish Rite Double Eagle 18K Gold Plated
18K Gold Plated Knights Templar Shield and Sword Ring
10K Gold Knights Templar Ring
Stainless Steel Blue Carbon Inlay Masonic Ring
Tungsten Carbide Square and Compasses
Tungsten Carbide Square and Compasses with Cross
Beveled Edge Tungsten Carbide Rings
Laser Etched Tungsten Carbide Masonic Ring
Tungsten Carbide Masonic Ring
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Stainless Steel With Gold Etched Masonic Symbols
Master Mason College Style Ring
Entered Apprentice ring?
What is a Signet ring?