Royal Arch Masonry Ring
by David Villalobos
(Santa Barbara CA USA)
I have a 10 karat gold Royal Arch Masonry Ring (York Rite) that I have tried to look up on the internet to see if there is another one that is exactly like it, but I cannot locate one.
It has a black Maltese cross on the top with a 1/4 karat diamond in the middle and the phrase "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES".
On the left side of the ring, it has an upside down yellow and white crescent with a red star and a pharaoh with a white sword on the top.
On the right of the ring it has a white plate with a circle in the middle that has the letters "KSHTWSST" around it.
There is also a lot of design engraved into the gold. Based on what I have researched, it appears to be from the 1700s.
David, Your ring photos are somewhat blurry, so it is difficult to clearly see the symbols on your Royal Arch ring. Could you send another set of photos?
The band of your ring is quite wide by today's standards. It is also very intricate. Do you have any idea whether the white area is painted, or ceramic?
Does the ring have a hallmark? (A hallmark is a maker's mark and is usually found inside the band of the ring.) Sometimes it is a symbol, or one or 2 letters.
Thanks for sharing. Hopefully we can tell more once you can send new photos of this Royal Arch Masonry ring.