Masonic Rings

A masonic ring signifies several things to the wearer. Most of all, it is an outward symbol and reminder of the pledge and promise he has given to the fraternity. There are a variety of styles and symbols that can be chosen. There is no standard for the rings and the wearer can choose the design and symbols to display. However, it is universally recognized that if a masonic ring is being worn, the bearer is a true Mason.

History of the Masonic Ring

History of the Masonic Ring

Masonic rings have no known specific origin, as even the organization has history that predates the official first meeting of a Grand Lodge in London in June 1717. Masons are not required to wear a ring, however only a Mason should wear one because it is a symbol of belonging to the brotherhood and the pledge the wearer has made.

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How to Size Your Masonic Ring

How to Size Your Masonic Ring

Finding the right size for a man's masonic ring is essential for a good fit. The ring should be loose enough to easily slip on, but not so loose that it can accidentally fall off. Whether you're ordering online or from a local jeweler, it's important that you have the correct size. Occasionally, masonic ring sizes vary from store to store or from country to country.

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How to Wear Your Masonic Ring

How to Wear Your Masonic Ring

As there is not a standard for the design or wearing of the ring, there is no specified order as to how a Mason should wear it and there is discussion even among the fraternities as to which is the correct way. The symbols of the square and compass are at the heart of this issue, and one of the most frequently debated aspects of a masonic ring.

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How to Clean Your Masonic Ring

How to Clean Your Masonic Ring

First, wipe any visible tarnish off of the ring with a soft, clean cloth. While a jewelry cloth works best, you can also use a clean wash cloth. Second, plug the sink and fill it with cool to warm water. For gold, put a few drops of ammonia into the water and soak the ring for two to three minutes. You can also use rubbing alcohol to get rid of any tough grease.

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