When you join the freemasons, you are joining an extremely old secular fraternity and there are certain dress rules that need to be followed when you attend meetings and are a part of the ceremonies. Choosing and wearing appropriate jewellery is an important part of this, along with the other items of Masonic regalia that are also necessary to wear.
Masonic rings are an important jewellery piece that you can wear to signify that you belong to the lodge in general, or a specific piece that reflects the particular order you are involved with. Each order will have their own signs and symbols, however the square and compass is a fairly standard symbol across all Masonic lodges from all around the world.
Most men who enter the lodge will have a family member or friend that also belongs to the same lodge. If you have only recently joined and you are looking to purchase a ring, other items of jewellery, or regalia, you can ask them for their opinion on what items you should start acquiring. A ring is a fairly good place to start and it will definitely show you are a member of the lodge.
Searching for Masonic rings online is a very good idea, as you will have a greater choice and will be able to view many individual pieces or sets, until you find what it is you are looking for. You can choose a simple yet traditional design in gold or silver, or you may have the option to have your own design custom made. One of the most important aspects to making any purchase for Masonic items online is to ensure that the company you are dealing with is honest and authentic. Ideally, a Masonic jewellery expert should also be a Freemason and should therefore have some inside knowledge as to the rings that they are offering and the meaning behind the various signs and symbols.
The rings that you come across will vary in price according to the quality of the gold or silver, as well as the intricacies required in the design. You will find that they are also provided with their own keepsake box and you will be able to use this to store your ring safely when it is not in use. It is also a good idea to hold onto the box as long as you have the ring because many masons will pass these items of jewellery down through the generations as each new male family member joins the order.
If you are looking online and you think you have come across a reputable company, have a look and see where the store is located and if there is a phone number that you can use to make contact and ask questions about the various items available for purchase. If you are hesitant to make a purchase online and you live close by, it could be worth a trip to the store to see the rings and other items firsthand.