Masonic Rings

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Masonic Rings

There is nothing associated with Freemasonry as mysterious as the masonic ring. It signifies that the wearer is a member of the fraternity, but there are also many other pretenders who try to ride on the coattails of freemasonry by simply wearing a masons ring, and yet they are not freemasons themselves.

The most notorious of these fakers are those pretending to be part of the Illuminati, this organisation no longer exists, and when it did it was relatively short lived.

For some reason, there is a certain perceived kudos for the person wearing a freemasons ring, the general public tend to associate the wearer with mystery and conspiracy… The truth however is very different.

There is a common debate between masons, and that is “points in, or points out” but we won’t go into that here…

The History Of Masonic Rings.

Over the course of the last 300 years, modern masons have worn aprons, jewels and rings to signify their commitment to the craft. While there is no “definitive” first ring, precious metals such as gold and silver are well-known to be used in manufacturing rings for freemasons. A masonic ring is typically worn by master masons.

The Mason ring is symbolic of where each member stands in their journey as a Mason. Some masons opt to wear a masonic ring before they attain the 3rd degree, however the accepted tradition in the UK is that they should only be worn by those who have progress to the degree of Master Mason.

Freemason rings are usually in the form of a signet ring, centuries ago these signet rings were used to seal important documents by was of stamping down a wax seal. While the rings of Masonry are no longer used to create seals, they are still a unique representation of their membership.

There is a lot of debate around the date when the popularity of Masonic rings began, with some claiming that they first appeared during Britain’s 18th century. By the end of 19th century in America, these rings were widely accepted pieces of jewellery among Freemasons and even seemed like exotic items to non-Masons.

Modern Masonic Rings

In modern times with mass production masonic rings are more commonplace, they are usually made with a cheaper metal such as steel and then polished or plated in various precious metals such as gold and silver. These are the cheaper, more affordable rings which the majority of brethren will wear. However, for those wishing to spend a little more for that special ring, sold gold rings are still available.

Here at So Mote It Be we have a range of masonic rings on offer, some low cost versions and the higher priced solid gold rings. Please browse through our products to see what we have to offer.