WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR RING?

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  1. JMartinez

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    Why not in France?
     
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  2. alterian

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    Ive seen this ring however not in person, looks nice
     
  3. alterian

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    I picked this one up from a pawnshop for $150. Its about 8 or 9 grams, 10K gold. I was going to buy a solid backed Created Ruby until I seen this one. Who knows I still might buy one in the future, just thought I would share.
     
  4. mrpierce17

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    Photo please
     
  5. alterian

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    Trying to, hold one. If it worked there should be one now. If not then I don't now.
     
  6. appzdude

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  7. grayflannelsuit

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    My ring, which I will not be wearing until I am raised, was my grandfather's. I assumed it had been buried with him but I recently found out it had been given to my mother and then to my brother. I am now thankfully in possession of it, along with this apron (I am told he did not have a Masonic burial, and chose not to get into the details of why) and a number of Masonic books he owned.
     
  8. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Their wonderful mementos to have..
     
  9. cemab4y

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    In France, Freemasonry is not generally approved of. When I lived there (1986-1987), there were 5 (five) different and competing Grand Lodges. The brother of the current president was a freemason, and there were rumors that the Freemasons were controlling the country, through the president's brother. I was advised by other Masons, not to wear any rings or any Masonic identification, and to keep my membership private, and not to advertise that I was a Mason.
     
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  10. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Wow! Didn't know this.
     
  11. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Interesting, do you think its more to do with religion or politics, or just general distrust/reputation ?
     
  12. MarkR

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    French Freemasonry has had an unfortunate history of getting directly involved in partisan politics.
     
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  13. Ripcord22A

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    As does Italy

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  14. Warrior1256

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    Now this I do know a little about.
     
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  15. Tyler Atkinson

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    I haven't been raised yet but I have friend who said whenever I do receive my 3rd he will give me one of his rings. It means alot because he said he did the same thing with his 2 sons and that he considered me like one of his own and that he was proud of the way I changed my life. Can't wait!
     
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  16. Warrior1256

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    Great!
     
  17. cemab4y

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    Great story! Wear your "light" with pride. Remember that when you show the world that you are a mason, to the world you ARE freemasonry.
     
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  18. Warrior1256

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    I agree! When you wear something that identifies you as a Freemason non-Masons look at you as the example of all Freemasons.
     

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