Where did you get your 1st MM RIng?

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  1. bro jimmie

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    I got my first 10ct gold MM ring from a pawn shop.
     
  2. jaanthony

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    I didn't get a ring to ware until a year and a half after I was raised. My mother custom ordered my ring as as birthday surprise for me. It has all the bodies of masonry that I was a member of in 1987. KT, Scottish 32º Shrine, and Eastern Star. With a 1 carrot CZ mounting. 25 years later she gave me one of my grandmother's 1 carrot diamonds to mount in the ring which gave it a brilliance that made people ask if it was a new ring.

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  3. FlBrother324

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    Br.JAAnthony,

    Your Mother & Grandmother will be with you no matter where you are.
    What a lovely gift for her to give you. Worth the wait!

    God Bless.
     
  4. jaanthony

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    Thank you for the comment, I wish my Father would have been alive I know I would have loved to see him a Master Mason. I was blessed to have several mentors whom have now passed and their famalies have given me a majority of their jewelry and pins. Which I use only after membership in the bodies they corrospond to.

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  5. ej6267

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    My wife (now, then fiancé) got me mine at a jewelry store that was going out of business in our downtown. I wore it every day on the job (deputy sheriff) until the last six months before I retired. Only stopped wearing it because too many questionable people saw it and asked for special privileges (i.e. not getting arrested!)


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  6. usmcvet

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    Very, Very Cool. That brought tears to my eyes. I don't wear rings but received a very special gift the night I was raised. It came from my Mentor and Friend. He gave me volume one and two of Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. This edition was printed in 1929, he then told me who the books last belonged to. This was another friend of mine who died more than ten years ago. This makes it even more special to me.
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  7. FlBrother324

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    That's really quite a gift! The fact that he thought enough of you to give such a special gift, speaks of the Brotherly bond the two of you share. Maybe you will be able to pass it along to a worthy Brother many years from now, and carry on the tradition. Imagine a Brother 100 years from now receiving that same gift from his mentor. Maybe you can include a listing of the known owners to be kept with the set ( lineage of Brothers, if you will), just a thought? Congratulations, hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

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  8. usmcvet

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    Thats a great idea! I was confused when Bob told me who the books belonged to. I pointed at the inscription in pencil and Bob smiled. Then I realized our friend had to have been at least the second owner. I will type something up and put a copy in each book for future brothers. Thanks.
     
  9. cog41

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    Mine belonged to the father of a close friend. I was honored to conduct the father's funeral and the family wanted me to have his ring.
     
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  10. jmiluso

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    I was given my first ring by the WM of my lodge right after my ceremony was done. I was the first MM made in my lodge during the WM's first year in the east.


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  11. usmcvet

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    Double Tap! I messed up the multi quote!
     
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    Both are very cool stories.
     
  13. amhdive

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    ImageUploadedByMy Freemasonry HD1383699067.947705.jpg
    I wish I had a good story but both mine are from Ebay. I use the band for day to day wear and the other for events/Lodge nights.


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  14. FlBrother324

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    I have never seen a ring (the one in the middle of photo) like that before. Quite unique, and impressive too! Very nice,was it custom made?
     
  15. amhdive

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    I wish I could say it was a custom made ring. It's uniqueness is what drew me to it. On the sides are the sun and moon.


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  16. FlBrother324

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    Re: Where did you get your 1st MM RIng?o

    Very nice! Have never seen one like it. Enjoy!
     
  17. PaulCastelli

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    ImageUploadedByMy Freemasonry HD1383778523.067043.jpg I wear this daily. My Grandpa have it to me when I was raised. My Nana had bought it for him for the same occasion. He also gave me her father's ring, which I keep in a safe.


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  18. estrfs

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    My wife purchased my first MM ring and gave it to me after my MM return.
    I told her I want to complete what I had started before I wore any rings or symbols.
     
  19. FlBrother324

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    Quite an honor to be given and shared. Your family must be very happy and proud of you for carrying on the Masonic family tradition as you have. Will you wear your Great Grandfather's ring when you become the WM of your Lodge? Or for special ceremonies?
     
  20. PaulCastelli

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    It is. My Grandpa (almost 95) was also able to come to partake in my first AASR reunion a few months ago, thanks to the help of some of my brothers (since I had to be there earlier and sit with my reunion class). That was awesome.

    My Great-Grandpa's ring needs some repair. I may do that at some point and wear it on occasion. However, I prefer my Grandpa's ring both aesthetically and because it has more sentimental value to me.


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