Your Ring

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by stuntman98, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Brother_Steve

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    I would say for the US jurisdictions that the time from initiation to master is fast enough to not warrant a ring. Also, the countries that open on the 1st probably collect dues from and provide cards for EA's and FC's. The ability to prove regularity that comes along with the ring is there. Here in New Jersey we open in the third degree and I'm guessing most of the states do same because an EA or FC, while are considered members of the lodge, are not card carrying members. They cannot prove regularity or provide lawful masonic information to prove their affiliation nor can they rightfully examine another mason without asking mine for yours.
     
  2. cemab4y

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    The ring you describe is perfectly acceptable. If you travel overseas, particularly in Europe, you will see the skull and crossbones more frequently (in masonic context). If you purchase a ring (or other Masonic bling) from a reputable site, you can be certain that the items are "acceptable". If you are not 100% certain, check with your lodge and/or Grand Lodge. (BTW- I lived in Reynoldsburg in 1990, when I worked at DCSC).
     
  3. perryel

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  4. Billy Jones

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    The one on the right is my everyday ring. The other was my great grandfathers he bought it the day my grandfather was born in 26. When he passed it was given to my grandfather when he passed it was given to my uncle who came from Texas to Mississippi to give it to me the night I was raised


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  5. solomon1979

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    What is the difference between a red ring and a blue one?


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  6. Monsignor

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    I really like the look of your 'daily' ring. Can you tell me more about it? Where it's from? I am looking for a 'cigar band' style ring but don't like the ones that are all enameled.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Billy Jones

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    Sadly to say I really can't tell to much about it. I bought it off of eBay for about $50 or so


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  8. Monsignor

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    Gotcha... that's where I got mine, too. Looking for a daily wear one like yours. Am wearing mine daily but it is a bit fragile (from 1940's) and I am worried about cracking the stone... Thanks though!
     
  9. BroJordan

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    If you're looking for a good starter ring once you're raised, I suggest gordonsmasonicrings.com

    He's a retired brother that spends his free time hand crafting rings with repurposed steel bolts. All of his rings are $105 after all taxes and shipping. I've spoken to him on the phone and he's a great guy. ImageUploadedByFreemasonry1373929526.246169.jpg

    Some of his rings are very simple like mine, while others are very ornate.


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  10. marty15chris

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    I solved the "compass in compass out" question with this ring. Since the emblem is repeated all around the band t doesn't matter which way I put it on. I will say I wish I went with the unfinished silver color. The black finish is wearing off. ImageUploadedByFreemasonry1373951221.033882.jpg


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  11. millwoodj

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    The side have the plumb and the trowel. I don't wear mine every single day because I work in a lab and have to wear gloves, and I don't want it in my pocket where it can get damaged. I wear it every chance I get though. It humbles me and makes me proud at the same time when I look at it.

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  12. kaveman

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    I purchased my ring on eBay I'm quite satisfied with the ring ImageUploadedByFreemasonry1373998890.738500.jpg


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  13. barofdeath

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    I've been told when I was young that Prince Hall wear red rings. But I've seen many other mm wearing them. I take it the color usnt relevant?

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  14. Billy Jones

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    I agree brother! From talking to a few PHA brothers it denotes a difference in the blue lodge and and YR but I know for us it's just a preference like I prefer blue cause it my favorite color and its a Masonic color but like I said be for mine ring is very old and has been passed 4 generations of mason it is very special to me and I hope to one day pass it to my stepson, nephew or step grandson


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  15. barofdeath

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    Mine was my grandfather's, then my dad's and now mine. I'll hopefully give it to my son Sawyer one day. I'll post a pic if I can figure it out.

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  16. perryel

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    The Color Red is historically significant for Early Africans in the Americas. It is the color of the Yoruba Orisha, Shango - The Protector/Warrior. The initiation experience of his society is widely believed to have been the only one of its type to survive the middle passage. As such, it formed the basis for all initiatory societies in the Americas where Africans were carried during enslavement. Adherents to this worldview believed that the prosperity of Shango's reign would be passed to them through various talisman, amulets, etc depicting his likeness and essence. The Color Red was often observed as being one of these items.

    Not sure if anyone can document the link between Prince Hall and this worldview, however, the period of his life certainly places him at the appropriate historical moment.
     
  17. perryel

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    My Blue Lodge Ring - Square & Compasses upon the G upon the VSL.

    My 14 Degree Ring from AASR.

    My Shrine Ring.


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  18. dew_time

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    Brother... I'm sorry I didn't see his post earlier. Seems its a small world! My sister also worked at dcsc. Maybe you two know of each other.

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  19. dew_time

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    This is excellent information. While I was on vacation a few weeks ago we stopped in jewelry store and I was browsing masonic rings. I really liked the red one but something told me that it wasn't for me or my lodge. I was going to ask someone at my lodge but we have gone dark for the summer and most of my local brethren are on vacations. Thank you, now I know this ring truly isn't representative of me.

    Doug Jewell
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    Reynoldsburg #340
    Ohio Grand Lodge of The F&AM
     
  20. barofdeath

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    I've definitely seen a few masons wearing red rings. I guess it's just a personal preference to some men. Like I said, I was always told red was respected and worn by ph only.

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