Your Ring

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by jonesvilletexas, Feb 19, 2009.

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How do you put on your ring, up or down e.g. the S&C?

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  2. Down

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  3. Don't use one

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  1. jhodgdon

    jhodgdon Registered User

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    You gotta post a pic of that!

    I wear mine compass points toward my fingertip. I guess it doesn't matter either way.
     
  2. Bogey08

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    I wear my ring with the points of the compass toward me. That was taught to me by the Brother that originally sponsored me in the lodge.
     
  3. Tony Siciliano

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    Not sure what 'up' and 'down' meant... I wear my ring with the open compass toward my hand. In fact, this is how we're 'directed' to wear it in the GL of NC.
     
  4. Kenneth Lottman

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    Very Well said!
    I do believe every once in a while we all need to turn our ring around to remind us of the obligation that we all took!
     
  5. M.M.Wood

    M.M.Wood Registered User

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    I have my grandfather's ring, it is from the early 70's and I wear it down.
     
  6. Benjamin Baxter

    Benjamin Baxter Moderator Staff Member

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    Points out.:cool:

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  7. Brother JC

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    Never been Installed as Master, so points towards me.
     
  8. jwhoff

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    One brother told me he wears his where he can display the most light. He considers the compasses as the side of the ring that displays light.

    Wears it with the compasses pointing toward him. Says he displays much more light bouncing it off his slick bald head.

    Sometimes, when he catches the sun just right, you can hardly see him at all with all that light bouncing off that bald head.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  9. Warrior1256

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    Down to represent Masonry to others.
     
  10. Morris

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    Same logic was told to me.
     
  11. BigDre357

    BigDre357 Registered User

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    If I wear my past master ring it is points out but 99.9% of the time I am wearing this ImageUploadedByMy Freemasonry1413297096.676034.jpg
     
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  12. Tpower31

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    I was told to wear my ring with the points towards my hand as I haven't been installed as WM. Highest office I have held so far is assistant secretary I've only been in lodge for not quite 2 years


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  13. Travelling Man91

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    I wore my ring with the points facing me not too long after I was raised. While I was visiting a local lodge, I had a brother ask me was I in distress. I said no, he then said why are you wearing your ring that way.

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  14. Ripcord22A

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    What?

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  15. Bloke

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    It's seen by some like an upside down flag; a sign of distress
     
  16. Ripcord22A

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    But its not upside down...at least not to the brother and depending on how he has his hand...lol....thats really silly. Ive met hundreds of Freemasons and never heard that before

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  17. Warrior1256

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    Neither have I. The way it was explained to me was that wearing the ring points facing you was to remind you of Masonry and its meanings and obligations. Wearing it points facing away was to tell the world that you are a Freemason.
     
  18. Bloke

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    Yep, heard that too, but also the "upside down ring" statement.... what upsided down means is debated, but for distress i think it is so it looks that way to othets.... kinda reminds me of the pillars, is the left as you enter or leave... ( enter is the common view but its not univetsal and rarely defined)
     
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  19. Ripcord22A

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    Well in both my jurisdictions the celestial Pillar is to the SW left as he sits facing the WM....
     
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  20. Travelling Man91

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