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Freemason Rings: Masonic Signet Rings for Seal of Authenticity

Masonic rings are mysterious to a lot of people, and same is true for attaining Masonic degrees. Nevertheless, a true Masonic signet ring is a symbol of authenticity, and master masons wear it to remind them of their solemn promise, social obligation, and responsibility before men and the Great Architect of the Universe. Signet rings have been a great part of religion and royalty in many cultures throughout world history. Roman emperors, popes, kings, noblemen, and high ranking officials as a sign of power, nobility and importance. Masonic rings are binding, as true seal of brotherhood, and derived from true beauty and strength.

The square and compasses define masonic ideologies, one triangle pointing upward into the heavens toward our Creator, and a triangle pointing downward toward the earth, where men and other creations live. Craftsmen create different masonic ring designs, so there are no correct standard style that belongs to any of these rings. In addition to masonic rings, there are rings for knights templar, shrine, past masters, Scottish rite, eastern star rings, masonic military rings, and many more. The first masonic ring was created without ornaments upon its face. An imprint of the symbol the wearer desires to display is cut or incised to its oversized flat metal surface. Depending on the jurisdiction of the wearer, a masonic ring is created with or without the letter “G” in the center, with the symbolic masonic square and compasses. In order to create a positive image, a negative mold is formed, such as pouring lead into a form for creating a fishing weight. An authentic masonic signet ring leaves a raised positive design upon the material it is pressed onto. When the masonic ring’s incised area is pressed into a soft material, it creates an image that is raised on the material being stamped.

Like any other masonic signet ring, it has become unnecessary for today’s everyday affairs, so modern masonic signet rings are flat-face or raised-face since people don’t need to place a seal on wax today. Modern masonic rings today may come in elaborate or simple designs, available in wide range of metals, jewels, and karats. While there’s no dedicated finger or hand appropriate for masonic rings, most married men wear their masonic signet rings on their opposite hand from which they wear their wedding rings, on their third finger or a little finger. Before, it took seven years to obtain a master mason degree. Today in the United States, just within few months, members can already receive their entered apprentice, fellow craft and master mason degrees, and other countries after a period one year.