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Posted: 19 April 2011 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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What is the difference between the Masonic ring with the red stone and the Masonic ring with the blue stone. I thinking the blue is for the blue lodge. But red?

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Posted: 19 April 2011 09:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I just bought a ring with a black onynx stone.

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Posted: 20 April 2011 07:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I was told there’s no significance in the color, simply a matter of personal taste.

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Posted: 20 April 2011 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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There is I understand a usage amongst American Masons of the terms “red” and “blue” Masonry that I understand refers to the Craft Lodge and Chapter. However, I don’t think that the colours themselves are usually employed to illustrate them as there are different emblems employed by each.

The Square & Compasses combined are the universal emblem of the Craft regardless of what colour background they are on. The colour is just a personal choice of the wearer.

Like illusionist my favourite Masonic ring (I have 3) is a S&C on black onyx, it looks like this: http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/MikeM200Sx/Masonic/ring3.jpg

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Posted: 20 April 2011 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Yes there is no significance for the colors on the rings.  It is a matter of preference.  I’ve always preferred black stones, as it goes with pretty much everything, especially tuxedos.  There are men in my lodge with red, blue, purple, black, and even green stones.  It is a matter of personal preference that may indicate a birthstone, a heritage, or even just a fashion choice.

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Posted: 20 April 2011 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Dan Madore - 20 April 2011 08:19 AM

Yes there is no significance for the colors on the rings.  It is a matter of preference.  I’ve always preferred black stones, as it goes with pretty much everything, especially tuxedos.  There are men in my lodge with red, blue, purple, black, and even green stones.  It is a matter of personal preference that may indicate a birthstone, a heritage, or even just a fashion choice.

Mine is a blue sapphire (synthetic, of course) with the S&C on it. To me it has the dual meaning of the Blue lodge and my birthstone.

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Posted: 20 April 2011 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Mike Martin, the picture of the ring you posted is very nice!  Mine looks similar but is set in a white gold style with the black onynx instead of yellow gold.  Also my stone is more square then round.  Still a very nice ring though!  I get mine in the mail either tomorrow or Friday…oh the anticipation!

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Posted: 20 April 2011 12:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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this is what i was told by my maine brothers the black stone resembles darkness to light.
the red stone is for the chairs in lodge.
and the blue is for blue sky in the celestial lodge above.


enjoy!

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Posted: 20 April 2011 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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markroyalarchmason - 20 April 2011 12:52 PM

this is what i was told by my maine brothers the black stone resembles darkness to light.
the red stone is for the chairs in lodge.
and the blue is for blue sky in the celestial lodge above.


enjoy!

That works great…..IF your chairs are red ;)

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Posted: 20 April 2011 11:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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as a matter of fact they are my j deacon chair is red and so are the other officers chairs

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Posted: 21 April 2011 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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markroyalarchmason - 20 April 2011 11:22 PM

as a matter of fact they are my j deacon chair is red and so are the other officers chairs

Exactly what I meant.  For you, the design if your ring is perfect, and in your case, the red on your ring does have a particular significance.

I only meant that while the color red represents the overall color of your lodge room, that is not necessarily true in all lodge rooms.  For example, some lodge rooms have non-red chairs.  In those cases, they would not chose a ring such as you did.

Since the original questions asked about the significance of red on a ring, I was trying to show that there is no one meaning for a particular color jewel. 

I meant no offense, and those who found my comment funny were simply responding to what you wrote, and in now way were trying to minimize the impact of your contribution.

I’m sure it is a very nice ring, and I love how you’ve attributed meaning to each of its aspects.  I sincerely thank you for adding your personal contribution to the discussion.

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Posted: 21 April 2011 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Markroyalarchmason you said you are from Maine?  That is neat, I too am from Maine originally.  I will be heading back up to Maine
this weekend actually.  Small world with all the Maine brothers on here.

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Posted: 21 April 2011 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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illusionist - 21 April 2011 09:45 AM

Markroyalarchmason you said you are from Maine?  That is neat, I too am from Maine originally.  I will be heading back up to Maine
this weekend actually.  Small world with all the Maine brothers on here.

Yup, I’m from Maine too.  Born in the very town you live in Mark!  I’ll be going up to Maine this weekend, but not to the county.  I see the sign for you lodge whenever I drive through Mars Hill.

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Posted: 21 April 2011 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Yeah I grew up in a small town in Maine called Oakland.  At the end of my parents street is the Masonic Hall of Oakland.
I would love to attend a meeting there but they have their meetings on Tuesday nights.  That would be a long drive from Boston
to Oakland on a mid week night!

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Posted: 22 April 2011 05:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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Red, black, or blue, remember that the compass feet point down (towards your fingers).

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zoffy - 22 April 2011 05:55 PM

Red, black, or blue, remember that the compass feet point down (towards your fingers).

When I was in New Jersey on business, I was hanging out with a brother who was very knowledgeable in the Craft. He said I was wearing my ring incorrectly and that the points of the compasses should be facing my knuckles so the S&C was in the position that I saw it when I received light. According to him, the only people who should wear the ring with the points toward the fingertips are current and past Masters who see the S&C in that position from the East.

This is all well and good and I didn’t turn my ring around because I like it your way :)

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