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Posted: 12 April 2010 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Good evening, brethren…

I had ordered a Mason ring from brother John Morrow www.jemsbyjem.com and ordered ring MM174 (the “workingman’s ring” with solid bronze square & compasses on top).

Mine just came in the mail today and fits perfect.  I highly recommend these stainless steel, virtually indestructible, Mason rings.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/butchammon/Masonring.jpg

Here is a real close up, that I saved from John Morrow’s website:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/butchammon/MM174ring.jpg

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EA: 01/14/10
FC: 02/18/10
MM: 03/25/10

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Posted: 15 April 2010 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hello Brethren…

I have since turned the ring around (so when I look at my right hand, the S&C and “G” are upside-down).  I have learned a few things upon researching Masonic rings:

* Wearing the ring where you can see the S&C reminds you of your Masonic obligation.
* Wearing the ring where others can see the S&C lets everyone know that you are a Mason.
* There is no right way/wrong way to wear the ring.  But just to wear it with pride.

Now for some pretty neat info that I found:

* The Square should point to heaven and the Compasses point to earth (you the Mason, are in between.  (i.e. looking at your hand, the ring should appear upside-down) ).
* Back during the Operative Mason days, centuries ago, Masons would sometimes leave their “seal” in wax or on the Tressleboard, by pressing their ring into it.  (i.e. make a fist with your hand, the S&C would leave a right side up impression, if the S&C were facing away from you).

Pretty interesting….

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EA: 01/14/10
FC: 02/18/10
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Posted: 15 April 2010 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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The direction of the man, is far more important than the direction of the ring.

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Posted: 12 September 2010 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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cemab4y - 15 April 2010 05:15 PM

The direction of the man, is far more important than the direction of the ring.

I absolutely love this statement. 

I do use my ring to remind me to act accordingly…and it works.

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