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29.06.2016

freemasonry squareI have some very fine Knights Templar rings that look very nice and are crafted using the finest materials. I love these rings and looking at them all the time. The rings mean a lot to me. These rings are very intricate and they contain the symbols that mean the most to me. I have one that I especially like.

My favorite ring of the Knights Templar kind is a ring that has the Blue Lodge emblem on one side of it and it has the Royal Arch Mason emblem on the other side. This is a heavy ring and I love that about it. It is solid and it was made by a jewelry manufacturer who makes only very high quality jewelry.

The Knights Templar is a masonic order that I have been part of for a long time. I feel very proud to have been part of this order for so long and I am very glad that I discovered this masonic fraternity. It has taken a lot of commitment, but I have gained so much knowledge and wisdom over the years that I wouldn’t have gotten any other way. My Knights Templar rings are of very high quality and they represent something that is very special to me.

22.06.2016

brotherhoodI have been a part of freemasonry for many years now and my commitment to my brothers and sisters has been undying. One of my dear friends introduced me to freemasonry a while back and I have been very into it since. Freemasonry is about self-knowledge and respect. The members have very high morals and they are there for each other.

I was in a fraternity in college, but I have never been in one like this one. This is truly a fraternity that I can rely on and I stand by my brothers and sisters through anything and everything. I love how committed each free mason is and I love spreading the word about freemasonry to other people.

I have some awesome freemason rings that symbolize my commitment and the way that I feel about my brothers and sisters. These rings are very special to me and they represent so many different things. The symbols on the ring each have significant meaning and I am always eager to share those meanings with others. I love being able to show my commitment to brotherhood with the awesome rings that I have. I have gotten some of these rings as a gift for my freemason brothers and I enjoy having them myself as well.

Knights Templar SkullVintage Knights of ColumbusThis article was written by Michael Fox, owner of Fox Jewelry, a business dedicated to the sale
of Masonic Rings, Freemason Rings, Masonic accessories and other fraternal jewelry. Fox Jewelry offers the largest selection of Masonic Rings and other Masonic Jewelry anywhere.

There has been much research done on the links between the symbol of the skull and crossbones and the one used by the Knights Templar on their ships. In the 13th century the Knights Templar had the world’s largest fleet of sailing ships in the world. As the Knights Templar was dissolved, the remnants of the Knights Templar became the Knights of Malta. The Knights Templar and the Knights of Malta were well known for their acts of piracy on the high seas.

The new Templars; otherwise known as the Knights of Malta became well known for their acts of piracy on the high seas. That is why there is a direct link between the uses of the Skull and Crossbones on the sails of the pirates and has become a modern day symbol of piracy. The image of the Skull and Crossbones flying over the ships of the pirates as they go about their business of robbing, rape and murder, is nothing  more than a device to strike fear into those who saw a ship flying the flag that was bearing down on the innocent parties.

There is however a lot more to the origin and its use and meanings than the explanation given above.

In Freemasonry, the use of the Skull and Crossbones is as prevalent as the Compass and Square and is often shown on headstones and ceremonial swords and aprons and sashes worn by the Freemasons. The 3rd Degree or Master Mason degree is a ritual involving the raising of the dead. The Skull and Crossbones are placed on the death shroud when a brother is raised as the Worshipful Master explains that the bones depicted on the Skull and Crossbones are emblems of mortality. The Skull and Crossbones remind us that it is very natural to fear death but as a Mason it is not something to dread but rather as a motivating factor to complete our own work here on earth as men and Freemasons. It is a reminder to every Mason as we sit in the Lodge during the raising of a Fellowcraft to the Sublime Degree if Master Mason that death is always near and that it can come and any time and in any place regardless of who is involved.

A more modern version of the Skull and Crossbones also known as the Death’s Head was common amongst the SS of Nazi Germany and worn on the officer’s caps. The Skull and Crossbones was also shown on the very highly regarded Totenkopfring/Deaths Head Ring that was awarded to SS officers in recognition of the devotion to duty, personal achievement and loyalty to the Fuhrer.

The Memento Mori otherwise known as the Skull and Crossbones is a grim reminder of our own mortality and has its roots in the York Rite degrees of Chivalry such as the Knights Malta and The Knights Templar; thus the symbol of the Skull and Crossbones laid over the Knights Templar emblem as shown in the pictures above.

It is also a very important symbol within the Knights of Columbus.

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masonic jewelry 5-18-16When I became a mason, I was really excited to be a part of this group. I had wanted to be one of these people for a long time because my father and my grandfather were both part of this group at different times. When I finally was a mason, I was very happy to be a part of the group so that I could live up to my family’s past.

I eventually decided that it would be a good idea to buy some kind of jewelry that I could wear to show my connection to this group no matter where I was or what I was doing. I started to look at all kinds of masonic jewelry including cuff links, rings, and necklaces that had the symbol of the mason displayed proudly on them. I loved looking at all of these different items.

Eventually, I decided that I would go with a ring since this would be the most versatile kind of jewelry for me as a whole. I knew that I would feel good wearing a ring like this on a regular basis. I love the way that the ring looks and am really excited to be able to start wearing it around all of the time since I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.

01.06.2016

freemasons ring 5-18-16When my father died, I was the one who ended up going through all of the belongings that he left behind on this earth. It was very hard boxing up all of his treasures and trying to find places where they would actually be needed or wanted. I had a hard time actually finding somewhere that would take a lot of the items that were in his home.

When I was cleaning his house, I happened to come across an old ring that he owned when he was living. I had seen the ring many times, but I was still really surprised when I came across it because I had not expected to see it there. The ring is a really stunning freemason’s ring that I know my father wore often and kept close to him for much of his life.

After asking others in the family if they minded, I ended up keeping this ring. I feel great having this ring because I feel like the ring is really a close connection to my father. I know that the ring was very symbolic and important to him so I am happy to be able to have it. Maybe one day I will be a mason just like my father was.