Exceptional Retro Art Deco Sterling Silver Onyx Big Size 13 1/4 Masonic Ring
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Exceptional Retro Art Deco Sterling Silver Onyx Big Size 13 1/4 Masonic Ring:
This Vintage 1930s to 40s sterling silver Masonic ring has an Art Deco styling. Atop of a black onyx stone is a silver Square and Compasses symbol with blue and white enamel. The bezel-set stone measures approx. 10mm x 14mm. The shoulders are broad with deep dark raised bars and the band is very wide (5.9mm or 1/4 inch). The metal tested as a slightly higher grade than sterling silver at 93% silver, whereas sterling is 92.5%. This large guy measures a size 13 1/4 and is in good solid vintage condition. It definitely has some vintage age wear and dark patina, as photographed. There is lots of fine scratches and dings to the back of the shank and silver. Some of the white enamel is missing from the square & compasses symbol. Please examine photos for condition and see detailed measurements below. Overall, this is a very nice rustic yet sturdy vintage ring.
The Square and Compasses is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both the square and compasses are architect's tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons. Some Lodges and rituals explain these symbols as lessons in conduct: for example, Duncan's Masonic Monitor of 1866 explains them as: "The square, to square our actions; The compasses, to circumscribe and keep us within bounds with all mankind."
Wt: 13.9 grams
US Ring size : 13.25
Length: 19mm or 3/4 Inch
Width: 28mm or 1 1/8 Inch
Condition: good vintage condition with vintage wear and dark patina, fine scratches and small dings to the band and rest of silver, loss of white enamel on the square & compasses symbol
Inv # 557
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