Ring of the Scottish Rite

Here the Yod is enclosed within an equilateral triangle which is emblematic of the three essential attributes of Deity — omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience. Thus we have both alphabetical and geometric allusions to Deity. While the ring with the double-headed eagle is often worn by the 32nd Degree Master of the Royal Secret, the official ring of the Scottish Rite Mason is the ring of the 14th degree. It may be worn by brethren of both the 14th and 32nd Degrees. The ring (seen below) is a plain band of gold, about 5/16 of an inch wide. On the outside is an equilateral triangle, enclosing the letter yod, the initial letter of the name of Deity in Hebrew. The circular shape of the ring symbolizes unending commitment and loyalty, just as it does in marriage. Traditionally the inside of the ring bears the inscription "virtus junxit mors non separabit", which translates from the Latin to English as; "Whom virtue unites, death will not separate"


This beautiful piece was presented to candidates of the Scottish Rite who completed the 14th Degree in the Valley of Tampa - Orient of Florida. It measures 2 1/2 inches square and is 2 3/4 inches tall.

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