It’s not just the masonic symbols that make these rings so special. Wearing a ring as a sign of loyalty and commitment to a club or organization is a wonderful way to demonstrate those same values.
However, wearing a ring in public is not without its risks and rules.
Freemasonry does have regulations regarding who can become a member, what obligations new members must fulfill, and how members should dress when wearing their ring.
These policies limit the exposure of new members to the full impact of freemasonry on their lives, allowing them to integrate into society before exposing them to all of the privileges and obligations that come with joining.
Knowing these rules is essential if you plan on wearing your ring in public.
Here we take a look at the restrictions, dos and don’ts for wearing your freemason rings out in public.
What are the rules to becoming a member of freemasonry?
To become a freemason, you must be a man who is already a member of a recognised and accepted society. If you doubt your membership, you cannot join a new lodge. If you apply to join a lodge, the current members must decide if you are worthy for membership. Once you have been accepted, you join the fraternity by taking the obligation to be faithful and loyal to the fraternity and its members. Masonic lodges are private associations of men who have been accepted as members. These lodges generally have a common bond, or purpose, and a system of recognition, but otherwise have no affiliation with government or church. Membership, therefore, is voluntary. The members are not employees of the government nor are they required to form an organized body. In other words, a masonic lodge is just a group of men, who meet once a week or once every two weeks to discuss the things that interest them. In exchange for the right to meet and discuss, they are obligated to be faithful and loyal to each other and to the fraternity. If a member breaks his obligations, he is subject to the right of the other members to expel him. The obligation, which may be taken at any time, is for each member to promise to be loyal to the fraternity. This is known as the obligation.
What can you wear while a freemason?
You can wear any type of clothing while wearing your freemason ring. You can wear shirts and jackets with your ring or you can wear t-shirts or polo shirts underneath your jacket. You do not have to wear a jacket or tie while wearing your ring as long as you’re wearing a top or shirt that covers the ring. You can wear colours that match your jacket or pants or wear colours that are complimentary to your jacket colour. When wearing a jacket or sweater with your ring, it’s best to wear your jacket or sweater over your jacket or sweater with the ring underneath. This way, the jacket or sweater covers the ring. When wearing a top with your ring, you can wear a vest or t-shirt underneath your top.
What can’t you wear while a freemason?
While wearing your ring, you are not allowed to wear any of the following items in public: – Earrings – Necklaces – Polo shirts – Baseball caps – Jeans – Shorts – Tennis shoes – Shirts with offensive images or words – Footwear that exposes your foot (i.e. sandals, flip-flops) – Surfing or skateboards – Firearms, swords, or knives
When can you wear your ring?
It’s best to wait until you are a full member of the fraternity before wearing your ring in public. Once you are a full member, you can wear your ring in public as long as it’s covered by your top or jacket. Members can wear their rings when visiting each other’s homes and when out in public with other members of the fraternity. To wait longer, you can wear your ring when you are a visitor in another lodge. Most lodges will allow visitors to wear their rings while visiting. It is best to check with the lodge you plan on visiting before wearing your ring in public.
Freemasonry is a way of life that has been around for centuries. Members of this organization wear rings as signs of loyalty and commitment to the fraternity. Masonic rings are a great way to show your loyalty to your family, friends, and community while also showing your support for the highest ideals of freedom, fraternity, and equality. While wearing your ring in public is not without its risks and rules, wearing it when you’re a full member of the fraternity is the best way to show off your membership. Freemasonry does have regulations regarding who can become a member, what obligations new members must fulfill, and how members should dress when wearing their ring. These policies limit the exposure of new members to the full impact of freemasonry on their lives, allowing them to integrate into society before exposing them to all of the privileges and obligations that come with joining.