Enamel creates color but does not last like metal does. Expect any enamel to wear off with use.
Since metal is only available in a very limited assortment of colors (silver, gold, rose, gray), any time another color is desired it must be supplied using something called enamel. Very common on many different styles and brands of rings, enamel is essentially a special type of paint that can be brushed onto surfaces and into crevices then hardened and polished to a smooth finish. You most frequently see enamel used in masonic rings to fill in symbols such as the plumb, level or add color details to the square and compass.
Enamel, just like all non-metal ring components will definitely wear out and need to be reapplied. The reapplication of enamel is almost universally NOT covered by any warranty as it is a component EXPECTED to wear out. Enamel does not deteriorate much on it's own, if you purchase an enamel ring and let it sit on your desk for ten years, it will look exactly the same on the last day as it did on the first day. What causes the finish to wear down is actually wearing the ring and brushing it against clothing and other materials hundreds of times a day without you even realizing it. Simple actions like putting your hands in your pockets and putting on a jacket all cause wear to your jewelry. Take a look at our care instructions for helpful tips to avoid unnecessary wear and tear.
Custom Side Emblems
Choose from over 25 different emblems to go on either side of these shanks. The top emblems are not customizable. In some cases, you can choose the stone color from a choice of black, blue or pink. These rings are separated into organizational categories to reflect the body to which their non-customizable emblems belong to. These models can however be customized with additional side emblems to reflect membership in more than one organization. For example, you put Shriners or Blue Lodge emblems on any of the custom sides Scottish Rite rings and so forth.
Create your own fully customized Blue Lodge ring in our custom ring build shop. Creating a custom Blue Lodge is a create option if you want to incorporate an unusual blend of symbology, such as a Grotto emblem and a York rite emblem. In most jurisdictions only Master Masons are entitled to wear a square and compass. Some of our rings do feature the square and compass in non-master mason configurations however this is simply artistic liberty by the jeweler, it does not mean that it is meant for first or second degree brethren.These products are suitable for any Master Mason. Although there are dedicated departments for the other orders such as Shriners and Scottish Rite, our entire store is for the most part dedicated to the Blue Lodge, hence it does not have a single consolidated department like the others.
Create your own fully customized Past Master ring in our custom ring build shop. We can even create highly specialized rings that use rare symbols such as the Pennsylvania Past Master emblem.These products are suitable for any brother who has passed through the East and earned the title of Past Master. There are two main varieties of Past Master products, those with the compass, quadrant and square and those with only the compass and quadrant. Some jurisdictions reserve the former variety for Past Grand Masters while other (most) jurisdictions allow either to be used for Past Masters. Search for the squareless tag to just see the second variation. We also have an entire department dedicated to Past Master regalia.
Create your own fully customized Scottish Rite ring in our custom ring build shop.These products are meant for members of the Scottish Rite. The Scottish Rite contains a number of concordant bodies within it but these orders vary depending on which jurisdiction you are in. These degrees include The Lodge of Perfection, Princes of Jerusalem, Chapter of Rose Croix, Council of Kadosh, Consistory, Court of Honour and the Supreme Council. The Northern Jurisdiction is represented by the double headed eagle with it's wings pointed up. The Southern jurisdiction is represented by the double headed eagle with the wings pointed down. The other major distinction within the Scottish Rite is between the 32nd degree and the 33rd degree. Most members in the United States get their 32nd degree almost immediately upon joining. The 33rd degree is typically awarded later on in a Scottish Rite Masons career as a honorary privilege that is not awarded to all. It should also be noted that American Scottish Rite Masons are typically only recognized up to the 14th degree by the rest of the world. In other countries, it takes many years to reach the 32nd degree and receiving the 33rd is almost unheard of.
You can view all of the Scottish Rite products we have available in our dedicated Scottish Rite Supply department.
Create your own fully customized Shriners ring in our custom ring build shop. Some of our Shriners rings also have Scottish Rite related symbols on them. This is because of the fact that for many years membership in the Scottish Rite was a prerequisite for joining the Shrine. If you are a Shriner but not a member of the Scottish Rite, check carefully and be aware of this.These products are meant for members of the Shriners. You can view all of the Shriners products we have available in our dedicated Shriners Supply department.
Create your own fully customized York Rite ring in our custom ring build shop.These products are meant for members of the York Rite. The York Rite is divided into three major orders that are all included in this category. The Chapter of the Royal Arch, or sometimes referred to abroad as RAM, which is symbolized as as a triple tau inside a triangle.. Cryptic Masonry which is probably the least mentioned of the thre and is symbolized by a trowel and sword inside a triangle. The Knights Templar is certainly the most well known degree of the York Rite, if not the most well known order in all of Masonry outside of the blue lodge. The Knights Templar are recognized by a variety of symbols but most commonly the crown and cross. You can view all of the York Rite products we have available in our dedicated York Rite Supply department.