ITEM: Vintage 14k Gold Two-Tone Masonic Double Headed Eagle Ring
COMPOSITION: 14k Yellow and White Gold, Acid tested
GEM: Diamond .38 Carat
CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good
WEIGHT: 13.9 Grams
MEASUREMENT: Band 4.5mm, Design 3/8"
SIZE: 12 1/4. Ring can be sized for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMMENTS: Circa 1980's. Pictured as received from a local estate. Very good estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age. Cleaning and/or polishing by request at no additional cost.
The double-headed eagle is the symbol of the 32nd degree Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret and is probably the best known. The double-headed eagle was probably first accepted by Freemasonry, as a symbol, in the year 1758. In that year the body calling itself the Council of Emperors of the East and West was established in Paris.
The double-headed eagle was in all probability adopted by this Council, which claimed a double jurisdiction; one head inclined to the East to guard any and all who might approach from that direction, the other head guarding the West for a like purpose. The Council adopted a ritual of twenty-five degrees, all of which are now contained in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, to which eight more were added so as to make thirty-three Degrees of which our Rite is now composed.
The Eagle, as a symbol, is rooted in antiquity. According to Albert G. Mackey the great Masonic researcher, the bird was sacred to the sun in Egypt, Greece, and Persia. To the pagans it was an emblem of Jupiter, that is, the Greek Zeus, god of moral law and order, protector of suppliants and punisher of guilt. Among the Druids, a religious order of the ancient Celts, it was a symbol of their Supreme Being. Reference is frequently made to the eagle in the Scriptures.
Among the pagans, the eagle symbolized great strength and endurance as evidenced by its keen sight, aerial prowess and resourcefulness in outwitting its prey, never wanting for its daily necessities.
Vintage 14k Gold Two-Tone Double Headed Eagle Diamond Masonic Ring
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