Mans (unisex) fantastic antique Edwardian 14k green gold Odd Fellows ring, size 9.5. Army of the Crown Chevalier Patriarchs Militant or Canton designation. Accented by guilloche enamel red crown, three enamel links, chaff of wheat engraving on the shoulders, crossed shepherds crook and sword. So much wonderful symbolism! Accented by a bezel set synthetic flame fusion 3.5mm round faceted ruby at the top. Measures 9/16" north/south, band tapers to 2.6mm at the back of the ring shank, weighs a sturdy 5.7 grams. Not karat hallmarked, carefully tested by two separate independent jewelers to guarantee a minimum 14k solid gold content/purity. In outstanding extremely well cared for condition, circa early 1900's. NOTE: although originally a mans ring and in a mans size, please note the more tailored unisex dimensions.
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From the Odd Fellows Grand Lodge in Texas's website: "Patriarchs Militant or Canton: A regal crown, with crossed crook and sword, and the Three Links, with the left link being filled with scarlet enamel, the center link with white and the right link with purple, is the regulation lapel badge always to be worn by Chevaliers. The Army of the Crown is so termed for the reason that the Crown is the symbol of rank; the Sword, of justice; the Shepherd’s Crook, of peace; and the Three Links, the bond of our fraternity. The decoration is to be a constant incentive to chivalric deeds. The Degree Of Universal Justice: The Canton is a uniformed branch of the Order with a military rank structure. The final step in Odd Fellowship is to be mustered in as a recruit in the Patriarchs Militant Branch of the Order. The motto of the Patriarchs Militant, justitia universalis (universal justice), and the battle cry of action, pax aut bellum, (peace or war), are very appropriately blended as characteristics of many throughout history, heralded as models of human perfection in upright morals, lofty principles, soldiery behavior and chivalrous bearing. Hence the names Chevalier and Lady (a patent of nobility), applied to individual members of this branch of the Order, conveys in brief, an idea of the honorable military teachings thereof. As the motto indicates, this degree is based upon the principle of universal justice and the doctrine of rights, advocated by peaceful methods, but if necessary, defended with exercise of force. It is purely military in its character, organized for purposes of display, and is admirably fulfilling its mission. One must retain their membership and remain in good standing within both the subordinate lodge and Encampment while a member of the Patriarchs Militant.
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