Freemasonry has existed for centuries and uses symbols from its origins in the art of building.
This is how one finds almost systematically on the Masonic creations the compass and the square, the basic tools of the builders of the ancient time.
It should be noted that these symbols are also shared with the companions of duty.
It is therefore normal to see on most masonic rings these symbols reproduced in the form of engravings or moldings.
In the case of the project presented here, it is an 18 karat white-gold Freemason ring surmounted by a natural onyx stone receiving in its center the square and the 18-carat yellow gold compass.
Freemason ring made in 18 carat white and yellow gold, via our custom-made ring creation service
The design of the ring is thought by our customer, based on one of our gold signet ring patterns from our collection, which you can see here.
Our CAD design work will therefore consist, according to the customer's request, of removing all the diamonds, replacing the two-headed eagle with the Masonic symbol of the square and the compass.
We will also have to replace the support of the white gold eagle with an onyx stone and make all the engravings around the ring plate.
And this, in order to obtain this result:
Virtual rendering of our ring project (you can click to enlarge)
Once the project is validated, we can start manufacturing.
Fabrication of the ring body and the Masonic symbol
A 3D printer allows us to manufacture the wax models of the three pieces of our ring from the computer files of the CAD model made beforehand.
By the lost wax casting process we get our gold ring bodies.
View of our casting rod with two white gold ring bodies
Detail view of engraving on the ring body
Masonic symbol in 18 karat yellow gold after the casting process
View of the white gold ring body and the yellow gold inner ring
Once the pieces are made of gold, we need to deburr them and pre-polish them to start their assembly by welding.
We took the opportunity to go over to detail the square
At this point, we need the onyx stone to continue making the ring.
The onyx stone cutting
For our onyx stone, there are not 36 solutions, we will have to do it ourselves.
Indeed, its geometry is by no means standard, and to get a good fit on the ring body, it will be necessary to cut it by assembling blank on the latter.
We start from a large block of natural onyx, cut with a diamond disc and water.
The onyx stone is fragile, it must be cooled when it is cut to prevent it from breaking
We obtain a piece that is reworked by successive cuts so as to gradually give it the shape of a rounded cross.
View of the stone mounted on a support with jeweler's wax to rework the contours
Following are various roughing operations to gradually give him his curves.
The onyx stone being polished to give it its convex curvature
Finished stone after polishing
The stone is then perforated with two small holes in which are mounted glued the lugs of the Masonic symbol.
Here is a video summary of the different steps of the size of the onyx cabochon:
Following the final polishing of the ring, we can appreciate the result of the work done:
Masonic ring seen from different angles
Other achievements of similar rings:
- See our gold signet ring collection
- Our custom-made ring service
- Ask for a quote for your ring project
- Other creations of men signet rings