This stunning 10 carat white fob / charm features an inlaid white gold masonic emblem, atop the iconic chequer board tiles central to the maltese cross. The white gold is inlaid with black and white enamel and the insignia symbol has an old cut diamond set into the top of the compass. The piece itself is handmade and has been engraved to the rear with beautiful calligraphy and DEC-1-27.
The masonic emblem of the 'Square & compass' is probably the most well known or recognisable symbol. The meaning behind the emblem is literal, the square represents morality and Freemasons need to 'square' their actions by the virtue of mankind. The 'compass' in turn measures their ability to wisely conduct actions within certain parameters. When joined together these two symbols stand to remind Freemasons to explore their desires without infringing on the realms of moral behaviour. The chequerboard tiles interpret the balance of good and evil and how all human life can have a chequered path, it is the balance between the two that is represented by the perfect symmetry of the squares. The chequered floor is also where most Masonic rituals take place upon.
This fob / charm not only represents these ideas but is also a really well made, interesting piece of jewellery that looks fantastic worn on a chain. The fob is in excellent condition despite being almost 100 years old. It is stamped to the outside of the jump ring with 10k for 10 carat gold.