The main reason for wearing a Masonic ring is to symbolize your loyalty to the freemason brotherhood. If you are new to the fraternity, you should know that there are plenty of ways to wear the ring. Some of these ways include:
Wearing the ring pointing in
When you wear the ring pointing in, you wear it pointing yourself, which is the most popular way of wearing it.
Most freemasons will wear the ring pointing this way when they are new to the fraternity, and they feel that they should wear it this way until they have earned their time.
Others will wear it pointing in as they want to get light from the compass.
Sometimes even the older masons will wear the ring this way as they feel it reminds them of their obligations as Freemasons.
Wearing the Masonic ring pointing out
Wearing the ring pointing out means wearing the ring pointing to others. Although, this is a new way of wearing the ring, it’s still popular, and you will find it with the more experienced masons.
Those wearing the right-pointing out do it as a way to show others that they are masons and proud of it. In most cases, these will be freemasonry ambassadors.
The choice is in your hands.
You can wear the ring either in the right or left hand—what matters is your choice. As long as you remember your obligations as a mason and act upon them in all situations, it doesn’t matter how you wear the ring.
While you can wear the ring on any hand, it’s always wise, to begin with wearing the ring pointing in, especially when you are new to the fraternity. This way, the ring reminds you to stay in harmony with your choice, and you behave as a mason should.
Leave wearing the ring pointing out to the more experienced freemasons, and you should wear it when you have earned your time in the fraternity, such as when you have become a Past Master.
Wearing the ring as a Past Master means you are proud of your choice and live according to the freemason traditions and expectations, and you are wearing the ring pointing out as a way to show others what it means to be a freemason.
How to wear the freemason ring on your fingers
Unmarried men should wear the ring on their wedding finger or the third ring finger on the opposite hand.
The married men should wear the ring on the third ring finger on the opposite hand.
The pinky finger is often the acceptable finger to wear the ring, and it becomes more acceptable as you advance further up in your tradition.
You should wear the Masonic ring with pride and honor as a freemason. As mentioned above, you can wear it facing you or others. Regardless of how you wear it, ensure that you wear it on the right finger. The last thing you want is to be wearing the precious jewelry the wrong way.