Masonry: The Symbols 

This set of officers jewels is made of native silver from War Eagle Mountain. Each officer wears a jewel representing his office on a cord around his neck.

The master's jewel of office is the right angle of a square, symbolizing virtue.

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The senior deacon's jewel of office is a square and compass with a sun in the middle.

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The junior deacon's jewel of office is like the senior deacon's, but with a moon in the center.

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The jewel of the treasurer's office signifies he's the guy with the keys to the cashbox.

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The secretary's jewel. He maintains the record of minutes for all official meetings.

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The jewel of the chaplain's office is an opened book, symbolizing the Volume of Sacred Law. For the members of the Silver City Lodge, the Holy Bible was held sacred.

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The jewel for the tyler's office is a sword, ready for the defense of his post at the lodge entrance.

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