The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Orient of Maryland


The Scottish Rite 14° degree ring is a flat, plain band of gold, and embossed thereon is a plate in the form of an equilateral triangle and within the triangle is the Hebrew letter yud (י) the initial letter of the tetragrammaton (יהוה). Inside the ring is inscribed the Fourteenth Degree Motto: Virtus Junxit, Mors Non Separabit (Whom Virtue Unites, Death Shall Not Separate). The ring's circle expresses the unbreakable fraternal bond between Masons of all generations.  



The 33° ring is a triple band of gold, either plain or with a triangular plate of gold enclosing the numerals 33.  Engraved on the inside is the Latin motto: Deus meumque jus (God and my right).