NEW "ACID ETCHING PROCESS" REPLACING ENGRAVED RINGS
FANTASTIC DETAILED AND DURABLE WORKING MAN'S RING
Copyright Pending JEMSBYJEM 2010
Oh Lord, My God, Is there no one listening to the Widow's Son. Please, even though you will see this statement again below, because of one Brother I have to make this perfectly clear about the rings backgrounds being not perfectly flat. So, please do not be offended. This is due to those who just cannot accept what is stated. My apologies to ALL my wonderful Brothers who have and love this ring.
ACID ETCHED RING CUSTOMERS: MUST READ
This ring is not perfect. The Square and Compass elevated above the acid etched background is as perfect as is possible, but the backgrounds are different on every ring I have. The background of the Square and Compass is very likely to have dips and high spots, whatever. It is a working man's ring and is super well received barring one incident where one Brother felt he could not deal with his minor imperfection, thus resulting in this notice.
When making this ring, I was not so much concerned with perfecting the background as in my view it represented the f luidity of daily life and often chaos of our modern world allowing this perfectly polished Square and Compass to rise above the chaotic background. They are made and come as they are. I will not change them.
I think of them as a part of my other rings that are never two alike, but loved by so many Brothers.
IN SHORT, please, no complaints about the dips and irratic backgrounds on the Acid Etched rings or do not buy it please. Try to look at the positive. After being worn day in and day out these small flaws will not even be noticed over time. Thank you. Br. John
...now...back to the where this started..
CREATION OF THIS RING
I had to discontinue the "electro-etching" as it was not reproducable and we often lost a compass leg. I have been asked too many times to count if I could find a deeper engraving process. After many years of searching I found someone who can take my ring design and ACID ETCH a beatiful Square and Compass where it is deep and very noticable since the Square and Compass are highly polished against the acid etched background.
NONE ARE PERFECT SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IF YOU CANNOT DEAL WITH A MILLIMETER OR TWO OFF CENTER. THIS IS TOO NICE A RING FOR CRITICISM OR REFUNDS.
I realize I had to spend a ton of time and money to get these done and in stock, but please do not kill me on shipping it right away. There are many other Brothers waiting 5 weeks for their rings and they have to be respected.
I will put your order in my weekly shipping, so depending on your order day you will get is in a very reasonable period of time.
This ring had to be done in big batches and all sizes, so the good news is I can drop one in the mail to you almost immediately.
None of the ones I have done are perfectly centered. Maybe some are, but I am not going to inspect every one for one Brother. They are as the are. I would not sell a bad ring, so please understand I have to look at the big picture. The oval etched portion might be off center as much as 1 1/2 millimeter to one side of the ring, but these are hand made and hand etched, so please just do not order if you are one of our more "particular" Brothers who seek perfection. This is an awesome working man's ring with tons of detail.
I use the best selling ring emblem, the Blue Lodge Bronze which previously was my best selling ring of all time, and use that emblem to see if we could get it etched and polished to that type of detail.
It came out great. The photo does not show this, but I took a bunch of pictures before I realized I had to hold it up to the light to get a good view.
This ring is ALL STAINLESS HIGHLY POLISHED, so if the photo shows any black spots or color it is a reflection. Just think surgical stainless and you have the color.
I am thrilled to offer this ring. It took me 6 months and a ton of money and time to get the Master Masons ring done. Depending on how it does I will do a Past Master's ring in time.
I am very PROUD OF MYSELF to find the Brethren a method of getting good deep detail in a working mans ring. This is far better than the old diamond drag engraving which is faint, but visible.
* 100% Hypoallergenic Solid Back Stainless Steel