This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:
- Victorian 14k gold and black enameled cuff link.
- Victorian, 14k gold charm of the Knights Templar of Freemasonry.
The History Lesson:
The Knights Templar is one of several additional Masonic Orders in which membership is open only to Freemasons who profess a belief in Christianity. One of the obligations entrants to the order are required to declare is to protect and defend the Christian faith. The word "United" in its full title indicates that more than one historical tradition and more than one actual order are jointly controlled within this system.
Like the Masonic Red Cross of Constantine being inspired by the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and the "Order of Malta" by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Masonic order of Knights Templar derives its name from the medieval Catholic military order Knights Templar.
A cross and crown laid upon a cross pattée inscribed with "In Hoc Signo Vinces" resting upon downward pointing swords in saltire is often used to represent the Knights Templar. "In Hoc Signo Vinces" is the Latin phrase meaning "in this sign you will conquer"