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August 01, 2017

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Ymelda Laxton

Dear Michael,

Thank you for reading the blog and for your question. In an 1889 ritual text for the Order, red is cited as an emblem of blood (and more specifically the blood of Jesus Christ), and green as an emblem of eternal life. These colors are not described in reference to any jewels or regalia in the text, though the red and green may represent those same ideas in the temple jewel. In reference to the gray, we often use a gray photo paper as a background when photographing objects. Thank you for your interest in our collection and please let us know if you have any other questions.

Michael

How are the colors red and green used along with the resultant neutral gray?

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