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November 19, 2009


Aimee E Newell

Thanks so much for the suggestion! I will definitely look into it and see if I can find any conclusive comparisons. We appreciate your interest in our blog. Aimee Newell

Steven Turner

Another possibility is the Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order. They certainly have a jewel showing a crescent and five pointed star

Aimee E Newell

Thanks so much for this information. I will definitely do some more research and see if I can find a group that might have used these Greek symbols for jewels. I am glad that you read our blog and commented. Thanks again!

Ashwin Devaraj

those are greek symbols... although where it originated from or why you got it i have no idea...for example the harp:appolo, gravels:thor ,book: athena, scales:libra(considered by the greeks ,to be held by virgo-goddess of justice), and the lantern,diogenes carried in search of n honest man...
and it also, since the moon and stars are given, can be symbols for the night....ergo they also mean the constellations....this is the best of my deduction that meets the clues....hope it was of help...

Aimee E Newell

Thank you for your comment. I will see if I can find more information about whether these could be jewels used by a Shrine Temple. I appreciate every lead and will do some follow-up research. Thanks again for reading the blog and for commenting!

Jean Sharples

I came upon your site by accident as I am looking for White Shrine information.I think they could be "Shriner" jewels not White Shrine.

Aimee E Newell

Thank you for your suggestion. I did check the website for The Moorish Science Temple of America and Islam, but couldn't find any images or information on what the group's jewels look like. Also, the jewels in our collection appear to have been made during the mid- to late-1800s, and I thought that might be too early for them to belong to that group. I welcome any additional comments or information that you might offer. Thanks again for your interest.

Nadir Mohammed Bey

Islam & Greetings,
We would like the opportunity to give light to the artifacts of the 5 pendents. Chief Minister Dr. Ra Saadi El is the most renowned scholar, historian of The Moorish Science Temple of America and Islam here in America. Feel free to contact him at (888) 361-2499. Also take a look at the Moorish Science Temple of America website

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