Jewels of the Craft Collectors and Study Circle was founded 30th June 1990.
We are pleased to have achieved our 25th Anniversary in 2015.
We are a collectors and study circle for those Freemasons interested in Masonic Jewels/ medals and ephemera.
Masonic medals, more properly known as ‘Jewels’, are worn to indicate membership, denote rank or office, celebrate achievements and events, or promote charitable causes.
Many different Jewels have been produced during the documented history of Freemasonry, from the very elaborate to the plain, from simple materials to the most precious metals, all having an interest to collectors.
Members receive a copy of the Diadem, our magazine that is published twice each year containing articles with photographs primarily about jewels. These range from jewels produced during the 18th century, often with detailed biographical information of the recipients. To modern examples including jewels of all orders as well as other fraternal organisations. Included with each copy of the Diadem is the “Listings” giving details of items that members have for sale or swap or that they are looking to acquire.
We hold two meetings each year on Saturdays in May and November usually in the Birmingham area. The May meeting includes the AGM as well as an informal “swap meet” where members have the opportunity to buy, sell, identify or just talk about jewels. The November meeting is purely a swap meet. The key element of all our meetings is Fellowship with likeminded Brethren and those who attend always look forward with fond anticipation to the next meeting. New members will find a very warm and friendly welcome with the opportunity to accesses a wealth of information from our experienced collectors with decades of cumulative knowledge. These members include Provincial Historians, Museum Curators and Authors of jewel related books.
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