Masonic Gold/Onyx Ring
This is the masonic ring I wear, having obtained it from eBay a few months ago. What caught my eye is that it appears to be identical to a ring worn by my great grandfather, Winfield Scott Canby, and passed down through my family -- but the Canby ring does not have the S&C on the stone. Other than that, it appears to be almost identical.
I do not know if this ring had the S&C added after it was made, or whether it was created specifically as a Masonic ring.
Canby was born in 1861, so this style of ring goes back to at least the 1880s, given that he would have been at least a young man before wearing a ring of this size.
If anyone has any information on this style ring, I would greatly appreciate a comment.