A LEWIS is a simple but ingenious device employed by operative Masons to raise heavy blocks of dressed stone into place.
The Lewis Jewel may be worn by a Mason, if at the time of his Initiation, his father was a Mason in good standing (the initiate of a deceased father–in good standing at the time of his demise–would also qualify).
The Lewis Jewel consists of two bars connected by chains:
- The upper bar contains the name of the father and date of his Initiation.
- The lower bar, the name of the son and date of his Initiation.