The Order of the Purple Cross of York, the highest honor of the College, is conferred upon those members of the College who have distinguished themselves by their service to humanity or to the Rite, The recipients are designated Associate Regents of the Sovereign College, and from their ranks are chosen the Regents or active members of that body. T are several Honorary and by Invitation Only Masonic bodies. The Purple Cross is one of those associated with the York Rite.This item is for auction, and makes a nice collectors piece. I do not want to see it in a 'junk' pile at an estate sale, so please bid on it and give it a good home. Jewel is about 2 1/2" X 2" and on a purple cord. Weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. Additional picture added showing Regent bar Please ask all questions before bidding.