Check out Part 1 Here to see the badge history of other Panhellenic sororities.
>Gamma Phi Beta
“The Gamma Phi Beta badge has not significantly changed since its design in 1874. It was designed by Tiffany & Co. It features a black crescent moon cradling the Greek letters, Gamma, Phi and Beta. Badges are currently produced by jeweler Herff Jones with options for gold or silver, jeweled or not.
The badges worn by International Council members are larger and feature white crescent moons instead of black. The international president’s badge is set with diamonds on the Greek letters; other international officer’s badges are set with pearls. In 1902, a badge for uninitiated members was approved (a triangular-shaped shield of dark brown on which rests a crescent of yellow).” –Gamma Phi Beta’s Wikipedia Page
>Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Chi Omega’s badge is the Grecian lyre, reflecting their musical heritage. “In the beginning, the badge was an item of personalization. The size was generally larger and the jewels used were of the owner’s choice. The strings of the lyre were plain and the scroll was flat with the letters “ΑΧΩ” in gold on a black background. Although many badges were similar in style, the standardization of the badge did not begin until 1897. The first standard passed: all badges were required to have three jewels.”
Fun Facts: “There are 22 different badges a member can choose from, including the most recent addition—a 1934 vintage replica badge” and “Pre-1950s badges are engraved with the member’s name, chapter and year of initiation on the back. Badges from the 1960s and 1970s have a number (such as AB203) on the base—these badges are traceable. After the 1970s, badges were engraved with only the member’s initials, making it very difficult, if not impossible to trace.” – Alphachiomega.org
>Delta Delta Delta
“The official badge of the Fraternity consists of three golden stars, crown set with pearls, within a gold crescent of three hundred degrees bearing three deltas in black enamel. Tri Delta initiates receive a Stars and Crescent badge with the member’s initials, the Greek letters of her chapter, and her Initiation number engraved on the back. Each badge remains the property of the Fraternity but is lent to the member during her lifetime or as long as she remains a member.”-Tridelta.org
>Alpha Xi Delta
“The Quill, which is worn by initiated members of Alpha Xi Delta, represents our open motto “The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword.” The Fraternity has a recognition Quill, which is a miniature Quill that may be worn on coats, suits or other appropriate outer clothing where the badge may not be appropriate.” – Alphaxidelta.org
“One of Chi Omega’s five founders, Dr. Charles Richardson, designed the first badge, which was made with scraps of hammered dental gold. At Convention in 1906, the Chi Omega badge was standardized and the types of stones allowed were limited to only pearls or diamonds.”
“Our badge represents the pride and honor that members feel as representatives of our Fraternity.” ~Lyn Harris, National Archivist (Chiomega.com)