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Old 10-14-2010, 04:18 PM
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So...since yesterday was Founders Day (yay for 140 years!), I was on Herff Jones looking to FINALLY buy a chapter guard and saw the new badge! After debating buying it, I ordered one today, along with a chapter guard, without enamel (my original badge is sapphire/pearl/enamel). I'm rationalizing spending over $200 as an early Christmas present for myself.
YAY! That's awesome, congratulations! I did exactly the opposite- my original badge is sapphire & pearl without enamel but with chapter guard, so my blue & blue badge is with enamel and without a chapter guard. It's nice to have options.... and gorgeous ones at that!

To all the badge trends folks- I was at Kappa HQ a week and a half ago and have some pictures to share... but won't be posting any until a certain someone here sends me something long overdue
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:52 PM
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YAY! That's awesome, congratulations! I did exactly the opposite- my original badge is sapphire & pearl without enamel but with chapter guard, so my blue & blue badge is with enamel and without a chapter guard. It's nice to have options.... and gorgeous ones at that!

To all the badge trends folks- I was at Kappa HQ a week and a half ago and have some pictures to share... but won't be posting any until a certain someone here sends me something long overdue
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:13 PM
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:28 PM
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:42 PM
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A few of them came over to inspect my badge and one shared that she is asking for a "fancy badge" for Christmas. I was so tempted to point her to Badge Trends, but I'll wait; she's a freshman and college is very expensive.
Good Girl!!! As a college student it absolutely stinks to see badges that are gorgeous and there is no way you can afford them. Or worse when there is something on ebay (badge or other things: specifically crest earrings ) you see and actually could afford, except know really how practical are they in comparison with what else you need to survive in college.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:45 PM
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YAY! That's awesome, congratulations! I did exactly the opposite- my original badge is sapphire & pearl without enamel but with chapter guard, so my blue & blue badge is with enamel and without a chapter guard. It's nice to have options.... and gorgeous ones at that!

To all the badge trends folks- I was at Kappa HQ a week and a half ago and have some pictures to share... but won't be posting any until a certain someone here sends me something long overdue
Thanks! I'm super excited. I also see that you can now buy a $30 plain KKG badge. I think it's a great option instead of not buying a badge, especially because money is tight for a lot of new members. If anyone has one of these badges, I'd like to see a picture.

To everyone, how long has it taken for you to receive badges from Herff Jones? Does it really take six weeks?
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:59 PM
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Good Girl!!! As a college student it absolutely stinks to see badges that are gorgeous and there is no way you can afford them. Or worse when there is something on ebay (badge or other things: specifically crest earrings ) you see and actually could afford, except know really how practical are they in comparison with what else you need to survive in college.
I feel you! I'm saving a little bit of each paycheck to buy my dream badge (pearl delta with garnet points) as a graduation present to myself. It's so hard to see interesting badges on ebay (like the one I posted last) and let them go.

Also, it's nice to see this thread bumped - I missed it, but had nothing to contribute!
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:04 PM
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One of the latest pins I won was alternating rubies & pearls - with no pin on the back! Insteead of looking at this as a problem, I'm trying to think of what I could have it soldered onto.

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:28 PM
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Honey- a ring or necklace are what jumps out to me. One Kappa bought a pin-less badge and created a custom badge necklace out of it. I'm sure you could think of something interesting as a setting- maybe set hovering in a larger diamond, or an oval, or... Something!

sky&sea- I noticed that this week too! It's great that there's such a low cost option to enable more Kappas to get badges. Although I liked that we only offered solid gold... But the benefits outweigh that, I think. I just hope they are treasured as much.

Gusteau- totally. I've been super busy lately but still hoped to see something here... I promise I will share some pictures once I get something from a certain opal lover!
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:11 PM
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Honey, maybe you could do a necklace with the chain attached to the left and right points of the diamond instead making it a pendant suspended from the top point. I think that could be really interesting. To diagram it out:

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Lily, I actually just found a really interesting piece that should be off auction in about a week. In the mean time I suppose we should all put pressure on a certain someone.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:08 AM
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sky&sea- I noticed that this week too! It's great that there's such a low cost option to enable more Kappas to get badges. Although I liked that we only offered solid gold... But the benefits outweigh that, I think. I just hope they are treasured as much.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too. I think some chapters put the cost of a basic badge in with their NM fees, then you can "upgrade" it if you want and get some bling. My chapter always tried to keep dues down since you aren't REQUIRED to own a badge, so we didn't do this. I hope more of my sisters can have badges now!
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:36 AM
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Honey, maybe you could do a necklace with the chain attached to the left and right points of the diamond instead making it a pendant suspended from the top point. I think that could be really interesting. To diagram it out:

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This. Yes. Great minds think alike!

You could also have a bracelet made in this fashion, but then again, bracelets tend to get beat up more than necklaces, so I'd steer away from that general direction. I'd hate to beat up a badge.

Hmmm... maybe even a lariat-style necklace with the badge joining the two ends of the chain?

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:43 AM
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Thanks! I'm super excited. I also see that you can now buy a $30 plain KKG badge. I think it's a great option instead of not buying a badge, especially because money is tight for a lot of new members. If anyone has one of these badges, I'd like to see a picture.

To everyone, how long has it taken for you to receive badges from Herff Jones? Does it really take six weeks?
1) Yes, it does take six weeks; at least, it did for me back in March. It might have been more like five weeks, but close enough.

2) Even I'm excited that you can get a $30 KKG badge! Phi Mus are required to purchase a badge upon Initiation, and the cost of the "basic" badge (gold-filled, I believe; $40-ish?) is included in our new member fees. Of course, we can upgrade if we want to, but at least we all get a badge to wear and call our own.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:16 PM
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Lucy, you're not required to own a badge? Interesting. We are required to own a badge while a collegian. An alumna can give her badge to her sister, daughter, or granddaughter if she joins AEPhi. Every AEPhi gets the same badge, and the cost is not terribly steep.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:41 PM
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Lucy, you're not required to own a badge? Interesting. We are required to own a badge while a collegian.
There's been discussion about this before -- about which GLOs include a badge in the initiation fee and which ones don't. I'm not finding it though.
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