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Old 09-20-2010, 01:57 PM
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I have never heard of such a thing -- it sounds like the jewelry equivalent of a Hallmark Holiday.
Yeah, probably because no one gets to their 100th wedding anniversary and if they did, they probably couldn't afford a 10 carat diamond. And if they could, the woman likely couldn't lift her hand up with the monster weighing it down!
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:18 PM
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Question to the masses: Does anyone else use their NM pin as a guard in any way?
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:48 PM
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The idea of the New Member pin as a guard is terribly interesting, but I'm fairly certain that I'm allergic to CZ.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:56 PM
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The idea of the New Member pin as a guard is terribly interesting, but I'm fairly certain that I'm allergic to CZ.
Bwahahahaha! Diamond snob!
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:57 PM
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When Phi Mu celebrated our 150th in 2002, we had a dangle made in the shape of our badge that said "150" on it; perhaps something like that could be done for you as well. We also had a badge guard made that exactly matched the dangle.

One more idea--incorporate your colors!! Use stones in your fraternity colors (alternating, perhaps) to adorn the Phi. Only you know what your colors represent, and that's a special way to bring that meaning to your badge.
Oooh do you happen to have a photo of that dangle? That sounds really cool and might actually be a good option for us.

Also - being that our colors and violet & gold, and my birthstone is amethyst, I personally wouldn't mind having something in our colors.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:07 PM
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:20 PM
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Here's a suggestion, but maybe amethyst and yellow topaz on maybe a white gold badge?
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:09 AM
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... I'm fairly certain that I'm allergic to CZ.
I think I have that allergy as well. Unfortunately for me though, my wallet seems to be allergic to diamonds.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:11 AM
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Those of you with CZ allergies will love this Pi Beta Phi arrow from 1947 - all diamonds! My jaw literally hit the desk when I saw it!



The chain is still attached, the seller tucked it under the shaft for the photo for whatever reason.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:46 AM
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I believe that AXO does this.
Yes- sort of. We do keep our new member pin after our initiation, and wear it with our badges. Of course, one can wear just her badge and not her new member pin, but my chapter usually wears both. Since our new member pin is a stick pin, it functions similarly to Tri-Delta's trident. Most members don't have a chain attaching the two though...
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:10 AM
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Oooh do you happen to have a photo of that dangle? That sounds really cool and might actually be a good option for us.

Also - being that our colors and violet & gold, and my birthstone is amethyst, I personally wouldn't mind having something in our colors.
The dangle is pictured in this post, both on my mom's badge as well as mine. There's also a special pin there for our 150th, but it didn't take the place of the badge or anything. We also had yellow and white gold twisted rope bracelets with that same 150th dangle hanging from them. I have one, but it broke, and I don't honestly know where it is at the moment to take a picture.

Also pictured in this post is a close-up of the special pin we had made, as well as the commemorative necklace. The necklace is just the outline of our badge, with 28 stones instead of the standard 24 (Phi Mu badges had 28 stones until somewhere between '55-early '60s). There was also a badge to match the necklace, but I didn't purchase that (I figured I'd wear a necklace more often, and I was right). We also introduced the rose sapphire as a stone option for badges in our sesquicentennial year; I'm not sure why it took us so long.

I hope those might give you some more ideas!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:15 AM
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I love the NM pin as a guard too! I would LOVE to have that, but I don't think it's going to happen.

Question to the masses: Does anyone else use their NM pin as a guard in any way?
I've never heard of a Phi Mu doing that, but I certainly like the idea! Okay, so now I want to have a Phi pin guard, a chapter guard, AND a coat-of-arms guard... sounds like I'll be wearing tons of armor or something.

Must check with EO to see if a Phi pin guard is permissible.....
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:33 AM
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Just popping through before I head to bed...found this through mutual friends on facebook!

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:11 AM
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Just popping through before I head to bed...found this through mutual friends on facebook!

Original Chi Omega pin

I don't know why it jumped out at me in this picture, and not in other pictures of Chi Omega badges, but the placement of the Chi on the Omega gives the suggestion of an owl in the badge. Not a coincidence, I'm sure.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:22 AM
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I don't know why it jumped out at me in this picture, and not in other pictures of Chi Omega badges, but the placement of the Chi on the Omega gives the suggestion of an owl in the badge. Not a coincidence, I'm sure.
I thought the same thing!
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