JEWELRY

Foundation Pendant

This Alpha Xi Delta Foundation pendant was worn by Mary Burt Brooks Nash. Nash, a high profile Alpha Xi Delta volunteer, served on the National Council for many years, including serving as President from 1957-1962.

Mary Nash President's Ring

President's ring worn by Mary Burt Brooks Nash as National Fraternity President from 1957-1962. The ring features a gavel and the crest of Alpha Xi Delta in the center.

Charter Pin

An example of the pin worn by new members of Alpha Xi Delta who charter a new chapter, instead of the standard new member pin. The pin is a gold elliptical shape with the Greek letters Alpha Xi Delta raised and beveled upon it, encircled with a chain-link border.

New Member Pin

An example of the pin worn by new members of Alpha Xi Delta before they are initiated. The black enamel ellipse is edged with beveled gold and bears the Greek letters Alpha Xi Delta in gold on a black background.

Father's Lapel Pin

A lapel pin worn by Alpha Xi Delta fathers that features the Greek letters Alpha Xi Delta in gold on a blue background.

Mother's Pin

A pin worn by Alpha Xi Delta mothers, in a diamond-like shape, featuring the Greek letters Alpha Xi Delta at the bottom and a rose and pearl in gold at the top.

21-Pearl Quill Badge, c. 1905

A 10k gold Quill badge with 21 pearls that belonged to Eva Elliott Bigelow, a 1905 initiate of the Eta Chapter at Syracuse University.

10K Gold Quill Badge, c. 1914

A standard 10k gold Quill badge worn by Sister Maude McDonald Jericho who was an initiate of Beta Chapter at Iowa Wesleyan College. The back of the badge is engraved "Maude McDonald" with the date 6-11-14 and the Greek letter Beta.

10K Gold Quill Badge with Three Pearls, c. 1916

A 10k gold Quill badge with three pearls featuring a guard for Lambda Chapter from Tufts University with nine pearls. This badge belonged to Marion Hill Merrill, a 1916 initiate of Lambda chapter, but it is engraved with 1919 on the back of the Quill to signify her graduation year. Also engraved on the back of the Quill is the Greek letter Lambda.

10K Gold Quill Badge with 19 Pearls and 1 Diamond, c. 1920

This unique badge features one diamond at the point of the Quill and 19 pearls. This badge belonged to Margaret Sutherland, a 1920 initiate of Nu Chapter at the University of Washington. The back is engraved with '23 to signify her graduation year and the Greek letter Nu.

20-Pearl Quill Badge, c. 1926

A 10k gold Quill badge with 20 pearls that was worn by Mary Crane Ewart, a 1926 initiate of Beta Chapter at Iowa Wesleyan College.

10K Gold 15-Pearl Quill Badge, c. 1944

A 10k gold Quill badge with 15 pearls featuring a guard for Gamma Chapter from the University of Mount Union that belonged to Evelyn McKenzie, a 1944 initiate of Gamma Chapter. It is engraved on the back with the date "Feb. 20 1944" and the Greek letter Gamma.

Merry Stewart Quill Badge and Epsilon Psi Guard, 1969

A standard 10k gold Quill badge featuring the guard for Epsilon Psi Chapter at Boise State University. This badge belonged to Merry Underkofler Stewart who is a member of Chapter Eternal.

Silver Quill Badge, 2002

A silver Quill badge is typical of badges in the 21st century.

Recognition Quill

This recognition quill pin features a gold quill with a single pearl. In the past, Alpha Xi Delta members could purchase recognition quills with a jeweled accent, such as the pearl seen here. These jeweled recognition quills are no longer available.

Order of the Diamond Pin

An example of the pin awarded to Alpha Xi Delta women on the 75th anniversary of their initiation. This pin is no longer in circulation.