Beta Sigma Phi Green Crystal Gavel Pin
This gold tone sorority pin is set with two green and one clear Swarovski crystals. When the sunlight hits these stones outdoors they mimic emeralds and diamonds perfectly. A great gift for that young lady who has been accepted into Beta Sigma Phi or as a graduation gift for the young lady in your life who is pursuing a career in law. The stones are secure with NO chips. The gold tone is in excellent condition with NO loss of color or luster. The chain has an end loop that is either threaded through the pin or can be adorned with a charm and allowed to hang freely. The lock and pin are in perfect working order.
* Gold Tone (NOT solid gold)
* Swarovski Crystals
* Maker - Balfour
* Measures approx. 5/8" inches long x 1/4" inch at widest section
* .87 grams
* c. 1940's
In April 1932 Beta Sigma Phi was incorporated under a charter granted by the state of Missouri. Today, Beta Sigma Phi is a nonprofit corporation which maintains a contract with Walter W. Ross & Company for business management of its affairs. In addition to the International Constitution, each chapter composes its own bylaws.
The organization started out under the name: "The National 'What to Read' Club". Walter Ross, the founder of Beta Sigma Phi, visited Vinita, Oklahoma, where librarian Leona Schroers agreed to help establish a chapter in the town, and introduced Ross to Sally Rogers McSpadden, sister of the humorist Will Rogers. McSpadden was active in the Oklahoma Federation of Women's Clubs, as well as other women's organizations, and advised Ross to change the organization from an association to its present form, along with changing the name. A new framework for the organization was developed, with the Greek letter name derived from the sorority's motto: the letters, "Beta", "Sigma", and "Phi" were the first letters of the Greek words for "life, learning, and friendship".
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