This 3/4-inch badge belonged to Zella Marshall, a member of the Alpha (DePauw University) chapter initiated in 1891. The badge is 10-karat gold and features three red stones - likely garnets or rubies - and 24 pearls.
The only original badge known to still be in existence, this badge belonged to Founder Bertha Deniston Cunningham (Alpha, DePauw University) and was created in 1885. The 3/4-inch badge features 28 pearls and seven garnets. Unlike many later badges, which feature twisted lyre strings, the strings on this badge are flat. Each new chapter is presented a copy of this badge for the chapter president to wear during her term. The president's badge is then passed from president to president.