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  • Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ Sorority Spotlight

     

     

    Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Owl
    Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
    Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

     

     

     

     

    On October 13th, 1870 Kappa Kappa Gamma women't fraternity was founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. It is said that in the late 1860's two friends Mary Louise Bennett and Hannah Jeannette Boyd were frustrated that there weren't any women's organizations similar to men's fraternities.  At a time when very few women were encouraged to seek higher education, the women who were at these colleges and universities needed the support and sisterhood that a women's organization could provide.  Soon after their initial discussion the recruited 4 other women; Mary Moore Stewart, Anna Elizabeth Willits, Martha Louisa Stevenson and Susan Burley Walker. As noted on the official Kappa Kappa Gamma website:

    "Kappa's six Founders were exceptional young women who believed they could take on the world and create something totally new. Taught to love learning and literature, these educated ladies not only originated the idea of Kappa Kappa Gamma but wrote its constitution, planned its motto and chose its badge and name."

    There are strict regulations regarding the Kappa Kappa Gamma badges, which since it's founding have been golden keys. Member are discouraged from loaning their badges to those who are not initiated members because they represent membership. As noted on the KKG website, it is strongly recommended that badges be returned to the main headquarters upon a member's death. This is to help ensure that only initiated members are in possession if these keys.

     

     

     

    Currently there are 138 chapter and over 240,000 collegiate members nationwide. They are all strong women who support each other through their endeavors and they also active members in their community through their philanthropy. In addition, these caring women have also partnered with RIF - Reading is Fundamental. They share their time, treasure and talent to help young people discover the joys of reading.

     

  • Kappa Alpha Theta ~ Sorority Spotlight

     

     

     

     

    Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

    Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
    Mascot: Kite
    Symbol: Key
    Colors: Black and Gold
    Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

     

     

     

    Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 and was the very first Greek-Letter organization for women. At a time when it was rare for women to obtain a higher education, there were those who knew their potential, wanted to pursue their dreams and knew that they could do great things with the education they would receive if just given the chance. At what is now DePauw University (formerly Indiana Asbury) four women came together to start an organization where women could support and encourage one another. The original founders of Kappa Alpha Theta were Elizabeth McReynolds Locke Hamilton, Alice Olive Allen Brant, Elizabeth Tipton Lindsey, and Hannah Virginia Finch Shaw.

     

    Elizabeth (Betty) Locke was the one who originally decided to establish a women's fraternity. She had contacts with two of the fraternities  on campus; Beta Theta Pi which was her father's fraternity and Phi Gamma Delta which was the fraternity her brother belonged to. The members of Phi Gamma Delta had asked Betty to wear their letters as a supporter (not an actual member) for the fraternity but she did not feel comfortable doing that since she was not privy to the secrets and purposes that the letters represented. Instead - with her father's encouragement - Betty decided to start a women's fraternity and along with the other three founders started Kappa Alpha Theta. They got their constitution drawn up and badges designed, which  they wore them proudly. In March 1870 Kappa Alpha Theta became the very first Greek-letter women's organization.

     

     

     

    Today Kappa Alpha Theta boasts over 170 college chapters and 190 alumnae chapters throughout the Unites States and Canada. They have 210,00o+ collegiate members.  As noted on the official Kappa Alpha Theta website their values consists of "Scholarship, service, leadership, personal excellence, and friendship/sisterhood." Of course, philanthropy is a huge part of Theta life and in 1989 they partnered with CASA  - which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate - as their international philanthropy.  CASA is made up of community volunteer who fight to protect the rights and dignity of children.

     

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas ~ Sorority Jewelry

    Sorority gift ideas...

     

    If you have a sorority girl on your Christmas list we have got some fantastic Christmas gift ideas for you. As you probably know, young women who belong to a sorority are fiercely loyal and dedicated to their organization. They are also very proud to wear their Greek letters and the mascots that represent their sorority. At Charming Chick we carry a large selection of  licensed Greek jewelry as well as many of the mascots that are used.

     

    Don't know what the letters or the mascot is for a particular sorority? No problem. We have complied a list for you and all you have to do is click on the name of the sorority you are looking for or the highlighted mascot for that sorority and you will be directed to the corresponding merchandise. This should give you some great gift ideas. We have also included a few other facts about each Greek organization so when you present the Christmas gift you can also dazzle her with your knowledge about her sorority. Just the fact that you care enough to take an interest in something that is so special and meaningful to her, will be a huge gift.

     

    • Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
      Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
      Flower: Red Carnation

       

      Alpha Delta Pi ~ ΑΔΠ

       

      Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
      Mascot: The Lion (nicknamed Alphie)
      Jewel: The Diamond
      Colors: Azure Blue and White
      Flower: Woodland Violet

       

       

       Alpha Gamma Delta ~ ΑΓΔ

       

      Open Motto: “Inspire the woman. Impact the world.”
      Mascot: Squirrel
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Red, buff and green
      Flower: Red and buff rose

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
      Mascot: Giraffe
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Green and White
      Flower: Lily of the Valley

       

       

       

      Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

       

      Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
      Mascot: None
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
      Flower: Tea Rose

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Omicron Pi ~ AOΠ

       

      Open Motto: “One motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart.”
      Mascot: Panda
      Jewel: Ruby
      Colors: Cardinal
      Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
      Mascot: Phi Bear
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
      Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi Omega ~ ΑΦΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service.”
      Mascot: Golden Eagle
      Symbol: Sturdy Oak
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold
      Flower: Forget-me-not

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Alpha ~ AΣA

       

      Open Motto: “Aspire, Seek Attain.”
      Mascot: Dot the Lady Bug
      Symbol: Phoenix
      Jewel: Pearl, Ruby
      Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
      Flower: Narcissus and Aster

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

       

      Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
      Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
      Symbol: Anchor
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
      Flower: Yellow Rose

       

       

       

      Alpha XI Delta ~ AΞΔ

       

      Open Motto: “The quill  is mightier than the sword.”
      Mascot: Betxi Bear
      Symbol: Quill
      Colors: Double Blue and Gold
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

       

       

       

      Chi Omega ~ ΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
      Mascot: Owl
      Jewel: Diamond, Pearl
      Colors: Cardinal and straw
      Flower: White Carnation

       

       

       

      Delta Delta Delta ~ ΔΔΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another."
      Mascot: Dolphin
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Silver, Gold, Cerulean Blue
      Flower: Pansy

       

       

       

      Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ

       

      Open Motto: "Do Good."
      Mascot: Hannah Doll
      Symbol: Anchor
      Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
      Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose

       

       

       

      Delta Zeta ~ ΔΖ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Turtle
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Rose Pink and Nile Green
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
      Badge: Roman Lamp

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Epsilon ~ ΔΦΕ

       

      Open Motto: "To be rather than to seem to be."
      Mascot: Unicorn
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
      Flower: The lovely purple iris

       

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Lambda ~ ΔΦΛ 

       

      Open Motto: "Let Our Light Shine Forth."
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Jewel: Jade
      Colors: Navy blue and silver
      Flower: Blue Rose

       

       

       

      Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

       

      Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
      Mascot: White Seal
      Symbol: Crescent
      Colors: Brown and Mode
      Flower: Pink Carnation

       

       

       

      Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

       

      Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
      Mascot: Kite
      Symbol: Key
      Colors: Black and Gold
      Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

       

       

       

      Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
      Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
      Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Owl
      Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
      Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

       

       

       

      Kappa Phi Lambda  ~ ΚΦΛ

       

      Open Motto: "Sisterhood, Service and Social Diversity."
      Mascot: Phoenix
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
      Flower: Orchid

       

       

       

      Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

       

      Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters."
      Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
      Symbol: Quatrefoil
      Colors: Rose and White
      Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

       

       

       

       

      Phi Sigma Sigma ~ ΦΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Aim High"
      Mascot: Sphinx
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: King Blue and Gold
      Flower: American Beauty Rose

       

       

       

       

      Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

       

      Mascot: Angel
      Symbol: Arrow
      Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
      Flower: Wine Carnation

       

       

       

      Sigma Delta Tau ~ ΣΔΤ

       

      Open Motto: "One hope of many people."
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
      Colors: CafèAu Lait and Blue
      Flower: Golden Tea Rose

       

       

       

      Sigma Kappa ~ ΣΚ

       

      Open Motto: One Heart, One Way."
      Mascot: Dove, Heart
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Maroon and Lavender
      Flower: Wild Purple Violet 

       

       

       

      Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
      Mascot: Sailboat
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and White
      Flower: Purple Violet

       

       

       

      Theta Phi Alpha ~ ΘΦΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
      Mascot: Penguin
      Symbol: Compass
      Jewel: Sapphire, Pearl
      Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Zeta Tau Alpha ~ ΖΤΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Seek the noblest."
      Mascot: Crown, strawberry
      Colors: Turquoise, Steel Grey
      Flower: White Violet



      We hope this list has helped to give you some gift ideas for your sorority girl. We care about our customers and want to ensure their Christmas gifts arrive on time. Please take a look at our Christmas Delivery Guarantee for shipping deadlines and deals.

  • Sorority Symbols, Mascots and More

     

    At Charming Chick we carry a large variety of sorority jewelry. If you are looking for the perfect gift to congratulate a young woman who has just become - or is - a sorority member, we have beautiful jewelry that proudly displays their greek letters as well as the mascots they adore.

    Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

      

    Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
    Mascot: Butterfly
    Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
    Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
    Flower: Red Carnation

     

    Alpha Delta Pi ~ ΑΔΠ

      

    Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
    Mascot: The Lion (nicknamed Alphie)
    Jewel: The Diamond
    Colors: Azure Blue and White
    Flower: Woodland Violet

     

     

     Alpha Gamma Delta ~ ΑΓΔ

     

    Open Motto: “Inspire the woman. Impact the world.”
    Mascot: Squirrel
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Red, buff and green
    Flower: Red and buff rose

     

     

     

     

    Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

     

    Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
    Mascot: Giraffe
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Green and White
    Flower: Lily of the Valley

     

     

     

    Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

      

    Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
    Mascot: None
    Symbol: Ivy Leaf
    Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
    Flower: Tea Rose

     

      

     

     

    Alpha Omicron Pi ~ AOΠ

     

    Open Motto: “One motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart.”
    Mascot: Panda
    Jewel: Ruby
    Colors: Cardinal
    Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

     

     

     

    Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

     

    Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
    Mascot: Phi Bear 
    Symbol: Ivy Leaf
    Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
    Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

     

     

     

    Alpha Phi Omega ~ ΑΦΩ

     

    Open Motto: “Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service.”
    Mascot: Golden Eagle
    Symbol: Sturdy Oak
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold
    Flower: Forget-me-not

     

     

     

    Alpha Sigma Alpha ~ AΣA

     

    Open Motto: “Aspire, Seek Attain.”
    Mascot: Dot the Lady Bug
    Symbol: Phoenix
    Jewel: Pearl, Ruby
    Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
    Flower: Narcissus and Aster

     

     

     

    Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

     

    Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
    Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
    Symbol: Anchor
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
    Flower: Yellow Rose

      

     

     

    Alpha XI Delta ~ AΞΔ

     

    Open Motto: “The quill  is mightier than the sword.”
    Mascot: Betxi Bear
    Symbol: Quill
    Colors: Double Blue and Gold
    Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

     

     

     

    Chi Omega ~ ΧΩ

     

    Open Motto: "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
    Mascot: Owl
    Jewel: Diamond, Pearl
    Colors: Cardinal and straw
    Flower: White Carnation

     

     

     

    Delta Delta Delta ~ ΔΔΔ

     

    Open Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another."
    Mascot: Dolphin
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Silver, Gold, Cerulean Blue
    Flower: Pansy

      

     

     

    Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ

     

    Open Motto: "Do Good."
    Mascot: Hannah Doll
    Symbol: Anchor
    Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
    Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose

      

     

     

    Delta Zeta ~ ΔΖ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Turtle
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Rose Pink and Nile Green
    Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
    Badge: Roman Lamp

     

     

     

    Delta Phi Epsilon ~ ΔΦΕ

     

    Open Motto: "To be rather than to seem to be."
    Mascot: Unicorn
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
    Flower: The lovely purple iris

     

     

     

     

    Delta Phi Lambda ~ ΔΦΛ 

     

    Open Motto: "Let Our Light Shine Forth."
    Mascot: Butterfly
    Jewel: Jade
    Colors: Navy blue and silver
    Flower: Blue Rose

     

     

     

    Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

     

    Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
    Mascot: White Seal
    Symbol: Crescent
    Colors: Brown and Mode
    Flower: Pink Carnation

     

     

     

    Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

     

    Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
    Mascot: Kite
    Symbol: Key
    Colors: Black and Gold
    Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

     

     

     

    Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

     

    Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
    Mascot: Teddy Bear
    Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
    Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
    Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
    Flower: White Rose

     

     

     

    Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Owl
    Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
    Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

     

     

     

    Kappa Phi Lambda  ~ ΚΦΛ

     

    Open Motto: "Sisterhood, Service and Social Diversity."
    Mascot: Phoenix
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
    Flower: Orchid

     

     

     

    Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

     

    Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters."
    Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
    Symbol: Quatrefoil
    Colors: Rose and White
    Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

     

     

     

     

    Phi Sigma Sigma ~ ΦΣΣ

     

    Open Motto: "Aim High"
    Mascot: Sphinx
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: King Blue and Gold
    Flower: American Beauty Rose

     

     

     

     

    Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

     

    Mascot: Angel
    Symbol: Arrow
    Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
    Flower: Wine Carnation

     

     

     

    Sigma Delta Tau ~ ΣΔΤ

     

    Open Motto: "One hope of many people."
    Mascot: Teddy Bear
    Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
    Colors: CafèAu Lait and Blue
    Flower: Golden Tea Rose

     

     

     

    Sigma Kappa ~ ΣΚ

     

    Open Motto: One Heart, One Way."
    Mascot: Dove, Heart
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Maroon and Lavender
    Flower: Wild Purple Violet 

     

     

     

    Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

     

    Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
    Mascot: Sailboat
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Royal Purple and White
    Flower: Purple Violet

     

     

     

    Theta Phi Alpha ~ ΘΦΑ

     

    Open Motto: "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
    Mascot: Penguin
    Symbol: Compass
    Jewel: Sapphire, Pearl
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
    Flower: White Rose

     

     

     

    Zeta Tau Alpha ~ ΖΤΑ

     

    Open Motto: "Seek the noblest."
    Mascot: Crown, strawberry
    Colors: Turquoise, Steel Grey
    Flower: White Violet

  • Sorority Jewelry -- Show Your Greek Pride


    Delta Gamma Heart Charm Bracelet 

       

    There are many ways to show your Greek pride, but none are quite as stylish as our new line of sorority jewelry! At Charming Chick we are so excited to be offering great quality sorority jewelry that looks great. These stunning pieces show everyone that you are proud of your sorority; in a fun and fashionable way. 

      


    Zeta Tau Alpha Charm Bracelet

       

    If you are part of a sorority, then you know that the names of these organizations consist of two or three Greek letters. These letters generally have some sort of symbolic meaning to its members, or are part of the sorority's motto. Why Greek letters? Well, sororities were started in the 19th century, when Greek and Latin were taught as part of a classical education.

     

      
    Gamma Phi Beta Bangle Bracelet

      

    Sororities help young women gain the necessary tools they need to become the successful both in their career, their life and their community. These women develop life-long friendships with their "sisters", they gain leadership skills, and do great work in their communities. Each woman is expected to maintain a high GPA. Everyone is also encouraged to help out in their community.

     


    Phi Mu Heart Necklace

    Our beautiful sorority jewelry, is fantastic to wear as you are helping out in your community, hosting events, and attending class. It helps other people to  identify you as a member of a wonderful organization.

      

    At Charming Chick we are so pleased to have sorority jewelry available. It's well crafted, very affordable, and you'll love wearing it and showing your Greek pride!

  • Symbolism of Fleur-de-lis

    It's not hard to notice that fleur-de-lis seem to be making their way into just about every fashion item; handbags, clothing, shoes, and jewelry all can be found embellished with this flower.  So I was curious about the history and symbolism, and thought I would share some interesting facts that I found.

    First, the singular version is spelled fleur-de-lys, while the plural version is spelled fleur-de-lis.  According to Wikipedia, the French translation is "lily flower".  It was used in coats of arms, by the French monarchy, and is an enduring symbol of France.  It has also been adopted by various scouting organizations and as a religious symbol associated with the Virgin Mary.

    One of the most recent uses for fleur-de-lis is to represent the rebuilding and unification of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the city.

    Additionally, it is a symbol for the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

    A fleur-de-lys can really add a touch of class and elegance to any outfit.  It is the kind of fashion that anyone can wear, regardless of your age or style preferences.  Click on the pictures below to check out some of my favorite fleur-de-lis jewelry:

    Fleur De Lis Bracelet Fleur de Lis Enamel Sterling Silver Charm Fleur De Lis Crystal Earrings

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