13 Founding States Embellished Insignia

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Please allow 8 to 10 weeks for approval, engraving, and delivery.

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The DAR Insignia is the official symbol of the National Society and should always be treated with dignity and respect. In the form of a spinning wheel and distaff, the Insignia is worn at the bottom of the official ribbon. Most new members start with the basic insignia which consists of the Chapter Bar, Ancestor Bar, and the Official Insignia.  

The Embellished Insignia features 13 gem stones and rare minerals that represent the 13 colonies. The gems and minerals are arranged by the date each colony ratified the U.S. Constitution (clockwise):

1. Delaware (December 7, 1787): Moonstone

2. Pennsylvania (December 12, 1787): Amethyst

3. New Jersey (December 18, 1787): Blue Quartz

4. Georgia (January 2, 1788): Lazulite

5. Connecticut (January 9, 1788): Tourmaline

6. Massachusetts (February 6, 1787): Ruby

7. Maryland (April 28, 1788): Gold Quartz

8. South Carolina (May 23, 1788): Garnet

9. New Hampshire (June 21, 1788): Aquamarine

10. Virginia (June 25, 1788): Spessartite

11. New York (July 26, 1788): Quartz Crystal

12. North Carolina (November 21, 1789): Emerald

13. Rhode Island (May 29, 1790): Green Jade


Approval required. The prongs that holds each gem and mineral stone are 14K Gold.

The body of the Insignia is Gold-Filled. To purchase this item in 14K Gold, please email InsigniaStore@dar.org and we would be happy to help!

Pin measurements: 1'' x 1.25''

The member's national number is required and will appear on the back of the pin.  The standard machine  engraving is included in the cost. The member's name can also be machine engraved at no additional cost. For an example, please visit DAR Store FAQs.

Laser engraving, the option with black ink, is available and will cost an additional $25.00.

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