Jewels of Office
In Masonic and fraternal organizations, the group’s officers wear different badges that indicate their roles, such as Master or Secretary. These jewels take the shape of a symbol important to the organization, such as the square, the emblem of the lodge Master and a symbol of virtue in Freemasonry. Some are formed from emblems that reflect the work of a particular office. A lodge secretary, for example, wears a badge in the shape of crossed pens.