Eastern Star Jewels and Fobs
The above collection
depicts Eastern Star jewelry worn by its members. The four pieces on the
top bearing the gavel is a symbol of a Past Worthy Matron.
The Order of the Eastern Star is
the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women
may belong. Worldwide, there are currently more than 1 million members under
the General Grand Chapter.
Eastern Star is a social order
comprised of persons with spiritual values but it is not a religion. Its
appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character-building
lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work. A deep
fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of
sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high principles exemplified
in our lives which makes us near and dear to each other.
While this is an Order composed
of people of deep spiritual convictions, it is open to all faiths, except no
faith. The personal welfare of our members is vital to all of those in the
Eastern Star and it is considered a privilege to help another member whenever
The stated purposes of the
organization are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal and Scientific; but there
is much more to it than that. Dr. Rob Morris, the Poet Laureate of Masonry,
founded the Order using beautiful and inspiring biblical examples of heroic
conduct and moral values. These portray the noble principles which should
adorn the personal lives of Eastern Star members. Eastern Star strives to take
good people and through uplifting and elevating associations of love and
service, and through precept and example, build an Order which is truly
dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness.