Royal Masonic Institution for Girls (RMIG) Silver Star Breast Jewel
Royal Masonic Institution for Girls (RMIG) Silver Star Breast Jewel - Four-piece construction, sterling silver and enamels, hallmarked and maker marked "C.W.&S" and "C. WEEDON & SONS LONDON F.C" on the reverse, very crisp detail, 45.5 mm x 47.3 mm, intact enamels, near mint. Footnote: The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls (RMIG, now known as the Royal Masonic School for Girls) is an independent school in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, instituted in 1788, with the aim of maintaining the daughters of indigent Freemasons, unable through death, illness, or incapacitation to support their families. Today, the school accepts the children of both masons and non-masons. The badge (or Jewel as it's known in Masonic terms) would have been awarded as a reward for charitable contributions to the Institute.