About Family Crest Rings
During the Middle Ages, a coat of arms was often displayed on armor, castle exterior and interior walls, and written communications. This coat of arms represented the bearer’s family lineage and it passed from father to sons. These emblems symbolized pride, dignity, and strength. Interestingly enough, there were few disputes over these coats of arms, even if one was similar to another family’s.
Family crest rings were often worn as a form of identification in medieval times. It separated the nobility from the common man. The head of the noble family used this ring as a seal on written communications, but also as a way to display their proud heritage. Today, many people proudly display their family crest and coat of arms in a variety of ways.
Plaques, flags, and embroidered wall hangings are found in many dens and living areas, but family crest rings are very popular, as well. Depending on which company designs your family crest rings, you will have several choices in the materials used, too.
The family crest is only a portion of a coat of arms. It is the part above the bezel of the coat of arms. Either may be used to create your heraldry jewellery. You’ll need to find a company that will research your family’s earliest crest and coat of arms. If there isn’t one in the history archives, don’t worry. A crest may be expertly designed specifically for your family. There are a number of different parts to a crest, including the background colours, lines, and symbols. Each part will have a different meaning.
You can speak with an illustrator who specializes in heraldry and decide what you feel each part should say about your name. Some people like the idea of split crests, which depict both the husband and wife’s symbolism, too.
Metals available for Family Crest Rings
Consider what type of material you would like your family crest rings created from, such as yellow gold, white gold, or silver.
You may also choose rings in a variety of shapes, such as round, oval, or rectangular. The engraver will go to work creating a beautiful family crest or coat of arms ring that will likely become treasured heirloom. These pieces of heraldry jewellery are perfect gifts for anniversaries, promotions, graduations, weddings, or any other number of special occasions. It is chance for the recipient to proudly display the family crest or coat of arms that is stylish and different.
It is also unique to your family. Imagine having this beautiful piece of heraldry jewellery to pass down through the generations. There are families today throughout the world that still have rings of their ancestors from centuries ago.In closing, family crest rings give you the opportunity to present your heritage in a most unique and elegant manner.
Through a team of heraldry researchers, expert illustrators, the finest engravers, you will save a piece of your heritage for future generations. If you do not have a coat of arms or a family crest, you can help design what your children and grandchildren will use on their coat of arms. It is likely to A unique piece of jewelry that will give the wearer a deep sense of family pride. The family crest ring is probably among one of the oldest rings in the world and dates back to the time of the Crusades. Back in the 12th century various clan members around Europe would have worn these rings as a means of distinguishing one from the other.
The markings on the family crest rings are taken from the markings on the shields that the knight or warrior would have used in battle.The family crest rings can be customized by using the earliest coat of arms for your family and then have them engraved on the face of the ring.
Engraving on the Family Crest Rings
The engraving can be done in a number of ways, but the earliest method was of course to use a graver. The silver smith or gold smith would carefully remove the metal from the face of the ring in an orderly way, by grooving the metal both horizontally and vertically these particular lines represented the colors of the family crest and he would be particularly careful about getting the right depth to obtain a concave result which gave every family crest ring a three dimensional effect. Family crest rings and family seal rings can be purchased in white and yellow gold and also in silver, they make one of the most treasured gifts and are a great way to start a family heirloom. They have been worn by generations of families to commemorate special achievements but above all else to display pride in the family name.
Popular Styles of Family Crest Rings.
The rings come in various shapes and styles, but the most popular styles are the “Cushion or Square Ring” the “Oval Ring” the ” Shield Ring”. When you visit the shop you will see the various options and styles.