Family Crest Jewelry

We are proud to offer you our range of family crest jewelry including family crest rings in gold and silver. All of our Heraldry and Crest heraldic jewelry is custom made and personalized to be a worthy reflection of your Irish family name. The Irish coat of arms, which originated in Europe, is also often referred to as armorial bearings, armorial devices or heraldic devices. The coat of arms, which was utilized initially by knights as a way of identifying themselves and setting themselves apart from soldier-enemies, could belong to a group of people or even a specific person.

More About Heraldry and Coat of Arms

Also referred to as a family crest, a family coat of arms is essentially a graphic display of your family's name. This tradition, which goes back nearly 800 years, symbolizes the history of a family name. A family crest plaque or coat of arms may be unique to not only a family, but a person, corporation or state as well. Coats of arms belong to the tradition of heraldry, which refers to the design and display of the arms. When towns, countries or villages use coats of arms, it is called civic heraldry. A traditional coat of arms usually includes a patterned shield that is decorated with a crest, a helmet, a motto, a crown, a wreath and a mantling. A coat of arms may be used by a school, college, church, guild, corporation or families to reflect their origins. 

Frequently Answered Questions About Family Crest Jewelry

What is a family crest called?

A family crest is known by different phrases such as a coat of arms, heraldry or shield coat of arms. It is interchangeable. The motto, written on the shield, is normally fixed. The crest itself to identify the family name also does not change. But the way it is referred to changes.

Do all families have a family crest

Not all families have a family crest. There are some misconceptions about family crests that result in inaccurate coats of arms being sold on products. All our heraldic jewelry use crests that are officially recognised by the Irish geneological society.