This Large Oval Shield Pendant is a classic oval Heraldry pendant. Pick your Coat of Arms for customization and your surname origin for this Celtic Pendant. The centre shield is left free for your family coat of arms, college emblem or family motto making this a unique piece of jewelry to own and give.
Heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, and recording coats of arms and heraldic badges. The practice of heraldry is nearly 900 years old and it is still very much in use. Many cities and towns in Europe and around the world still make use of arms. A coat of arms is a unique heraldic design on a shield, escutcheon, surcoat, or tabard.
Heraldry originated when most people were illiterate but could easily recognize a bold, striking, and simple design. The use of heraldry in medieval warfare enabled combatants to distinguish one knight from another. Thus they were able to distinguish between friend and foe. A coat of arms is used to cover, protect, and identify the wearer. Thus the term is often stated as “coatarmour”, because it was anciently displayed on the front of a coat of cloth in European societies.
Hundreds of individual symbols, shapes and mottos make up your family coat of arms. Heraldry is as individual as you are!
This Large Oval Shield Pendant is an ideal milestone jewelry piece. It is available in sterling silver and in both 10K & 14K yellow and white gold. Check out out our full range of Heraldry Jewelry.