Dimensions 5x4cm (1.75"x2") Budget Standard Material Pewter Emblem Clan crest
- 128 Clan Crests available
- Over 1200 Family Surnames
- Non-scratch non-tarnish finish
- Approved by the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs
In Scotland's turbulent past it was the custom for Clan Chiefs to give their followers a metal plate of their crest, to be worn as a badge of allegiance which fastened to their clothing with a strap and buckle. When not in use the belt was coiled around the crest and this convention is used in the clan crest badges of today. Only a Clan Chief may wear the crest without the strap and buckle.
These superbly detailed clan crest designs are approved by the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, as authentic representations taken from the arms of the Chief of the Clans. Every Clan Chief or family head has a Coat of Arms granted by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, which is listed in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland. The Register, established in 1592 and kept in the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh, is acknowledged as being the most magnificent heraldic manuscript in Scotland.
About Art Pewter
The late Scottish industrialist, Hamish Dawson-Bowman, founded a company with the express purpose of introducing a sense of purpose and pride of achievement into the lives of disabled ex-servicemen, by reviving the ancient art of the Scottish silversmith which for so long had lain dormant.
Throughout the succeeding decades our skilled craftsmen have continued to hand fashion authentic jewellery incorporating enduring Celtic designs, whose timeless beauty has proven to be ever more appealing in an age of relentless change.