Hand Engraved Crests
Hand Engraved and Seal Engraved Crests
The name Coat of Arms goes back to the 12th century when knights wore helmets which completely concealed their faces, this made them unrecognisable to their friends and enemies. Therefore to overcome this problem they had lions or beasts painted on the knights shields and banners and overtime on their surcoat (a sleeveless garment which went over their armour) which is where the name coat of arms came from.
Coat of Arms or Family Crest
There is a technical difference between the two terms.
A coat of arms refers to the shield, crest, helmet, mantling and supporters.
A Family Crest usually only refers to the image that is situated on the top of the helmet (the helm).
A coat of arms which bears a name on was originally given to an individual.
We Hand Engrave all of our crests and seals,
If you would like an item Hand Engraved with a Coat of Arms or Crest please contact us http://www.personalisedsilver.co.uk/community/contact with your requirements.