Brotherhood signet rings with onyx
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Brotherhood signet rings

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

Blazon (French blason - coat of arms) is a description of a coat of arms made in accordance with the principles of heraldry. The language of blanzon was created by heralds, incl. for the purposes of a concise and clear presentation of knightly coats of arms.

Therefore, in keeping with tradition, the correct description of the coat of arms should be short and unambiguous; understandable enough that, using the description, the coat of arms could be drawn flawlessly.

According to such a specific code, I prepared two signets for my client and his brother. Along with the photographic documentation, I also received the document "Extract of the deliberation decree from the books of deputies of the Minsk Province" for analysis. It helped me to define the symbolism of individual elements, which I would like to introduce now, according to the rules of blazon.

The shield of the coat of arms had a quadruple division. The field in the upper left corner contains the five-petalled Poraj rose - a Polish coat of arms of Czech origin. On its right, Szantyr - a variation of the Pobóg coat of arms, a blunt horseshoe referring to household equipment with a bachelor's cross in the middle.

Original crest of arms at the museum.

In the field in the lower right corner there is a lady on a walking bear - Rawa (Ursyn). It is probably a coat of arms of Polish origin derived from the families using the coat of arms of Rawicz. The last field is a heraldic honorable figure, located in the lower left corner. It is a geometric figure, created as a result of a straight cut of the shield and a slant reaching its edge to the left.

The coat of arms probably dates from the 18th century. How can you draw this conclusion? In addition to the data from the document, an important element that allows to establish the dating is the crown with pearls, which appears above the shield only in this period, in the royal and princely coats of arms. With the development of heraldry, different crowns appeared, corresponding to different noble titles. In this case it is a count's crown with nine sticks and pearls.

After the customer accepted the design, the coat of arms was hand-engraved in gold and chained on a black onyx plate. Then the onyx was set in a simple, massive ring made in 14k yellow gold.

Signet ring on a hand carefully planning next battle.

Two brotherhood signet rings in yellow gold.

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