Heraldry and Crests Metals & Colors



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Heraldry and Crests



Metals & Colors


 

Metals

Metals consist of Gold, commonly called Or, and Silver, commonly called Argent

 


Gold
Or







Gold / Or
Symbol of: Understanding, Respect, Virtue, Majesty, Generosity.
Planetary: Sun
Precious Stone : Topaz
Engraving : Small dots on background.


 


Silver
Argent







Silver / Argent
Symbol of: Cleanliness, Wisdom, Innocence, Chastity, Joy.
Planetary: Moon
Precious Stone : Pearls
Engraving : none - blank.


 


Red
Gules







Red / Gules
Symbol of: Eagerness to serve ones country. Warrior and Martyr
Planetary: Mars
Precious Stone : Ruby
Engraving : Vertical Lines


 


Blue
Azure







Blue / Azure
Symbol of : Fidelity, Steadfastness, Strength, Loyalty
Planetary : Jupiter
Precious Stone : Sapphire
Engraving : Horizontal Lines


 


Black
Sable







Black / Sable
Symbol of : Mourning, Constancy
Planetary : Saturn
Precious Stone : Diamond
Engraving : Horizontal and Vertical Lines - crosshatched


 


Green
Vert









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