The origin of the popular silver accessory motif "lily (flare)"

A popular motif for silver accessories: the lily

The fleur-de-lis design is a classic item in silver accessories.

It is thought of as a standard silver accessory because Chrome Hearts used it long ago, but the design that is currently associated with the "fleur-de-lis" motif is one of the heraldic motifs favored by royalty and aristocrats in Medieval Europe.

Some people may not know that the fleur-de-lis emblem is actually a lily, and believe it to be a completely original design by a certain famous brand.

Origin and origin of the fleur-de-lis motif

The historical appearance of lily design and decoration dates back to the Minoan civilization around 2600 BC.

However, rather than the coat of arms (fleur-de-lis) that is currently seen in silver accessory designs, solid designs of fleur-de-lis flowers appeared on wallpapers and vases.

The classic motif of silver accessories that comes to mind today is the "fleur-de-lis," which has been used since the time of Louis VII in the late 12th century and was the coat of arms of the Bourbon royal family after the rise of the French Bourbon dynasty.

It was originally the coat of arms of the French Bourbon royal family.

In paintings and other media, the fleur-de-lis is written in gold on a blue background, and the central petal is likened to a sword, symbolizing royalty and devout faith.

The petals of the fleur-de-lis represent the three virtues of faith, wisdom, and chivalry, and the coat of arms is passed down to future generations.

The fleur-de-lis is one of the three main heraldic motifs favored by royalty and aristocracy.

There are motifs that were favored by European aristocrats, including the lily that we will introduce this time.

  • lily
  • Lion
  • Double-headed eagle

When you hear the word coat of arms, you may imagine one of the above.

You probably see these on TV, in magazines, on the internet, or in other media.

The Chelsea FC emblem uses a lion, so many people may have seen it as a sports team emblem. (※It is also used as the town's coat of arms (city emblem), so it appears on travel programs.)

The original meaning of lilies

In Roman mythology, it is the symbol of Juno, the goddess of marriage and childbirth.

It has since become a symbol of purity in Christianity.

In paintings of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, the lily is often depicted alongside the flower as a symbol of virginity and fertility.

It's quite unusual that the meaning changes between a painting and a coat of arms.

However, since it is a motif that makes it easy to give as a gift to anyone, regardless of gender, it will be very easy to give as a gift.

Because it is a popular and classic item, there is a wide variety of options available, such as size, whether the stones are set, and stone color, so if you look around you may be able to find your favorite.

There are many variations on the fleur-de-lis crest.

Although there are many other coats of arms besides the fleur-de-lis crest, there is one basic crest that is passed down and arranged in various ways.

Unlike Japanese family crests, there are coats of arms that are used for the purpose of identifying individuals, so there are many coats of arms with slight variations in arrangement, such as one lion's paw being raised or not.

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