My brother and his future wife are a fusion of two cultures. We want to create a family crest based on these two cultures family history and personal characters.
First I have included a few charts that break down the styles of different crests. We would like the Italian shaped crest with probably four quadrants. Feel free to play around with this
We would like there to be an olive tree or branch with an orange and a fig combined in some way. Their astrological symbols are gemini and scorpio I have included images of the constellations . Please only use the constellations if at all
you can also use any of these elements
Gold (or): generosity and elevation of the mind
Silver or white (argent): peace and sincerity
Blue: truth and loyalty
Grapes: liberality, felicity, and peace; also associated with wine-making
Eagle: person of noble nature, strength, bravery, and alertness; or one who is high-spirited, ingenious, quick-witted, and judicious. If wings are displayed, it signifies protection. An eagle with two heads symbolises conjoining forces
Hand/red hand: pledge of faith, sincerity, and justice; two right hands conjoined represent union and alliance/mark of a baronet
Scallop shell: traveller to far places or victorious naval commander
Sphere: geographical or scientific reference
Sword/dagger/dart: justice and military honour
This crest needs to walk a fine line between modern and classical. THIS SHOULD NOT BE A GIMICK OR A LOGO
we don't want it to look like something from game of thrones or D and D.
There are several examples of different kinds of crests that we think might work some better then others. The important thing is to keep it very clean and visually between ornate and contemporary.
an Olive branch is also an option as apposed to a tree. I want you to have fun with this and bring some passion and art into it. all the images are there for guidance and NOT direct interpretation
You do not need to use all of the imagery or suggestions that we have put forward. These are just the things that most closely represent the two of them