Pictured is a Stag with the French motto IF I CAN, meaning If I Can I WILL. The Stag indicates one who is skillful but will not fight unless seriously provoked. Once fighting becomes necessary the stag is said to down its enemy. It is also a symbol of peace and harmony - an individual who is politic and a lover of harmony. In Ireland the buck or stag was one of the most ancient charges and was regarded as the most handsome. It also represents the very ancestors of the Celtic race. This is seal of the Colquhoun Clan and dates back to 1424, the story of this seal and how it came to be is below.
This wax seal crest is represents one who will not fight unless provoked and enjoys peace and harmony until pushed or backed into a corner.
How this crest wax seal came to be........
King James I of Scotland commanded Sir John Colquhoun, to seize possession of the well-fortified Dumbarton Castle from the Earl of Lennox, who had become too powerful for the King's comfort. Sir John replied to the King's command in French (the accepted universal language of the time) "Si Je Puis - I will if I can".
Sir John lured out the starving garrison in the castle by setting a large stag loose nearby which he had previously captured, chased by hunting dogs. The starving garrison in the castle saw the stag and, unsuspecting, opened the gates to join in hunt. The Chief's clansmen then stole into the castle, successfully securing it and returning it to the King, without a drop of blood being spilled on either side. In gratitude, the king bestowed on the Chief of Colquhoun a coat of arms with a crest showing a stag's head, bearing the motto "Si Je Puis".
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►Size: charm measures 3/4" long
►Materials: Sterling Silver
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►Charm Only Option: If you chose to order the charm only it will come on a 5mm sterling jump ring that you may thread onto your own necklace.
♡♡ Each wax seal pendant is handmade to order using the original seal, so each one is unique to the person who wears it. Steeped in tradition and familial honor, this wax seal was a cherished heirloom that would have been passed down from generation to generation. It's meaning and symbolism still relevant today, forever captured in this silver pendant.