This magnificent MacAlister Clan Crest signet ring bears the motto `FORTITER' (Boldly); the crest shows a dexter hand holding a dagger. The rings with celtic designs on the sides taper along the triquetras. These rings are popular for women, or for men's pinkie rings.
There are many spelling variations for the Clan MacAlister family surname. Mac and Mc are interchangeable. (Mac in Gaelic means 'son of'). Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name. Throughout the centuries, surnames have continued to 'develop' often leading to astonishing variants of the original MacAlister spelling.
The MacAlister Clan Crest, which all members are entitled to wear when the crest badge is encircled by a belt and buckle, is from the crest on the top of the Clan MacAlister Chief’s Coat of Arms. The complete MacAlister Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to their heir. The wearing of your Clan MacAlister Chief’s Crest badge is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish Family Ancestry.