This beautiful Stewart Clan Crest pendant by Scot Jewelry carries the Stewart crest of a pelican in her nest feeding her young, and the proud Stewart clan motto, “Virescit vulnere virtus” meaning "Courage grows strong at a wound". The pendant measures about 17mm across.
There are several spelling variations for the Clan Stewart surname. 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 a number of variants of the original Stewart spelling.
The Stewart Clan Crest, which all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan Stewart Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete Stewart Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to their heir. The wearing of your Clan Stewart Chief’s Crest is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish Family Ancestry.