Authentic Coats of Arms & Treasures

Coat of Arms Journey Overview

Our goal is to always deliver the most professional, personal and confidential service to our clients. It is with this in mind that we work with you to deliver an exceptional experience throughout the process of creating a new coat of arms for you and your family. We will work hard to give you a symbol that you will be proud to live now and that will be around for your many future generations.

Why a Coat of Arms Commission?

Design Drawing

It has always been the same, it is not the custom that coats of arms are bestowed rather they are commissioned. We talk about a coat of arms commission when someone wants to create a new coat of arms for their family.

Throughout the whole commissioning process, from the first conversation about the examination and processing of your family documents and the drawing up of the coat of arms outline right through to the commission report and certificate, you will be diligently accompanied and advised by our team of experts.

What is involved in the commissioning process?

Scope of Service Overview

  • Personal consultations
  • Examination and processing of submitted family documents
  • Prioritization of the commissioner’s wishes regarding heraldic considerations
  • Bibliographical analysis
    • Local coat of arms in accordance with available family history

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    • Occupational coat of arms/ tools of trade in accordance with historical and current family members
    • Examination of the family name for meanings that can be heraldically symbolized
  • Development of heraldic symbolization
  • Drawing up of the coat of arms outline
  • For existing coats of arms: completion of incomplete parts of the coat of arms
  • For existing coats of arms: if necessary, change of or amendments to symbols to safeguard the rights of third parties
  • Graphical realization and drawing up of the design drawing (up to four iterations are included)
  • Certificate of uniqueness
  • Drawing up of text explaining the symbolism present in the coat of arms
  • Drawing up of the final artwork
  • Drawing up of the blazoning (specialist description of the coat of arms)
  • Etymological explanations
  • Drawing up and editing of the report text
  • Drawing together of the commission documentation
  • Drawing up of the printers’ copy
  • Digital images with color coat of arms with and without name-band (JPEG and PDF formats)
  • Bookbinder processing of the commission documentation in a leather folder

How long does it take?

Depending on the number of iterations and scheduling considerations, the typical process takes anywhere from 3 to 4 months to complete.

Upon completion, your family will receive the Commission Report and the Certificate of Commission.

Commission Report – Leather bound

This contains all of the information about your coat of arms and the origins and meanings of its components. Your thoughts and wishes are preserved for future generations.

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Beautiful Letters Patent Document – Certificate of Commission

Suitable for framing, this contains the formal language of the Commission.




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