You can make a coat of arms from this page using the 'Plain' Shield. If you prefer to choose a different shield design then go back to the 'Make a Coat of Arms' main page to choose another design.
The Plain shield is often used on the very oldest of coats of arms or Family Crests. it is a simple design, humble, honorable, without too much decoration and is intended to be elegant, simple, unfussy. Many simply have a single charge (a lion, stag, crescent, etc.) on them. Some even have just a single color and absolutely nothing else!
The 'Plain' Shield
MEANING OF COLORS ON A COAT OF ARMS FAMILY CREST
OR (Gold) = Generosity
ARGENT (Silver/White) = Sincerity, Peace
GULES (Red) = Warrior, Martyr, Military Strength
AZURE (Blue) = Strength, Loyalty
VERT (Green) = Hope, loyalty in love
SABLE (Black) = Constancy, Grief
MEANING OF CHARGES ON FAMILY CRESTS
Valiant Soldier, Vigilance
Politic, lover of harmony
Regal or senior authority, heavenly reward
Hope of glory, one who has been enlightened.
Sincerity, truthfulness, charity
Plentifulness, achievement of hope
Protector, a person of action, noble nature, power, strength