Heraldic Eagles are a widely recognised symbol that has transcended pre heraldry into modern society. Pre dating heraldry (12th century), as a meaningful and evocative symbol, eagle signet rings were first worn by Ancient Egyptians and Greeks, and eagles were an important symbol in wider culture and society... | rings of the finest quality
Symbolising; nobility, strength, bravery, and wisdom, the eagle has been adopted by religions such as Christianity to symbolise redemption, and espoused as a symbols of empire and nationhood by the Holy Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, German, Polish, and Russian amongst many others... | our unique pledge
Right: Eagle Displayed Holding Two Swords Depicted on a Gold Signet Ring Below: Eagle Cornelian Signet Ring, Popular in the Greek & Roman Period
Notable heraldic variations are 'eagle displayed' (body in a vertical posture, wings spread, head to side), 'double headed' (as previous but with heads looking to left and to right). Variants of these form national symbols for the German & Polish empires. Often the eagles are depicted adorned with crowns, shields or escutcheons, and holding different heraldic devices, such as the Russian eagle holding sceptre and orb...
Heraldic eagle ‘postures’ or attitudes include: 'eagle rising' (head and wings raised as is about to take flight) either 'displayed' (wings either side) or 'addorsed' (wings to the right), 'volant' (bird in flight with wings spread), 'trussed' (perched, wings closed).