Flags & Emblems Cufflinks
Good quality rhodium plated fleur-de-lis cufflinks from Elizabeth Parker. These brushed metal cufflinks have a width of 16mm and feature twist lock fastening. Typically associated with French Herealdry, the fleur-de-lis has been adopted through the centuries for many European coats of arms. These rhodium plated cufflink have the Fluer-de-lis emblem beautifully etched on a shield. With rhodium plating for protection against wear, these fleur-de-lis cufflinks come in a slimline presentation box and make a charming and thoughtful present.
Origins of the Fleur-de-Lis
The English translation of "fleur-de-lis" is "flower of the lily." This symbol, depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower, has many meanings. Traditionally, it has been used to represent French royalty, and in that sense it is said to signify perfection, light, and life. Legend has it that an angel presented Clovis, the Merovingian king of the Franks, with a golden lily as a symbol of purification. Others claim that Clovis adopted the symbol when waterlilies showed him how to safely cross a river and thus succeed in battle.
In the twelfth century, either King Louis VI or King Louis VII (sources disagree) became the first French monarch to use the fleur-de-lis on his shield. English kings later used the symbol on their coats of arms to emphasize their claims to the throne of France.
Religion and War
Joan of Arc carried a white banner that showed God blessing the French royal emblem, the fleur-de-lis, when she led French troops to victory over the English in support of the Dauphin, Charles VII, in his quest for the French throne.
Fleur-de-Lis in Scouting
The fleur-de-lis is a common emblem for Scouting organizations. The three petals or leaves represent the threefold Scout Promise. Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement, explained that the Scouts adopted the fleur-de-lis symbol from its use in the compass rose because it "points in the right direction turning neither to the right nor left, since these lead backward again."
Courtesy of Fleur-de-Lis Designs
Fleur-de-Lis Cufflinks Features
- Quick Order Code: #366
- Cufflinks Brand: Elizabeth Parker
- Cufflinks Artcode: CB657
- Style: Flags & Emblems Cufflinks
- Shape: Shield
- Fastening: Twist Lock
- Colour: Silver
- Face Dimensions: 16 x 18mm
- Material: Brushed Metal
- Finish: Rhodium Plated
- Packaging: Slimline Presentation Box
Search Terms: CB657, Lily Flower, Iris Cufflinks, Fluer-De-Lis, Fluer-De-Lys (Plural), French Heraldic Emblem
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|Rhodium plated fleur-de-lis cufflinks - flags & emblems from Elizabeth Parker (#366) Artcode: CB657|