Gemmological Association of Hong Kong

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Arms of Gemmological Association of Hong Kong

Official blazon

Arms: Argent on a Cross Patée throughout quarterly Vert and Gules a Scroll fesswise ribboned Argent enfiled on a Baton Or jewelled at each end with an Emerald, a Ruby, a Diamond, a Sapphire all proper between in Chief a Diamond Brilliant cut proper within an Annulet Gold and in base an uncut Octahedron proper claw set in a ring also gold.
Crest: upon a Helm with a wreath Argent and Gules an Imperial Chinese Dragon rampant and undulant Or supporting with both foreclaws and enfiled on a Fan of fourteen segments respectively Gules Tenne Or Vert Azure Purpure Gules Tenne Or Vert Azure Purpure Gules and Sable thereon in base a Diamond brilliant cut in profile proper. Mantled Gules doubled Argent. Motto: "Gemmas Quaeremus"


The arms were officially granted on April 18, 1990.

The Chinese Scroll with jewelled ends represents the study of Gemmology and the brilliant cut diamond within an annulet, in chief, represents the scrutiny of gems. The gold ring in base, set with a diamond octahedron represents the use of gems in jewellery.

The fan in the crest and badge with its coloured segments indicates all coloured gems, with another brilliant cut diamond in base. The fan of the crest is supported by an Imperial Chinese Dragon.

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