Model: A05131_FORBES Clan Crested Lapel Pin Measure approx. 2'' Traditional Scottish Accessory Decorative pin Scottish Clan Crest Lapel PinClan crests were traditionally worn in Scotland by Clan Chiefs and by followers to show the wearer's Clan allegiance. Members of a given Clan, who could be called upon to defend a Clan's interests, would often be drawn not only from those bearing the chief's name but also from many different families with different surnames. Clan allegiance was retained through the maternal line of descent. These families were called Septs and, to this day, alongside those who bear the Clan name itself, retain the right to wear the Clan crest. If your surname is of Scottish descent but not listed in the Clan names it may be a Sept name, a little research will usually reveal which Clan crest you should wear.The Clan crest lapel pin looks great worn on an Argyle jacket as part of your kilt outfit, or it's equally at home on a suit jacket or coat. Each badge has a non-scratch, non-tarnish finish.