Symbolism of the Precious Stones – St. Edward’s Crown
Contains the color of the most precious stones, by which the King is to exercise all virtues.
(Sardigne) Like red clay; though the King be the highest, yet he is but clay; in Heraldry this is the Dragon’s Tail of the planet.
Like Gold; The King to shine in wisdom and prudence.
Strong; fortitude in the King.
Like the Sun shining on water; temperance and sobriety.
Grass Green; the King to provide plenty for his people.
(Chrysaprasus?) Gold and Green; wisdom and aspiration for Heavenly things.
Green and pale; Heavenly contemplation.
Light Blue; continence.
Purple and violet; discharging of regal functions and good savor.
Black below, red in middle, white above, humbleness, charity and sincerity.