The Profound Significance of the von Neumann Family Crest
In launching Baroness von Neumann, Monica von Neumann believes that artistry, quality and legacy combined with an enduring emotional connection formed the inspiration for the brand. For her, there was no other name, mark or elements that could contain the qualities she sought for the brand.
Most often, the symbolism that comprises a family crest harkens back to the achievements of those who carry the surname. In preparing for launch, she dug deep into the meaning of the family crest. The rest speaks for itself, ascribing it into a luxury brand accessible to everyone.
THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE CREST
Bestowed upon Baroness von Neumann’s father-in-law, the symbol represents Dr. von Neumann’s dedication to the field of otolaryngology. Internationally recognized for his exemplary work and groundbreaking achievements in the ear, nose and throat specialty, the physician and surgeon personally cared for and treated thousands of people, including the Kings of England and Spain.
The Star of David
As a Jewish doctor in Austria during World War II, Dr. von Neumann took strength in his Jewish identity. Often referred to as the Shield of King David, the star has come to illuminate the united bond between God and the Jewish people. Comprised of two overlapping triangles, it also acknowledges humanity’s dual nature, and with the symbol’s six points, God’s power over the universe in all directions —north, south, east, west, up and down.
With a revered place in heraldry, the image of the lion is likened to ultimate displays of courage, bravery, strength, ferocity and valor. Imagine a soldier or warrior valiant in courage, strong of mind and body, politic in council, and with the bravery and determination to explore new frontiers.
In ancient times, the chemical element iron proved more precious than gold. And as lore would have it, a hammer did not come into the world haphazardly: it was “born crowned.” Forged from wrought iron by heating and hammering it, the tool came to represents honor and dominance. A solid, powerful object with specific uses, the hammer has long been associated in heraldry.
The National Flower of Austria
Noble and white, the star-shaped Edelweiss has been flourishing in the country’s majestic mountains for centuries. Nicknamed Floarea Reginei, or Queen Flower, the sweet, petite blossoms from the family of sunflowers also grace many private homes and gardens. A symbol of endurance and beauty, the perennials even thrive during the colder months when the promise of white, fluffy snowfall.