desk seal with stone set intaglio/crest 6.5cm long
The Motto appearing below the crest reads STAT VERITAS (translating to "Truth Stands"). The crest has been around throughout the family history but this Motto has apparently been used in jewelry since the 17th century.
The Sandeman family had its' origins in Scotland dating back to the 15th - 16th century. By the 17th century they began migrating to England and in the 18th some found their way to North America.