"To Dare" They who will not risk, cannot win. The Wing Enamel Shield is inscribed with the latin phrase, "Ad Audendum" which means "To Dare." Wings are powerful symbols - of flight, of freedom, of the divine and of victory. Angels were first depicted with wings in the 4 th Century. The height of angelic art occurred in the Renaissance. Whether religious or secular, wings represent command of your environment, freedom, and the elevation of the human spirit. Solid sterling silver with a 14k gold or Oxidized silver finish . The shield is infused with handcrafted infill enamel.