A torque, or torc, is a piece of jewelry, a stiff necklace of precious metal wires twisted together. Though found in several cultures, it’s most strongly associated with the Celts; though a period artifact, it was not used in period heraldry. The torque’s opening is to base by Society default; the ends may be described in blazon with animal heads, but no difference is granted for this. For related charges, see brooch.
The Shire of Draca Mor bears: Ermine, within a serpent-headed torc opening to chief vert surmounted by a sword sable, a laurel wreath vert.
Brand aux Deus Leons bears: Sable, a lion-headed torque and in chief a bar raguly Or.
Rhonwen Angharad bears: Vert, a heron-headed torc argent.