St. Benedict had a deep faith in the cross and used the sign of the cross to work miracles.
Thought it's quite difficult to see on this particular medal, on the arms of the Benedictine cross are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!).
(The above information about St. Benedict, along with much more, can be found at https://www.osb.org/the-medal-of-saint-benedict/).
The size of this medal works great for bracelets and necklaces. Earrings can be made as well, but might be a touch on the heavy side.
Finish: 12k Antiqued Gold
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Made in the USA. Lead and cadmium free.
Carson's Cove Metals and Finishes
Carson's Cove (CC) finishes are achieved with high-quality plating done by family-owned businesses in the United States. We do our best to maintain consistent finishes, but due to the nature of plating, there may be slight differences between batches.
All Carson's Cove "12k Antiqued Gold" finish components are plated with real 12k gold, and then antiqued. They are all the same gold, but highly textured pieces may look a bit different than smooth pieces because the texture captures more of the antiquing elements. Why 12k gold? Because 12k gold is a light, neutral gold without an orange tone, and it looks beautiful on every skin tone!
CC "Antiqued Silver" finish differs from "Antiqued Pewter" finish in that the silver finish is brighter and lighter than the pewter finish. However, many designers mix and match the two.
CC pewter components are made of high-quality pewter that is free of lead and cadmium. Most CC chain is made of regular steel, and some is made of brass. It is then plated with the various CC finishes. CC plating is known to hold up very well over time, but as always with any plated items, we recommend keeping it away from water and perfume.
Carson's Cove aims to have a wonderful selection of artisan jewelry and craft components that keep jewelry makers inspired! We would love to see the projects you're working on. Please feel free to send pictures of your projects or tag us on Instagram.
Please keep in mind that we do our best to take photos representing each piece as accurately as possible. Due to the nature of metal and patinas, colors may vary somewhat. We feel this only adds to the charm and unique nature of each piece.
Thank you for shopping CarsonsCove - supply source for unique pewter, sterling silver, bronze, brass, chain, and antiqued and vintage artisan jewelry components. Your support of small business is extremely appreciated.