Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saint Medallions - Best Gift for Christmas

Patron saint medallions come in a variety of materials, such as silver and titanium, but gold has been a long standing tradition in crafting this type of jewelry. Metal content in the jewelry pieces can vary, as well as the color of the gold.

Sometimes it is possible to find a pure gold medallion to wear, but more common 10k, 14k, or 18k pieces are offered for consumers to buy. Gold patron saint medals are most commonly worn as a necklace but it is possible to find bracelets and earrings as well.

Saint Medallions - Best Gift for Christmas

The patron saint often featured on a piece of jewelry can vary but all have their ties to Christianity and a story. Catholics believe that a patron saint is a protector and a negotiator before God, and often wear this symbol of their religion alone or paired with other religious jewelry. Saints such as St. Luke, St. Christopher, Fatima, St. Theresa, or the Virgin Mary are commonly found.

Others saints can be harder to find, but similar in construction. Most saint medallions feature the saint standing alone or in some religious act, or with a child. Some pieces of jewelry feature scenes on both sides of the medallion, while others are simple and a one sided display of symbolism.

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