Prayers & Pearls, is a Stunning Necklace that has a TINY ANTIQUE FRENCH TREASURE as its Focal Point! Its an AMAZING ANTIQUE FRENCH ENAMEL HOLY MEDAL. This MEDAL my guess is a Fairly RARE MEDAL partly because its DOUBLE SIDED and also its FRAME of GENUINE CULTURED TINY SEED PEARLS. The COLORS in the ENAMEL are SO BEAUTIFUL, I especially LOVE the PALE PINK BACKGROUND behind the VIRGIN MARY and JESUS. But I am partial to PINK, and PINK is a VERY IN COLOR right now! The CHRIST Figure has a Lovely Golden HALO and is pointing to the FLAMING SACRED HEART as CHRIST is often portrayed. The VIRGIN MARY has the BABY JESUS cradled in HER LAP each with Golden CROWNS. The Figures are BEAUTIFULLY HAND PAINTED with lots of COLOR in the MEDAL. When I purchased this BEAUTY it was framed with TINY PEARLS. Unfortunately from many years of being worn the PEARLS had lost all there LUSTRE showing that in fact the PEARLS originally put on the MEDAL were actually FAUX PEARLS NOT GENUINE CULTURED PEARLS. All that was left framing the MEDAL were Plastic Beads missing there FAUX LUSTRE. I could have SOLD it in the original condition but I felt like these Plastic Beads took away from the BEAUTY of this MEDAL. I decided to replace the Beads with BEAUTIFUL TINY CULTURED SEED PEARLS bringing this TREASURE back to close to its original condition only BETTER! Whomever the Artist was who originally made the MEDAL had created a WELL cast into the original FRAME of the MEDAL. I was able to find these TINY PEARLS and strung them on Sterling Silver Wire and positioning the WIRE into the WELL of the FRAME. I then wrapped the WIRE a few times through the Open area underneath its BAIL securing the PEARLS in place. The TINY PEARLS FIT PERFECTLY and look as if they could have been there from the beginning! I don't know what the Metal Content of this MEDAL is so I am selling it as Silver Tone but it may be a Low Content of Silver. The MEDAL measures 1 hair short of 3/4 inch wide by 1 hair over 3/4 inch wide with its BAIL. I wanted to make a SWEET NECKLACE for this HOLY MEDAL following its FRENCH HISTORY so I chose to use ANTIQUE FRENCH DIAMOND CUT STEEL BEADS. These STEEL BEADS have a SUBTLE SHIMMER even though they are VERY OLD! I have measured 2 inch STATIONS of the BEADS and added ROUND PYRITE GEMS with a TINY RHINESTONE BEAD in the CENTER. I carried this DESIGN throughout the NECKLACE. I have hung the MEDAL from a LARGE STERLING SILVER BAIL that allows the MEDAL to be moved anywhere in the NECKLACE or to take the MEDAL completely off the NECKLACE if the owner would like to hang a different PENDANT from the NECKLACE. The NECKLACE alone measures 22 inches long. The CLASP on the NECKLACE is a STERLING SILVER SWIVEL CLASP that hooks onto a STERLING SILVER JUMP RING. ALL the Connecting Pieces in the NECKLACE are OXIDIZED DARK STERLING SILVER to work with the ANTIQUE MEDAL. Although these Connecting Pieces like the BAIL are not stamped for STERLING SILVER they TEST as STERLING SILVER. The total length of the NECKLACE with MEDAL measures approximately 23 inches long. The NECKLACE can be customized to the buyers preference. I offer GENEROUS LAYAWAY TERMS to my buyers. If you LOVE collecting Religious Medals this is a VERY SPECIAL MEDAL that you will LOVE or it also would make a LOVELY GIFT for a LOVED ONE! Thanks for visiting FRENCHEVANGELINEROSE on RUBY LANE!
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