In speaking of Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill said, "Joan was a being so uplifted from ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years"
The Moonglow Joan of Arc Bravery Necklace features a Joan of Arc medal carefully reproduced from the original 1890's medal. Made of Sterling Silver it features Joan of Arc on the longest strand and two Fleur de Lis on each strand of the Silver Freshwater Pearls. At an early age, Joan was clear of her destiny and it shows on this powerfully dramatic image. In crisp raised relief, Joan is pictured steadfast and fearless. Joan of Arc is the patron saint of rape victims, captives, soldiers, and France The back of the medal has two Lyons on a heraldic crest.
Approx. 1.50" round and solid .925 Solid Sterling Silver the original medal is from France. The necklace is 28 inches of 9m Silver Freshwater Pearls. A matching 6" Silver Pearl extender is included to allow you to wear this necklace long or shortened with a doubled/layered look.
More on Joan's life:
We know a great deal about her life because her trials were meticulously written down and preserved for the past 800 years. .At the age of seventeen Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, lead the broken spirited armies of France and drove the English from her homeland. Her well documented victories ended the 100 Year War, thus restoring the rightful king to the throne of France. Her power proved too great for the men of her time and she was betrayed and sold to the English shortly after the kings coronation. After a long and arduous trial she was found guilty of heresy and witchcraft. She was burned at the stake at the age of 19 in the year 1431. Some thirty years later she was retried and found not guilty. She was canonized St. Joan of Arc in 1920.