Our Lady of Lujan is the focal point of this triple strand "Moonglow" Silver Freshwater Pearl necklace. It features an intricately carved Our Lady of Lujan medal within a flaming Sacred Heart. She's surrounded by Angels, with two of them raising a crown of flowers above her. Pilgrims worldwide travel to see Her and have received special graces, favors and miracles. The pendant hangs from a Sterling Silver heart shaped connector with a Pax Cross in the Center. It's the perfect amulet of protection to wear about your travels. Each bead is hand linked with prayerful intention to renew one’s optimism for life, while calling in the protection of the Madonna.
This triple strand necklace joins with a decorative clasp it can be made longer by "dropping" one or two of the strands. Designed as "everyday" wear to keep the Special Graces promised by the Madonna close at hand.
Length: Triple Stranded, the short strand is 16" and the longest strand is 18" before the 2" Madonna drop. It drops to 32" when worn long.
Materials: 5mm Moonglow Silver Freshwater Pearls with Gunmetal and Silver accents.
The medal is 1.50 inches tall and cast in Bronze using the lost wax method from an original Our Lady of Lujan Medal that is dipped in 22KT Gold.
History of Our Lady of Lujan:
The Luján image was made in Brazil and sent to Argentina. Tradition holds that a settler ordered the terracotta image of the Virgin Mary in 1630 because he intended to create a shrine in her honor. After embarking from the port of Buenos Aires, the caravan carrying the image stopped at the residence of Don Rosendo Oramas, located in the present town of Zeylaya.
When the caravan wanted to resume the journey, the oxen refused to move. But, once the crate containing the image was removed, the animals started to move again. Given the evidence of a miracle, people believed the Virgin wished to remain there. The image was venerated in a primitive chapel for 40 years. Then the image was acquired by Ana de Matos and carried to Luján, where it currently resides. Pilgrims worldwide have traveled to see Her and have received special graces, favors and miracles.