Our Joan of Arc "Destiny" Necklace features a single strand of Bicone Hematite Crystals that echo Joan's singleness of purpose in restoring the crown. 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, well armored and on horseback flanked by her Sword in Crown crest and the Lorraine Cross. On the back of the medal once agains is her family crest, along with the word Doremy, the name of her village and childhood home. The Sword in Crown family crest was officially given to her parents after she was martyred at the age of 19. It is the official French symbol of Joan of Arc.
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.
Approx. 1.50" round Medal origin is France on an 18' strand. Dipped in 22KT Gold and hand antiqued to bring out the details.