The Illuminated Wisdom Necklace is a multi strand necklace featuring the double sided Wisdom's Seat holy medal with Saint Gabriel and Theotokos (the Mother of God).
Theotokos is another name for the Virgin Mary, and she also represents Wisdom in the Orthodox Church. This is a rare and beautiful medal. It's called Wisdom's Seat because the Madonna is shown in her iconic role as the Seat of Wisdom holding the Christ Child. The image is very similar to the Icon of Mary and the Child Jesus in the Hagia Sophia pictured below. The original medal is from the 1940's and has been recast in bronze and dipped in gold leaf to creat this piece.
The reverse side of the medal depicts the Archangel Gabriel, who is known as the Messenger of the God. He works closely with mankind and is the patron saint of communication workers. He is also the angel of strength and protection and awaits to help you facilitate communication - especially with children, parents, teachers, family and friends. It was Gabriel who visited Mary and asked Her if She would carry the Christ Child and be His mother.
The channel set Swarovski Crystals were added to hold an Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage Medal and a Fleur de Lis, the flower icon representing the Madonna and the Holy Trinity. It can be purchased separately as well. All medals are Sterling Silver and hand cast using the lost wax method in New England. The original medals are findings from Europe that have been collected over the years by our creative director.
It's designed as "everyday" wear to keep the Special Graces promised by Our Lady close at hand.
Length: Triple strand 18" to 28".
Theotokos Medal is 1.5" x 1.25", Lourdes Pilgrimage medal is 1.25 x 1.25 and the Fleur de Lis is 1 inch.
Materials: Sterling Silver, Matte African Turquoise and Swarovksi Crystals. The strands join with a toggle clasp.