French Kande's Fleuri Cuff with Mini Saint Benedict Medallion Bracelet features intricate carved Fleur de Lis and an art deco Saint Benedict Medal. The Saint Benedict medal is a reproduction of a vintage medal from France. Inspired by a trip to Paris designer Kande Hall mixes past and present to create inspirational jewelry inspired by French Medallions. Each piece of French Kande is handmade in Los Angeles by Californian artisans. Cast in Pewter and dipped in Sterling silver for years of tarnish free wear.
The Saint Benedict aka San Benito medal is a sacramental medal that has been believed to repel evil for centuries. According to the Benedictine Order of Monks "We do not know just when the first medal of St. Benedict was struck. At some point in history a series of capital letters was placed around the large figure of the cross on the reverse side of the medal. For a long time the meaning of these letters was unknown, but in 1647 a manuscript dating back to 1415 was found at the Abbey of Metten in Bavaria, giving an explanation of the letters. They are the initial letters of a Latin prayer against evil" that is worn by the faithful to keep the wearer out of harms way. Saint Benedict was an Italian monk and founded the first Western Monastery. He lived from 480 AD to 547 AD.
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