The Illumination Saint Benedict White Turquoise Necklace is a lightweight and no fuss layering piece with the heavy duty added protection of Saint Michael and the Miraculous Medal with the Madonna. The White Turquoise is joined with Channel Set Faceted Crystals which add to the light and dimensions. Wrapped entirely in oxidized gunmetal to highlight the gems and crystals, it has a powerful presence for these days when we need all the extra help we can get. The shortest strand is 18 inches and the white turquoise strand is 28 inches including the cross.
This Sterling Silver San Benito Cross is recast from a 17th Century monks cross that was found in buried in the sand from a Spanish Galley shipwreck. The original has been meticulously recast using the lost wax method. It is a sacramental holy 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. The cross has entwined thistle on each arm representing the sacrifices of a holy life. The Saint Michael medal is also in Sterling Silver as is the small Miraculous medal.
Length: 28” total length and available in any length by special order..
Color: White Turquoise and Clear Crystals
Materials: Sterling Silver and White Turquoise