In speaking of Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill said, "Joan was a being so uplifted from ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years"
This Joan of Arc Necklace features a reproduction vintage Joan of Arc medal from the 1920s on a single strand freshwater pearl necklace. Made of bronze dipped in 22KT Gold, it features Joan of Arc gazing toward Heaven. One wonders contemplating this medal if she is listening to Saint Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine as they guide her on her life mission. At an early age, Joan was clear of her destiny and it shows on this powerfully dramatic image. A brave hero, her story and strength are powerfully relevant today as she serves as a role model for young girls and women of all ages. She is the patron saint of rape victims, captives, soldiers, and France and brings inspiration to all.
Approx. 1.25" round, the medal origin is France. As shown, it is 16" long but available in any length by special order - simply notate it in the memo field at checkout. If there is a price difference we will contact you. Medal is solid bronze clad in 22KT Matte Gold and made using the lost wax casting method. The back of the medal features a Fleur de Lis cross. The Fleur de Lis is a symbol of Joan of Arc, the Blessed Mother and France.
About 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.