Perfectly patina by age, this antique medallion from France is presented in a rosary style hand-strung adorned with blue Austrian crystals. This medallion features a depiction of Mary sounded by flowers on one side and the Chi-Rho symbol in a circle with a crown on the reverse side.
CHI RHO SYMBOL
The oldest of the Christograms, this symbol is made up of the first two letters of Christ in Greek (Χριστός), X (chi) and P (rho). The letters are often overlayed on top of each other. It was used by Constantine I in 312 A.D.
These symbols are monograms for Jesus' name.
The circle has no beginning and no end. Thus, it symbolizes a few different things in the Christian faith: love that knows no end; a commitment or promise, as symbolized by wedding rings; and eternal life. The circle can also be seen as a halo.
The crown reminds us that Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16). The crown may also represent the crown of thorns that Jesus wore on the cross and the crown of glory given to him in heaven.
About our Devotion Jewelry Line:
Historic. Timeless. Empowering. Meaningful.
the centerpiece of our devotion line is our precious heirlooms of faith. All of our devotion lines feature authentic European antique amulets, medallions and spiritual tokens. These beautiful pieces of art are all adorned with hand-strung semi-precious stones, faceted French crystals, and freshwater pearls. These collections reflect the global history of these timeless symbols of faith and devotion. Create a personal statement, wear alone or layer these works of art.
Necklace length: 18 Inches, 0.5mm chain; Pendant height: 2 centimeters; Pendant width: 15 millimeters
J E W E L R Y ∙ D E T A I L S
• MATERIAL: Brass
• PENDANT MEASUREMENTS: 15mm x 2cm
• CHAIN LENGTH: 18” chain
• CLASP STYLE: spring clasp
CRAFTED WITH LOVE