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This replica, non-vintage design of the 1000 year old benedictine cross is hand-crafted with vitreous enamel in sage green and pale yellow. Medal is 1 inch in diameter, and the verso is stamped Je Suis... Trésor Bleu with 925 silver stamping (high quality silver metal). Metal is coated with rhodium to stay shiny and bright and resist the tarnishing uncoated silver endures.
On the arms of the cross of Saint Benedict are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux. Nunquam draco sit mihi dux (May the holy cross be my light - May the dragon never be my guide). In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict). Saint Benedict of Nursia was a founder of Christian monastic communities and a rule giver for monks living in community. His purpose may be gleaned from his Rule, namely that "Christ may bring us all together to life eternal." He is patron saint of many things, especially warding off negative spirits. Paired with 925 sterling silver rhodium coated 1mm rope chain in choice of 16, 18, or 20 inch length.
Shipping is free within the U.S. and delightful box/gift packaging is complimentary.
Complimentary Gift Boxing is included on all Trésor Bleu Orders. A reusable box, tied off with a white grosgrain ribbon. An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order. Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself. A complimentary gift box is included with every order. Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders. Trésor Bleu ships worldwide.
Saint Benedict Medal - Sage Verte