This is a rare and beautiful St. Gerard Majella antique replica medal from France that reverses to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. This is a solid 1 karat gold piece that appears shiny gold. I am blessed to have this original in my collection and be able to share it with you.
This medal is signed by French artist Penin. Penin is spelled backwards on the St. Gerard side of the medal.
One side says "Saint Gerard Majella Priez PN" (pour nous) which means St. Gerard Majella Pray for Us. The other side says "ND (Notre Dame) du Perpetuel Secours Priez Pour Nous" which means Our Lady of Perpetual Help Pray for Us.
There is an option of the "Prayer for Expectant Mothers" or the "Prayer for Fertility" box insert (or no prayer).
The medal is 5/8 inch diameter. The cable chain necklace and lobster clasp is gold plated with gold filled jump rings.
This fine replica medal and the attached jump ring is cast in solid 1 karat gold using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A. This 1 karat gold piece is solid so there is not any layer that would wear off. 1 karat gold is a newer trade secret alloy that does contain 1 karat gold and does NOT contain lead or nickel. This medal may need polishing depending on how it is worn (contact with lotions, chemicals, heavy sweat, etc.). It definitely needs less polishing than the solid shiny gold bronze version of medals. Since this is solid, you can always polish and restore to the original color and shine. A polishing cloth is included.
This medal is available in shiny .925 sterling silver, antiqued .925 sterling silver, bronze, antique gold, shiny gold bronze and shiny 1K gold. Please see this link to view options. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HolyMomentsDotCom?search_query=gerard
Saint Gerard is the patron saint of unborn children, childbirth, expectant mothers and fertility. I can personally attest to the intercession of St. Gerard with the pregnancy of my first child. I was dialated 2 centimeters, hospitalized and expected to deliver at 30 weeks. My mother-in-law gave me a stuffed bear with a St. Gerard medal attached and his prayer card. We all prayed for St. Gerard's intercession. Doctors could not explain how my cervix closed back up and I delivered my son at 38 weeks.
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1 karat Gold St Gerard Majella Medal, Necklace, French artist Penin, Antique Replica, Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers, Saint of Fertility
Absolutely beautiful!!! Just as I imagined it and it came beautifully boxed. Post arrived earlier than expected as well. Thank you for such a special piece of jewellery.
Incredibly impressed with the quality and presentation of my order. I love the bonus prayer card, means so much! And the handwritten note from the seller was such a sweet touch.
This necklace was packaged BEAUTIFULLY! I was so impressed and then the necklace was exactly what I expected.. really nice quality and special! Would definitely order again as a gift for someone!!
loved everything about the item
Suzanne was amazing and empathetic with my order. She helped me decide which pendant was best for me. The item was beautifully wrapped with a hand written note inside. I’m so glad I came across her shop
Great quality, very pretty. My friend was very touched to receive it.