A large, silver toned medallion featuring the Sacred Heart of Jesus with an inscription in Spanish, along with a lovely charm of the Holy Dove, is suspended from a hand fabricated chain of lustrous freshwater pearls and oxidized silver elements. The chain was created by hand selecting exquisite creamy pearls, and wire wrapping them with oxidized sterling silver wire. The necklace closes with a sterling lobster claw in bright silver in the back, but the front features a hand oxidized and polished bolt clasp in sterling silver, for use of the charms.
Both the medal and charm are beautifully detailed, with inscriptions on each. The Sacred Heart reads, "Congregacion de las Hijas del S.C. de Jesus", which translates (to the best of my knowledge) to *"Congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus", while the Holy Dove's inscription says, "Come Holy Spirit Enlighten Me".
~The dove is marked sterling silver, but the Sacred Heart medal is not, so I am not certain if it is sterling or silver plated. Natural freshwater pearls are used as accents. ~The necklace measures 18" and closes with a lobster claw clasp, with a bolt clasp in the front to hold the medals. ~Sacred Heart medal measures 36x29mm, not including the bale ~The back of the medal is as lovely as the front, featuring the words, "Ave Maria" and surrounded by a floral pattern. The medal has a nice heft to it.
*From what I could find online, the Congregation is a Roman Catholic congregation of nuns that was founded on December 8, 1871 in Salamanca, Spain, by Saint Candida Maria of Jesus (1845-1912). Known as Jesuitinas (or Jesuitesses) in Spain, their work is primarily educational, and includes the administration of schools and colleges. The congregation is devoted to education in all its forms, and is inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Information taken from Wikivisually https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Daughters_of_Jesus_%28Spain%29
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