Virgin Mary and Cross Necklace, Pink Rose Quartz Gemstone Catholic Jewelry for Women

Item Description

A perfect jewelry gift for the woman of Catholic faith, the BLESS THIS WOMAN necklace features a stunning two sided pewter pendant.  On one side is found an intricately detailed Blessed Virgin Mary on a budded cross.  “Bless This Woman” is inscribed on the opposite side along with a flower.  Because of its feminine beauty, light pink rose quartz rondelles and glowing pewter beads were used for the main body of the necklace.  Imagine this beauty on yourself or on someone you love, a constant reminder of the wearer’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BLESS THIS WOMAN is a special necklace for the woman who adores unique, one of a kind Christian jewelry.



  • “Bless This Woman” lead free pewter pendant:  app. 32 mm x 3 mm
  • Rose quartz rondelles:  app. 10 mm x 6 mm
  • Pewter bicone beads:  app. 7 mm x 5 mm
  • Metal:  lead free pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  pewter s-clasp set with a floral design
  • Length:  app. 19” / 48.3 cm long
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.25” / 3.2 cm



***For a better understanding of the relative size of the pewter pendant and rose quartz used in the BLESS THIS WOMAN necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.


The eye catching Virgin Mary pendant used in the BLESS THIS WOMAN handmade necklace was cast in the USA in the old Liberty coin style from lead free pewter.  The pendant is two-sided and is wonderfully textured.  It was heavily oxidized and then polished to bring out the raised details.  One side of the pendant features the Virgin Mary against a budded cross with trailing roses, long associated with Mary, flowing out from each side of the figure.  The reverse side has a meaningful inscription, “Bless This Woman.” Also included is a raised five petaled flower, Our Lady’s Cushion, said to have formed cushions on which Mary sat during the family’s flight into Egypt.  Filled with great symbolism, the pendant will surely be cherished by any woman.


  • The Virgin Mary:  the Divine Mother, the Mother of Jesus/God
  • Budded cross: the three “buds” on each end of the cross represent the Holy Trinity
  • Roses:  known as the “queen of flowers”, roses represent Mary as Queen of Heaven.
  • Our Lady’s Cushion: also known the sea-pink (thrift) was said to have formed cushions for Mary to sit on during the flight into Egypt.
  • “Bless This Woman”:  Mary is believed, through prayers, to intercede for people who are experiencing sorrows


To perfectly complement the pendant, light pink rose quartz rondelles were used, a gemstone that is known as the “stone of love” and is believed to help teach forgiveness and tolerance.  Feminine in their loveliness, the rondelles were placed in groups of three (representing the Holy Trinity) separated by lead free pewter bicone beads covered with engraved spirals.  Small sterling silver were placed on either side of the pewter beads.  The last grouping of rondelles at the very back has a count of four.


To finish the BLESS THIS WOMAN necklace, a two sided floral and leaf pewter s-clasp set was used.  Again the flower on each side looks like Our Lady’s Cushion.  A perfect finish for a meaningful necklace design.


The Blessed Virgin Mary is the the Divine Mother, the Mother of Jesus / God.  Rose Quartz is often called the “love stone” as it is said to open the heart to all forms of love; it is said to help teach forgiveness and tolerance.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The BLESS THIS WOMAN pendant and gemstone necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals.  It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!    


***Please be aware that not all computer monitors exhibit colors exactly the same. The colors of the stones are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.     


Shadow Dog Designs

Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman


N2184 - 07-15-17

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