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Virgin Mary Catholic Necklace, Bless This Woman Handmade Jewelry Gift

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The BLESS THIS WOMAN handmade necklace is a perfect jewelry gift for the woman of Catholic faith.  The one of a kind necklace features a meaningful, two sided Virgin Mary and cross pendant, pink rose quartz and black onyx - an eye catching necklace filled with great symbolism that is sure to be noticed anytime it is worn.  The wonderfully textured, two-sided pendant was cast in the U.S. in the old Liberty coin style from lead free pewter. 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,” underneath 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. The pendant was heavily oxidized and then polished to bring out the raised details, which glow more greatly in real life than the photos show. More details about the symbolism of the pendant can be found below.
Because of the feminine beauty of the pendant, but also the strength the Virgin Mary showed during her life, pink rose quartz and black onyx were used as perfect complements.  Known as the “gemstone of love,” light pink rose quartz rounds are found at the front of the necklace, seven rounds on each side. Separating the rose quartz rounds are black onyx rondelles - black onyx believed to be a powerful “gemstone of protection” - and sterling silver beads.  The back of the necklace is finished with more black onyx, this time an elongated shape with a unique twist, each separated by sterling silver beads. A sterling silver hook clasp set finishes the lovely necklace. 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.  Just imagine this beauty on yourself or on someone you love, a constant reminder of the wearer’s love of the Blessed Virgin.

  • “Bless This Woman” lead free pewter pendant:  app. 32 mm x 3 mm
  • Rose quartz rounds:  app. 10 mm
  • Black onyx rondelles:  app. 6 mm x 4 mm
  • Black onyx twists::  app. 10 mm x 6 mm
  • Metal:  pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver hook clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18” / 45.7 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.5” / 3.8 cm including the sterling jump ring bail


***For a better understanding of the relative size of the pewter pendant and gemstones used in the BLESS THIS WOMAN necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.
The pendant will surely be cherished by a woman of faith since it is filled with great symbolism:
  • 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
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Divine Mother, the Mother of Jesus / God.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  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.  Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking; it is said to bring balance to mind and body and helps the wearer approach a task with greater self confidence.  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.     


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