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A Traveller's Protection - Vintage 10K Gold Saint Christopher Pendant & Chain. This wonderful pendant and chain is crafted from 10K gold, hallmarked 10K on both pieces. Featuring Vintage styling and quality workmanship. The pendant is comprised of a polished gold frame with open-work. The central detailed Saint Christopher, stands out beautifully against the polished surround. The medallion has nice deep carvings on the front and a textured back. The chain is a solid curb link design, featuring a spring ring clasp in perfect working order. This Vintage pendant and chain would make a perfect gift for that special someone or wonderful addition to any jewelry collection.
Comments: Lovely unusual open-work, and beautiful detail and finish.
Traditionally, St. Christopher is best known as the patron saint of travelers. His legend is that of a tall ferryman in the third century who agreed to carry a child across a river. The heavy child turned out to be Christ with the weight of the world upon his shoulders.
In addition to being the patron saint of travelers, Saint Christopher is believed to protect people from epilepsy, lightning, storms, pestilence, and floods. Many soldiers also pay tribute to Saint Christopher by wearing his medal or carrying a prayer card with them.
Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
Measurements: Pendant (including bale) 22.00 mm x 16.00 mm Chain 20"
Weight: 5.20 grams
Date: Circa 1980