14k Yellow Gold Caridad del Cobre Medal (12.14x12.09 MM)
Caridad Del Cobre means literally ‘Charity of the Copper.’ Our Lady of Charity is Cuba’s patron saint. According to tradition dating back to 1684, three fishermen survived a storm when they found a small statue of the Blessed Virgin floating upon the water. A church was erected for her in El Cobre where a royal edict from King Charles IV of Spain decreed that Cuban slaves were to be freed from the copper mines. In 1954, American author Ernest Hemingway donated his Nobel Prize in Literature medal to the image of the Virgin Mary at the shrine of Caridad del Cobre in Cuba. The medal was stolen in 1986, but recovered days later upon the threat of Raul Castro, after which it was hidden from view. The medal is rarely present in the image and only worn during solemn and Papal occasions. After a visit to Cuba, Pope Francis placed a replica of the statue in the Vatican Gardens in 2014. The feast day of Our Lady of Charity is September 8.
It is fitting this special piece is crafted of gold; it is said spiritual energy and power are activated and awakened by wearing or praying with gold. Gold represents the spiritual treasure gained by transforming the spirit; gold also represents love in the Bible. This is 'earth friendly' as it is made with the Refined Karats system certified by Scientific Certification Systems' (SCS) strict environmental, social, and supply requirements. Proudly made in America with a green process of ethically, environmentally and socially responsible production processes of water, waste and energy management; the gold is from 100 percent recycled Karats.
The rising price of gold makes this, quite simply, a great investment all around.
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- Caridad del Cobre Medal Measures .48 Inches High by .48 Inches Wide
- 12.14 Millimeters X 12.09 Millimeters Caridad Del Cobre Medal Crafted in Polished 14k Yellow Gold
- Quatrefoil Adorn by Scrollwork Design Border Frames Caridad Del Cobre Medal
- Caridad Del Cobre means literally ‘Charity of the Copper.’ Our Lady of Charity, Ochun Goddess of goddess of love and money, patron of the fresh waters.
- Back of Medal is Blank Making it Perfect for Engraving Your Special Message
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