14k Yellow Gold Matka Boska Czestochowska Reversible Medal Pendant (17X14MM)
Matka Boska, Our Lady of Cz?stochowa, has been the national heroine and patron saint of the Polish People for over six hundred years. She is also known as the ‘Black Madonna’ due to the present darkened appearance of the icon. Art historians say that the original painting was a Byzantine icon created around the 6th or 9th century; they agree that Prince Wladys?aw brought it to the Jasna Góra monastery in the 14th century. The Black Madonna is credited with miraculously saving the monastery from a Swedish invasion in 1695. Seventy monks and 180 local volunteers held off 4,000 Swedes for forty days and saved their sacred icon. Cz?stochowa is regarded as the most popular shrine in Poland, with many Polish Catholics making a pilgrimage there every year. A pilgrimage has left Warsaw every Aug. 6 since 1711 for the nine-day, 140-mile trek.
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. Optimistic and positive, gold adds richness and warmth to everything with which it is associated. It illuminates and enhances. Gold represents perfection in all things. This is 'earth friendly' as it is made with the Refined Karats system certified by Scientific Certification Systems' (SCS) strict 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 a great investment.
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- Matka Boska Medal Measures .67 Inches High by .55 Inches Wide
- Matka Boska Medal Measures is 17.00 Millimeters High x 14.00 Millimeters Wide
- Engraved Text Round 'Matka Boska Czestochowska' Encircles the Medal; Die Struck, Hollow Medal is Crafted in Polished and Satin 14k Yellow Gold
- Matka Boska, Our Lady of Czestochowa, known as the ‘Black Madonna’ due to the present darkened appearance of the icon. She is the national heroine of the Polish People.
- Proudly made in USA
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