The most unusual aspect is the gorgeous rose textured background behind St. Therese. The oxidation and antiquing process highlights these gorgeous details.
On the front, in French, is "Sancta Teresia a Jesu Infante" meaning "St. Theresa of the Child Jesus".
On the backside, in French, is "Je veux passer mon ciel a faire du bien sur la terre" meaning "I want to spend my heaven doing good on earth".
This is signed by French artist "Lasserre" at the very bottom under St. Therese, but is very difficult to see.
The medal is 1 inch round and the 2x3mm cable chain has a lobster clasp closure. Please contact me if you would prefer a different length chain.
This fine replica piece is cast in solid gold bronze using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A. The oxidation finishing process prevents tarnishing from contact with air. Excessive skin oils may darken the backside of the medal. It is also best to not wear gold bronze in water. A polishing cloth is included so the medal can be polished to the original appearance. You would not damage the medal by contact with water since it is solid gold bronze (not a plating), but it may darken and need additional polishing.
This medal is available in sterling silver, bronze and antique gold. Please see this link to view options. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HolyMomentsDotCom?search_query=french+therese
A Holy Moments® Artisan piece.
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