Saint Rose of Lima/Archangel Michael Reliquary Pendant
Crafted by the Peruvian family cooperative Joyas Cachi, Santa Rosa of Lima and Archangel Michael are masterfully painted on mother of pearl in this gorgeous, teardrop shaped reliquary pendant. Reliquaries hearken back to the Colonial era of Peru, when they became a unique genre of devotional jewelry and artistic expression. With an image on each side, the wearer can always keep one of the subjects hidden and close to their heart. Inspired by their family patriarch, Victor Valderrama, the Joyas Cachi cooperative carries on his tradition of blending Inca, Colonial, Modern and Baroque styles and jewelry techniques. Each piece is handmade from start to finish, including mold making, casting, soldering and polishing.
This pendant is about 2 and ¼ inches long and 1 inch at its widest point.
Chain sold separately.