Our Lady of Mount Carmel | Statement Necklace | Bronze Clay | Matte Gold | Antique Replica | Catholic Medal


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This gorgeous Lady of Mount Carmel statement piece is a show stopper! This bronze clay replica was created in my studio from a very substantial antique medal. The original had been cut about a quarter of the way through. Most likely to test to see if the metal was valuable. I was able to repair the cut with clay in order to make a functional mold. The bronze replica hangs from an Art Nouveau link bale attached with two etched jump rings. The chain has alternating large links with texture and ridges and is finished with a tarnish resistant coating. It is finished off with a sturdy matte gold finished lobster clay with etched designs. This piece wears beautifully and has the appearance of a very expensive piece of fine jewelry!

To gauge the size and proportions of this design, see the image of the necklace beside a quarter in the listing photos. A quarter is approximately 1” in diameter for reference.

Each antique medal in my Crown of Grace collection was lovingly searched for according to it’s age, shape, subject matter, and rarity. Many of the medals used during my hand replicating process are over a century old. I reproduce each piece by making a mold, hand pressing small batch bronze clay into the mold, drying, and kiln firing at 1420 degrees in a double carbon process. Each medal is hand wire brushed to give them a matte gold base and polished on the high relief areas to give them a luxurious Baroque light gold finish.

The chains that I use in my designs are hand selected to compliment the medals. They have a double layer of non tarnish matte gold finish for durability and tarnish resistance. In addition, they are nickel, cadmium, & lead free.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel feast day: July 16

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or Virgin of Carmel, is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order, particularly within the Catholic Church. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid-13th century. They built in the midst of their hermitages a chapel which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the "Lady of the place." Our Lady of Mount Carmel was adopted in the 19th century as the patron saint of Chile.

Since the 15th century, popular devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has centered on the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as the Brown Scapular. Traditionally, Mary is said to have given the Scapular to an early Carmelite named Simon Stock (1165–1265). The liturgical feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on 16 July.

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