French Vintage Medal Reads Saint(e) Catherine. Medal features the words Sainte Catherine. Medal displays Saint Catherine holding a wheel in one her left hand and a sword pointing to the ground on the right hand. Necklace is 18” sterling silver. Comes with a genuine Lapiz lazuli 8mm stone.
Saint Catherine is the patron saint of young girls, students, philosophers, and craftsman who work with wheels. Her story is a sad one.
Saint Catherine was tortured on a wheel by the Emperor Maxentius for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The wheel broke and Catherine was eventually beheaded instead. Her martyrdom is remembered in the firework called the 'Catherine Wheel'.
This is the perfect necklace for the student about to enter College/University. Or a younger student entering MiddlE of High School.