Length: Approximately 19.5 inches.
This vintage looking necklace combines the classic look of dyed fresh-water pearls, with faceted crystal beads and metal spacer beads. The two-sided medal depicting "Mary, Undoer of Knots" is hand-cast in bronze and patterned after an antique design. The piece has been strung on a high quality, 49 strand, nylon coated beading wire and double crimped for added security.
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The pearl is the oldest know gem, and for centuries considered the most valuable. It was said in some early cultures that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster. Pearls have been called the 'teardrop of the moon.' Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.
The theology of Mary untying knots goes back to the second century and was understood as Mary untying the knot of sin and disobedience crated by Eve. Pope Francis has a special devotion to Our Lady Undoer of Knots. As a Cardinal studying in Germany he came across the Bavarian painting of "Holy Mary, Our Lady Untier of Knots" and took a copy back to Argentina and promoted devotion to Mary.
In the words of Pope Francis..."All of us have knots in our hearts, failings and all of us go through difficult times. Our good Lord, who bestows grace on all His children, wants us to have faith in Her; he wants us to entrust the knots of our woesto her, the knots of our miseries that prevent us from reaching God, so that She can untie them and bring us closer to His son Jesus.This is the meaning of the icon."
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