Madonna & Child and St. Gerard Pendant Necklace
Two sided vintage pendant featuring St. Gerard holding a cross on one side and Madonna and Child on the other. St. Gerard is the patron saint of mothers, children, parenthood, good confessions, and people falsely accused. Authentic religious medal, most likely European. This pendant was strung onto a brand new stainless steel chain with lobster clasp closure.
.5" circular pendant, 19" chain
Aluminum and stainless steel.
Common uses for metals shifted with necessity and availability during WWII, creating a surge in artists and designers using aluminum to make jewelry. Not only does aluminum have an attractive silvery sheen, but it’s also hypoallergenic and doesn’t rust. Most vintage aluminum jewelry was made between the mid 1940’s to the mid 1960’s. Though aluminum is resistant to corrosion, it will oxidize with wear, and fade if exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Your aluminum pendant can be gently washed with mild soap and water.