Saint Jude Gold Medal Necklace
Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. He is generally identified with Thaddeus, and is also variously called Jude of James, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Thaddaeus or Lebbaeus. He is sometimes identified with Jude, the brother of Jesus, but is clearly distinguished from Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus prior to his crucifixion. Catholic writer Michal Hunt suggests that Judas Thaddaeus became known as Jude after early translators of the New Testament from Greek into English sought to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot and subsequently abbreviated his forename. Most versions of the New Testament in languages other than English and French refer to Judas and Jude by the same name.
Patronage: Armenia; lost causes; desperate situations; hospitals; St. Petersburg, Florida, Brazil; Philippines.
Pendant: Vermeil Gold
Chain: 14K Gold FILLED
Pendant: 26mm x 15mm
Chain: 2 mm
Clasp: Lobster Claw
Available in 20 and 24 inches (Choose length from drop down menu) model is wearing 24 inch chain
Made in the USA
About "Gold Filled Jewelry": Also called rolled-gold. These jewelry items are not actually filled with gold. They are made of a base metal covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical bonding process. Effectively a thick coat of gold: the industry standard for the gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total weight. Made with 14k gold, it is hard wearing. With reasonable care it will not peel or flake, and should last as long as solid 14k gold jewelry. It is safe for most people with sensitive skin. With gold-filled jewelry, the process involves mechanically bonding the gold to the core through extreme pressure and heat. It results in a more resilient exterior that’s not prone to flaking or cracking.