This is a solid gold bronze antique replica of a very rare St. Theresa of the Child Jesus (St Therese of Lisieux) medal from France. I am blessed to own this original and be able to share with you.
The most unusual aspect is the gorgeous rose textured background behind St. Therese. The oxidation and antiquing process highlights these gorgeous details.
On the front, in French, is "Sancta Teresia a Jesu Infante" meaning "St. Theresa of the Child Jesus".
On the backside, in French, is "Je veux passer mon ciel a faire du bien sur la terre" meaning "I want to spend my heaven doing good on earth".
This is signed by French artist "Lasserre" at the very bottom under St. Therese, but is very difficult to see.
The 2x3mm cable chain is 20 inches long and the medal is 1 inch round. A lobster clasp closure finishes the piece. Please contact me if you would prefer a different length chain.
This fine replica piece is cast in solid gold bronze using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A. The oxidation finishing process prevents tarnishing. Excessive skin oils may darken the backside of the medal so a polishing cloth is included. Since this is solid gold bronze, the medal will return to its original color if polishing is necessary.