This is a sterling silver 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 read.
This 1 inch round beautiful medal dangles on a 3.1 mm, textured, oxidized sterling silver cable chain. A swiveling lobster clasp closure finishes the piece and ensures perfect wear. The length is adjustable by fastening the lobster clasp to any link. Please contact me if you would prefer a different length chain.
This fine replica is cast in sterling silver using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A.