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Sterling Silver St. Joseph of Cupertino Medal

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This Item is Personalizable. Simply add the item to your cart and you'll be prompted automatically if you wish to have it personalized with your own message.
Please Note: If you choose to personalize this double-sided item, the front image will remain and the back image is replaced with your personalized text. The text will be exactly as you type so please ensure your message is completely correct. We cannot be held responsible for mistakes and personalized items are final sales & non-refundable.

About this Sterling Silver St. Joseph of Cupertino Medal

As one of most popular pendants, this St. Joseph of Cupertino medal is a great option for the pilot in your life as the saint is the patron of pilots, travelers and astronauts.

St. Joseph of Cupertino is the patron saint of air travelers, mental handicaps, test taking, and students. His father died before he was born and left behind debt, forcing his mother to leave their house. Joseph of Cupertino was born in a stable. Throughout his life he had to deal with many issues, such as anger and fear. He found his joy and happiness later in life and spread it to the community.

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Questions You Probably Have

Here are the answers to the questions we get every single day.

What's the right pendant size for me?

All the catholic jewelry sold on our site will be sized including the loop at the top of the medal.

When shopping for jewelry, consider personal preferences and body size. The taller the person the larger the pendant they can wear without seeming out of proportion.

So how do you know what size to pick when purchasing a pendant online? See below for a quick guide

CHARM SIZE: Babies, Children, and Small Charms
These are tiny pendants and are an excellent choice for small children or those looking to add a charm size devotional to an existing pendant. These medals are typically no larger than your pinky nail or US coin dime size.

Common pendant heights include 3/8 inch, ½ inch, and ¼ inch height.

SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE: Women and Teens
The majority of pendants fall into the small to medium size range and are most commonly worn by women, older adolescents, and teen girls.

For small pendants, think of a pendant that is a bit smaller than a dime. Common pendant heights include 9/16th and 5/8 inch height.

A medium sized medal is preferred by most women, youth boys and teen girls. Common sizes include 11/16 inch, 13/16 inch, 3/4 inch and 7/8 inch heights. These pendants are very close in size to a US nickel coin.

LARGE: Men (and women that prefer larger jewelry)
If the pendant is one inch or more in height it is considered large enough for a man to wear. The larger/taller the man, the larger he may prefer to wear his jewelry, so be sure to get out a ruler if you are unsure.

Pendant Guide Size

How do I pick the right necklace length?

Where do you prefer to wear your devotional jewelry? On display for everyone to see or tucked into your shirt, closer to your heart? There is no right or wrong way to wear your crucifix or miraculous jewelry, what makes you feel comfortable is the right choice.

Our necklaces are displayed in total length in inches. The shorter the length the higher up on our chest the pendant will sit.

Necklace Length Guide

 

Children and youth: A 16-inch chain is appropriate to wear for a first communion age child. If younger, consider a 13 inch.

Women: If you like your pendant to sit just below your neck and visible with most tops, select an 18-inch chain. If you are a woman and prefer a longer chain that will not be visible with most tops, choose a 20 inch or longer. Please note, the taller or larger your body type, the longer your chain to fit around your neck.

Teen Boys: Many teens wear a shorter chain for two reasons, they are a bit smaller in size or they want to make sure the pendant is visible to others. Teen boys do well with 18 inches (very high up, close to the neck), 20 inches (below the collarbone) and 24 inches (by the breastbone).

Men: Many Catholic men will choose to wear a Miraculous medal or a crucifix tucked inside their shirt and to have it rest between their color bone, near to their heart. For this look, we suggest a 24-inch chain or longer. Most men will be able to put a 24-inch chain over their head (if you are a larger man, you may need to consider a slightly longer chain).

27-inch to 30-inch necklace is extra-long and many larger men prefer these lengths for their devotional jewelry so they can easily put them over their heads without having to open and close a clasp.

For the perfect fit, take a moment a measure the circumference of your neck, especially if you intend to purchase a shorter choker length (16” or less). With a soft tape measure, wrap the tape measure around your neck, note the measurement and then add two inches to that. This is the shortest chain option you should consider, and it will be above the collarbone.

Consider Your Pendant Size
Balance is important when selecting a chain length. A small pendant will look odd with a long bulky chain and a large pendant should be worn with a chain heavy enough to maintain the pendant and chain without breaking.

For more detailed explanation on choosing the correct length take a look at Necklace Length Guide

Explanation of Our Chain Types

Sterling Silver Chain

Our sterling silver chains are genuine .925 sterling silver chains. A .925 stamp guarantees that the chains are 92.5% pure silver mixed with 7.5% copper. Copper is added to strengthen the metal as silver itself is too soft for jewelry. Adding a bit of copper creates a durable material without compromising the color.

Added bonus! Our sterling silver chains are tarnish-resistant because they include a very thin top layer of rhodium. Rhodium is a very precious metal (more so than gold) and a few microns of this material is added to coat the sterling silver chains so that they look lustrous and will not tarnish.

**NEVER CLEAN YOUR STERLING SILVER WITH CAUSTIC SUBSTANCES. Only use mild dish soap for cleaning.

Rhodium Plated Chain

A rhodium Plated chain is a perfect match for your sterling silver pendant. Our brass chains are layered in a thin coating of Rhodium (just a few microns) and are transformed into a lustrous silver-tone with tarnish resistant properties. This is a great option for your pendant as it keeps costs down without compromising on quality.

** NEVER CLEAN YOUR RHODIUM PLATED CHAINS WITH CAUSTIC SUBSTANCES. Only use mild dish soap for cleaning.

Gold Plated Chain

A Gold-plated chain has the look of gold with value pricing. The chain's base metal (typically brass, copper or other metals) is coated with a very thin layer of gold by using an electrochemical process.

Please note, over time, a gold-plated chain may wear off as it comes in contact with a person's skin or pollutants.

Gold Filled Chain

Although more expensive, a gold-filled chain wears just like gold and will not wear off.

Solid gold is bonded to a base metal chain. The heat and pressure of the bonding process fuse the base metal to the gold for a lasting combination.

Gold-filled chains are stamped with their gold percentage. Our gold-filled chains are 14KT gold-filled, or 10KT or 12KT.

What is Gold-Filled jewelry?

14 karat Gold-filled jewelry looks just like 14 karat solid gold jewelry, but it is a fraction of the cost.

With 14 karat gold jewelry being so expensive many of us are opting for the gold-filled versions of our favorite devotional jewelry. (don't confuse gold filled with gold plated as they are very different)

In simple terms, a gold-filled piece of jewelry has a thick layer of gold on the back and the front of the pendant. The two 14 karat gold layers are bonded together over a base metal. A gold-filled pendant will use less gold, so it costs less but looks just as good.

When you purchase a gold-filled pendant from the Catholic Faith Store, here's what you can expect;

  • Looks like solid gold
  • Maintains its value
  • Tarnish resistant
  • Stamped on the back
  • Made in the USA
  • Will last for decades

It looks like gold, it wears like gold and that is because the outer layer is 14K (or 12KT) gold!

For more detailed information on 14K gold, gold-filled and gold-plated, take a look at What’s the Difference Between 14KT, Gold-Filled, and Gold Plated?

What is Rhodium?

Rhodium is a very precious metal that can cost much more than gold and platinum!

By itself rhodium is generally not considered a feasible material to make jewelry from, because it is stressed & brittle, and very difficult to "work" properly for jewelry making. But Rhodium is fabulous as a plating for jewelry because it is glitteringly, dazzlingly, white and mirror-like. It's like chrome, but much whiter, and one of the most reflective of metals there is.

The majority of our silver colored chains (brass and sterling silver) are plated with rhodium to give them a protective layer that matches with the jewelry, and is very hypoallergenic.

Our 'high shine' jewelry pendants and charms are typically plated with a thick layer of rhodium to get that mirror-like finish that can't be achieved with sterling silver alone.

What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling Silver History

Experts believe that silver alloy, used today as sterling silver, originated in continental Europe in the 12th century. Pure silver was found to be a soft and easily damageable material. When combined with other metals, most commonly cooper, it produced a tougher material that could be heavily relied on. Throughout the next few centuries, Sterling Silver was used as currency and for household items. It was often used as silverware and became the material used in a proper table setting between 1840 and 1940 throughout the United States and Europe. Because of this popularity, silver companies began to grow. During this craze, companies began to experiment using Sterling Silver compositions in jewelry, as it was a material that was easy to mold into intricate designs and gave a luxurious look with its metallic finish.

Sterling Silver Composition

While pure silver can be combined with many different types of metals, Sterling Silver is created when combining pure silver with copper. Sterling Silver jewelry can be composed with different amounts of copper but is most often seen with the .925 stamp, meaning that the composition is of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. This has been found to be a good combination for maintaining the silver's durability without harming its sparkle.

How do I care for my sterling silver?

Sterling Silver Cleaning Instructions

  • NEVER use a sterling silver cleaning solution on your jewelry. It will take off the protective coating.
  • Take a half cup of warm water and a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid soap and mix together.
  • With a soft clean cotton cloth dip the cloth into the soapy water getting it moist.
  • Use the moist cloth to wipe the surface of your sterling silver jewelry.
  • Take the just cleaned jewelry and run under clear water for a few seconds to wash away any soap.
  • Allow jewelry to dry before storing

Other things to remember: When not wearing your sterling silver jewelry, keep it in an air-tight container or zip lock bag. Avoid household clean products getting in contact with the jewelry. And take off your jewelry when you swim, shower or are washing dishes.

For a more detailed explanation see 5 Easy-To-Follow Steps for Cleaning Your Sterling Silver Jewelry

Read Fifty Five St. Joseph of Cupertino Medal Reviews

4.93Rated 4.93 from 55 reviews
5 09/25/2018Sandy from Tulsa, OK - Verified Customer

The quality of this medal is excellent and the whole order was a smooth and arrived on time.

5 05/15/2018Bernadette from Colorado Springs, CO - Verified Customer
5 12/12/2016Holly from Jericho, VT - Verified Customer
5 08/23/2016Michael from Pittsburgh, PA - Verified Customer
5 04/20/2016Alicia Cj from Tampa, FL - Verified Customer
5 04/14/2016Joseph from Beverly, MA - Verified Customer
5 08/25/2015Teresa from Milton, GA - Verified Customer
5 06/27/2015Maureen from Bridgeport, WV - Verified Customer

This was of great comfort to my daughter as she takes her first trip in an airplane, going to Eastern Europe. Our parish priest loved it too! Thank you...

5 03/12/2015Amelia from Eugene, OR - Verified Customer
5 02/26/2015Fidelma from Milton, MA - Verified Customer
5 10/01/2014Scott from Commerce, CA - Verified Customer
5 09/11/2014Patricia from Albany, GA - Verified Customer

Awesome service!!! Medal looked great! The recipient loved it! Thank you so much!

5 02/04/2014David from Trinity Beach, Australia - Verified Customer
5 12/26/2013Bernadette from Hendersonvlle, TN - Verified Customer

Very nice!

5 12/06/2013Melissa from Clinton, IA - Verified Customer
5 12/01/2013Terri from Winchester, IN - Verified Customer

Very happy

5 06/09/2013Lauren from Papillion, NE - Verified Customer

I was greatly satisfied with the quality of this pendant & its engraving upon my receipt. It is going to make a meaningful gift for my brother's USAF flight school graduation. Thank you.

5 06/06/2013Catherine from Orange, CT - Verified Customer
5 04/28/2013Stephen from Brooklyn, NY - Verified Customer

Yes the Medal is magnificent but a little bigger than I expected. This is in no way a reflection on your service or product you sell, just didn't imagine it the way it was described.

5 03/18/2013David from Harmon, IL - Verified Customer
5 12/06/2012Brandi from Tooele, UT - Verified Customer

I have to say the picture online looked great, hence my purchase, but when I received the product, I felt that the picture did not do it justice. Beautiful attention to detail! I would definitely recommend this product! Thank You

5 12/01/2012Ann from Lombard, IL - Verified Customer
5 06/09/2012Lynda from San Diego, CA - Verified Customer

I purchased this to replace one my husband received from his mother when he first joined the U.S.A.F. many years ago. I am very pleased with it and so is he!

5 06/08/2012M Linda from Plantation, FL - Verified Customer
5 05/22/2012Danielle from Sharon, MA - Verified Customer

i received the item earlier than expected. it was perfect - the inscription was very nicely done. My friend was very happy with his surprise gift as he enters pilot school!

5 05/19/2012Amy from Houston, TX - Verified Customer
5 05/18/2012Meredith from New York, NY - Verified Customer
5 05/17/2012Jill from Slidell, LA - Verified Customer
5 04/14/2012Dave from Holloman Afb, NM - Verified Customer

Everything arrived as advertised and on time.

5 02/18/2012Nicole from Yonkers, NY - Verified Customer
5 12/17/2011Susan from Hunter, NY - Verified Customer
4 10/19/2011Margaret from Manasquan, NJ - Verified Customer
5 09/21/2011Emmy from San Dimas, CA - Verified Customer
4 07/27/2010Joe from Fort Thomas, KY - Verified Customer
5 07/23/2010Maria C from Wimauma, FL - Verified Customer
5 06/21/2010Kathleen from Canajoharie, NY - Verified Customer

I was very pleased with the medal. My nephew just started pilot training and it made him very happy to have this.

4 06/18/2010Brandon from Prospect, KY - Verified Customer

The metal is beautiful, the only complaint is that it is getting a dirt on the back of it that is not easy to take off. Thank you!

5 05/31/2010Melody from Apo, AE - Verified Customer

My son, who just completed his pilot training, loves his medal~

5 03/31/2010Kimberly from Conifer, CO - Verified Customer
5 03/23/2010Laury from Peachtree Cty, GA - Verified Customer
5 01/20/2010Jessica from Clinton, TN - Verified Customer
5 01/01/2010Louise from Freehold, NJ - Verified Customer

Thank you for rapid order processing. Have a blessed and prosperous 2010.

5 12/11/2009William from Basingstoke, United Kingdom - Verified Customer

Its a very beautiful item. Many thanks:)

5 12/08/2009Diane from Alpena, MI - Verified Customer
5 11/11/2009Claudia from Ottawa, Canada - Verified Customer

Travelled to the Vatican and they couldn't help us but you certainly came through.

5 07/08/2009Melissa from Wavell Heights, Australia - Verified Customer
5 06/30/2009Michael from Glen Cove, NY - Verified Customer
5 06/09/2009Nicole from Yuba City, CA - Verified Customer
5 04/28/2009Sebastian from Des Plaines, IL - Verified Customer
5 03/26/2009Amy M from Alexandria, VA - Verified Customer
5 02/18/2009Debbie from Federal Way, WA - Verified Customer
5 02/11/2009Nancy from Peachtree City, GA - Verified Customer
5 01/25/2009Annie from Lethbridge, Canada - Verified Customer

Love it..thanks

4 01/24/2009Cynthia from Virginia Beach, VA - Verified Customer
5 09/11/2008Colleen from Centereach, NY - Verified Customer

excellent customer service , thank you for all of your help researching this medal for me.

 

 
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