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Men's St. Michael Medal with Shield Shape

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1 1/4" x 7/8"

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Men's St. Michael Medal with Shield Shape

This very popular St. Michael pendant has a great shield shape. On either side are the words SAINT MICHAEL - PROTECT US. The back is plain and can be engraved for a truly personalized medal.

St. Michael the Archangel is venerated as the guardian of God's people and is the patron saint of police officers, paramedics, paratroopers, battle, soldiers, and sailors.

  • Pendant Size: 1 1/4" x 7/8 " (Includes loop at the top)
  • Pendant Material: Sterling Silver
  • Worn by: Men
HMH Pendant Information
Quality Made for Catholic Faith Store by HMH Religious

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

Reviews (39)

4.92(39 reviews)
5 10/08/2018Pamela from Halifax, MA - Verified Customer

We got this St. Michael metal for my son how is joining the plymouth county sheriffs dept. and he just had his 21st birthday. He said it was the best present he got. this metal has great detail and is very handsome for any male 1st responder that u would like to help keep safe. ty catholic faith store for selling such high quality metals. and the engraving was done very well. thank you, Pettingell family, Halifax, Ma

5 08/04/2018Hoang from Santa Barbara, CA - Verified Customer

Great price and fast delivery. This is my one stop place for future orders.

5 07/17/2018Mary from Williston Pk, NY - Verified Customer
4 05/24/2018Rosemary from Chino Hills, CA - Verified Customer
5 05/01/2018Georgianne from Upland, IN - Verified Customer
5 03/20/2018Jennifer from Elizabeth, IN - Verified Customer

This medal was a wedding gift for my husband. I loved that I could engrave it with out wedding date. It arrived way before the scheduled delivery date and in plenty of time for the wedding. He adores it and it looks amazing around his neck. Thank you for helping to make our special day even better.

5 03/13/2018Elizabeth from Tuscaloosa, AL - Verified Customer
5 03/06/2018Carley from Moseley, VA - Verified Customer

This was a beautiful gift for my husband. It was the perfect size for a man as it was larger than I anticipated. He loves it!

5 02/08/2018Emily from Lacey, WA - Verified Customer
5 12/12/2017Heather from Matthews, NC - Verified Customer

Turned out outstanding! Exactly what I was wanting

5 08/28/2017Cheyenne from Connellsville, PA - Verified Customer

The shipping was very fast for it being in engraved. My boyfriend who is a police officer loved it.

5 05/11/2017Michael from Hollywood, MD - Verified Customer
5 02/17/2017Sharlene from Dublin, CA - Verified Customer
5 02/16/2017Amy from Great River, NY - Verified Customer

He loved it. Was engraved and shipped within 5 hours of my order submission.

5 01/25/2017Sheila from Bismarck, ND - Verified Customer

I bought this for my son who is a police officer, I had it engraved on the back and everything looks great, the medal is very clear and easy to see and the engraving was perfect. I will definitely order from this store in the future

5 12/29/2016Lorie from West Seneca, NY - Verified Customer
5 12/27/2016Darrell from Wadsworth , OH - Verified Customer
5 12/06/2016Margaret from Orlando, FL - Verified Customer

Perfect pendant for my police officer husband.

5 11/10/2016Colleen from Chicago, IL - Verified Customer
5 09/14/2016Betsy from Ellicott City, MD - Verified Customer

Recent graduate of the Police Academy loved it!

5 09/02/2016Rose from Aiken, SC - Verified Customer

Excellent quality and beautiful workmanship. Came well-packaged with presentation gift box. I purchased the item for my grandson who is a Marine. It would be good to have the option for a longer chain.

5 07/26/2016Lori from Davenport, IA - Verified Customer
5 07/04/2016Timothy from Norwich, CT - Verified Customer

It's a fine piece of jewelry and it's what I expected !

5 06/25/2016Dennis from Yonkers, NY - Verified Customer

Very impress with the fast service of this site,,it was ship the day I ordered this medal , with engraving ..the medal is just want i was looking for.

5 06/22/2016Donna from Wantagh, NY - Verified Customer
5 06/21/2016Rachel from Lincoln, NE - Verified Customer

I was very impressed when I got this medal! Not only was it sentimental that you can engrave the back, which I did for my fiancé, but the quality and design was well done and beautiful! It exceeded my expectations, thank you catholic faith store!!

5 03/27/2016Kelly from Plano, IL - Verified Customer
5 12/29/2015Melissa from Mahopac, NY - Verified Customer
5 04/15/2015Douglas from Shawnee, KS - Verified Customer
5 01/21/2015Venturina from Brooklyn, NY - Verified Customer

When I received the medal it was even more beautiful in person. It is a nice size and the length of the chain is perfect for a man. I also got a message engraved on the back which came out beautifully.

5 01/04/2015Steve from Winston Salem, NC - Verified Customer

I bought this for my husband, and he never takes it off. It's perfect, just the right size and length for a man.

5 12/29/2014Richard from Double Oak, TX - Verified Customer

Our son was very satisfied with his gift. Thanks.

5 10/30/2014David from Rockville, MD - Verified Customer
5 07/18/2014Jean from Phoenix, AZ - Verified Customer

After searching various sites, I found that the Catholic Faith Store offers the most beautiful St. Michael Medal available anywhere. I purchased this medal on line for my nephew who was scheduled to graduate from the NY Police Academy in two weeks. The Catholic Faith Store order form has a section you can fill out to say that a gift should arrive before a certain date. I have never seen this question on any other site. The Store also engraved the medal, and I was a little concerned whether the medal would arrive before the graduation day. I was very happy to learn that the medal was shipped in only two days, and arrived well before the graduation. My nephew was very pleased with the quality and beauty of the medal and the engraving was perfect. The Catholic Faith Store delivers outstanding customer service and great products.

5 10/15/2013Kerry from Port St Lucie, FL - Verified Customer

Beautiful item. It's the perfect size.

5 05/01/2013B from Culver, OR - Verified Customer

Very detailed & attractive.

3 12/01/2012Marie from Yorktown Hts, NY - Verified Customer

I was very happy with how quickly you were able to get it to me. It was a birthday present and I had it monogrammed, but I still received it within 4 days I believe. My son loved it. Thank you.

5 10/27/2012Jessica from Long Valley, NJ - Verified Customer
5 11/24/2009Robin from Ridgely, MD - Verified Customer

Both my wife and I enjoy the Medal. Very happy with the Quality

 

 
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