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Men's Two-Tone Mens or Womens Two Tone St. Benedict Crucifix Pendant

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About this Men's Two-Tone Mens or Womens Two Tone St. Benedict Crucifix Pendant

This gorgeous Saint Benedict Crucifix Pendant features a sterling silver cross with a gold filled corpus and INRI sign. Behind the head of the corpus is the St. Benedict medal.

The St. Benedict medal is known for the belief in its power against evil and is also known as the "devil-chasing medal."

The reverse side of the medal carries the Vade retro satana ("Step back, Satan") formula which has been used by Catholics to ward off evil since the 15th century. St. Benedict is the patron saint of kidney disease and students. 

  • Sizes available: Medium (for women / youth) 1 1/8" x 5/8". Large (men) 1 3/4" x 1".
  • Medium pendant: 18” light curb sterling silver chain with clasp.
  • Large pendant: 24” heavy curb chain stainless steel with clasp.
  • Includes in a velvet jewelry box.
  • The medal is made in the USA.
Quality Made for Catholic Faith Store by Bliss Manufacturing
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 Forty Eight Mens or Womens Two Tone St. Benedict Crucifix Pendant Reviews

4.90Rated 4.90 from 48 reviews
4 09/22/2018James from Warrenville, SC - Verified Customer
5 07/24/2018Diane from Bohemia, NY - Verified Customer
5 07/06/2018Dominick from Columbus, NC - Verified Customer

I was impressed as soon as I took it out of the lovely box it came with. I love it, nice weight and two tone color makes this a perfect tribute to our Lord. You will not be disappointed purchasing this beautiful crucifix and chain, would make a great gift.

5 06/28/2018Miranda from Philadelphia, PA - Verified Customer

Great product, got it for my dads birthday and he loved it! It’s a little more silver looking than. The picture thought

2 03/07/2018Michelle from Russellville, AR - Verified Customer
5 02/05/2018Christine from Worcester, MA - Verified Customer
5 02/04/2018Frank from Chino, CA - Verified Customer

I love it

5 01/17/2018Linda from Blairstown , NJ - Verified Customer

Beautifully made, an attention getter, such a great quality piece,my son is so thrilled and appreciative, definitely will cherish always!

5 12/28/2017Elaine from S Portland, ME - Verified Customer

Beautiful crucifix that was a gift for my 20yr old son for Christmas. He loves it and it is beautiful in person.

5 12/22/2017Veronica from Simi Valley, CA - Verified Customer
5 12/12/2017Charles from Bryan, TX - Verified Customer

Very pleased with quality and processing of order

5 10/02/2017Charles from Kellyville, Australia - Verified Customer
5 04/28/2017Heather from Highland Park, IL - Verified Customer

Really beautiful!

5 04/21/2017Carolyn M from Yukon, OK - Verified Customer
5 04/04/2017Paul from Keokuk, IA - Verified Customer
5 03/25/2017Phillip from Carmel, IN - Verified Customer

Very nice crucifix!

5 09/14/2016Linda C from Saint Joseph, MO - Verified Customer

Love this..it was just as beautiful as the picture..very happy with it

5 07/05/2016Yairene from Coral Springs, FL - Verified Customer
5 04/05/2016Lisa from Woodstock, GA - Verified Customer

Love it! Perfect size for my husband : )

5 12/22/2015Maria from Pittsburgh, PA - Verified Customer
5 12/18/2015Tara from Hoover, AL - Verified Customer
5 11/29/2015Ling from Richmond, Australia - Verified Customer
5 06/04/2015Malcolm from Flower Mound, TX - Verified Customer
5 05/21/2015April from Southport, CT - Verified Customer

Got this as a gift for my father. He just loves it. It is masculine and the chain is a great length (the longer one). This comes in two sizes so I would reccomend the larger for a man.

4 04/15/2015Laura from Lake Forest, IL - Verified Customer
5 01/02/2015Aida from Kingwood, TX - Verified Customer

Very nice and good quality.

5 05/17/2014Koren from Port St Lucie, FL - Verified Customer
5 03/13/2014Charles from Tacoma, WA - Verified Customer

Beautiful. Exactly what I expected.

5 11/09/2012Paul from Ware, MA - Verified Customer
5 04/05/2012Robert from Mckeesport, PA - Verified Customer

perfect for our son's confirmation. very good quality!

5 12/27/2011Peter from Lund, Sweden - Verified Customer

Beautiful crucifix for a good price. Perfect size!

5 12/15/2011Debra from San Antonio, TX - Verified Customer

This was my first time ordering from this site. I am thrilled with my purchases (a crucifix for me, a crucifix for my soon-to-be-Catholic son-in-law, and patron saint medal pendants for my daughters). We will all feel very blessed when we get them blessed before Christmas midnight Mass!

5 11/30/2011Karen from State College, PA - Verified Customer

Plus, service was efficient!

5 10/05/2011William from Airdrie, Canada - Verified Customer
5 06/25/2011Michael from Scone, Australia - Verified Customer

Item received in great time, thankyou

5 06/08/2010Marianne from Chandler, AZ - Verified Customer

The wrong item was sent out first but the correction was extremely quick and I appreciated the no hassle return of the wrong item. The crucifix is beautiful!

5 05/05/2010John from Aldie, VA - Verified Customer
5 04/29/2010Debra from Clark, NM - Verified Customer
5 01/05/2010Lenora from Chicago, IL - Verified Customer

I was thrilled with both the product quality and the service.

5 01/03/2010Catherine from Sacramento, CA - Verified Customer

beautiful!!!!!!!!

5 11/17/2009Vicki from Overland Park, KS - Verified Customer

I will shop on your site more, it was a pleasant experience!

5 09/24/2009Sylvain from Villiers Le Mahieu, France - Verified Customer

J'habite en France, j'ai reu ce magnifique bijou très rapidement, excellent vendeur, à recommander, merci à vous.

5 06/27/2009Rosemary from Poinciana, FL - Verified Customer
5 05/09/2009Cindy from Kansas City, MO - Verified Customer
5 05/08/2009Rebecca from Clark, NJ - Verified Customer
5 05/02/2009Ruth from Carmel, IN - Verified Customer

I purchased this cross as a first Communion present for my Grandson. He loved it and put it on right away and hasn't taken it off. Thank you Ruth Rex

5 12/06/2008Hiroshi from Tokyo, Japan - Verified Customer

Thanks & God Bless You.

5 01/27/2008Frances from Southaven, MS - Verified Customer

 

 
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