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 Post subject: Inherited medallion
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:11 pm 
I am not sure if this is where I need to post. I have searched the net with not luck. I have a St. Barbara pendant that my mother gave me some time ago. She has a larger version and gave me a smaller one. She also has a beautiful St. Barbara bracelet that my father had a smaller sized one made for me in 1997. I am not catholic, although my paternal grandfather was, so I myself do not know much about the Saints.

My question is this, most medallions I have seen are gold or silver and that is it. Both of my medallions have a ruby above the chalice that St. Barbara is holding in her left hand. What is the significance of that, if any at all? Most I have seen do not have any stones in them and are there other saints that have them on their medallions as well?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:14 pm 
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Here is some information on St. Barbara

The ruby most likely symbolizes the blood of Christ.

If I am wrong, please correct me.

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