St Christopher and Madonna and Child Silver Pendant
St. Christopher, whose story draws on both religious teachings and Ancient Greek mythology, is considered the patron saint of travellers.
A story often told by older generations, he is often depicted as a man of significant physical stature. He devoted himself to helping travellers across a dangerous river where people often drowned. One day, a child approached him and asked to be helped across. St. Christopher obliged. However, as he entered the water, the river rose and the child's weight grew and became extremely heavy. It was only by great exertion that St. Christopher safely delivered the child to the other side. When St. Christopher asked the child why he was so heavy, the child explained that He was Christ and when he carried Him, he also carried the weight of the whole world on his shoulders.
This pendant is double-faced and features Maddona and Child on the other side.
Handmade in Cyprus
Material: 925 sterling silver
Size: ø 22mm
SISTER jewellery is made of 24k Gold-plated 925 Sterling Silver. Gold plating naturally wears off over time, revealing the silver beneath. Avoid contact with fragrances, lotions, rough surfaces and cleaning agents, especially chlorine as it can permanently damage or discolour your jewellery. Make sure your skin is dry before putting on your jewellery. Always remove your gold plated jewellery in the shower, when swimming or exercising and store it in a dry and air-tight place. Clean it gently with a soft cloth only and avoid rubbing. Unlike mass produced jewellery,handmade pieces will almost always have imperfections and each piece will never be identical to another. This uniqueness is part of the beauty of handmade jewellery.
Meet the makers
Sister jewellery is handcrafted by two brothers, George and Panagiotis, in the picturesque village of Lefkara, in a workshop they have been running since 1968. George is a master of repoussage and in making the traditional silver 'kapnistri' using at weddings. When they are not producing jewellery, they love to pick olives in their grounds.
Sister jewellery draws inspiration from traditional Cypriot mythological and Christian images, statues and stories. Our Jewellery is made of 925 Sterling Silver and is made using lost wax casting.