Rosa Mystica
Rosa Mystica pendant
Vintage "Rosa Mystica" charm - 18k

Vintage "Rosa Mystica" charm - 18k

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In the fifth century, Coelius Sedulius referred to the Virgin Mary as a "rose among thorns". "Rosa Mystica" is a poetic title for Mary.

In 1531 the Virgin Mary appeared to in Tepeyac Hill in Mexico and performed "the miracle of the roses" as proof of her presence. Roses never grew on that rocky terrain, and certainly not in December. When people tried to pick and take some of them, they could not do so because they became "not roses that they touched, but as if they were painted or embroidered." Indeed, they were "mystical roses" from the hands of the Mystical Rose herself.

This lovely charm was crafted in two-toned 18k gold. It features Mary with a halo and her title "Rosa Mystica" framing her head on a central disc surrounded by a quatrefoil border.  It is hallmarked with the French eagle head punch. Measures 20mm in diameter (not including the top loop) and weighs 1.33g. You will receive the pictured charm.

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