This necklace is set with a bronze roman coin of Constantine the Great (Latin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. (See more history below).
Advantages: This pendant is a completely unisex piece. Could be worn by a man or a woman. The chain is adjustable 17" plus 2" extension and could be further customized. Solid Silver made. The piece could appeal to anyone from a student to a history buff, to people that love antiques, to anyone who appreciates beauty and historic events. This necklace makes for a great conversation piece as well as meaningful gift. Chain length 17" + 2" extension. Chain width Pendant diameter
At the time Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus was proclaimed Caesar, there were five claimants to the throne. He secured his authority by defeating the competition, and strengthening Roman boarders as well as internal administration. When Roman Emperor Constantine the Great ruled Rome, Christianity became the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. Historians remain uncertain about Constantine's reasons for favoring Christianity, and theologians and historians have argued about which form of Christianity he subscribed to. Constantine's subsequent efforts were focused in the west, with the idea of "One empire, one God." He reportedly had a vision one day in which a cross appeared in the sun, confirming to him that he should carry this image along with the message of Christ to protect his troops through battle. By the Edict of Milan, he recognized Christianity, and also had the army paint the cross in their shields using Greek letters 'chi' and 'rho' (X and P) to abbreviate 'Christ'. In 312 AD Constantine and his men defeated Maxentius at Milvia. He also chose Byzantium as the new capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and named it Constantinople. The fact that ten Byzantine emperors bear his name after his death may be seen as a measure of his importance in history. The pendant has two garnets on the sides. It is set in a way that coin is unharmed and preserves its value. Both chain and the pendant are oxidized to match the patina of the coin.
1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea.
2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!
3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
The jewelry made in the US.
The piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity of the Coin.
Workmanship is guaranteed.
RETURNS: 2 weeks no questions asked. Time counts from the time you receive the item to the time you ship it back.