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Only in Print: Old Tradition of Religious Jewelry Back in Vogue

This aqua blue miraculous medal pendant is hand-enamelled by religious sisters in Lourdes, France. (Photo: courtesy of Jessica Connolly)

GLENDALE — Victoria Edwards, a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Glendale, received her first piece of Catholic jewelry — a gold chain with an angel hanging from it — before she was even born.

The necklace, a gift from her grandmother in 1995, is an artistic expression of faith.

Although religiously inspired jewelry has been worn for centuries, crucifixes and miraculous medals have more recently found their way into secular fashion — a trend that local Catholics are noticing…

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