St. Benedict Gold (Enamel) Small
St. Benedict loved the cross and used it to drive away demons.
The vertical beam of the Cross has five letters:
C.S.S.M.L., meaning Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux (May the holy Cross be for me a light).
The horizontal beam of the Cross also has five letters:
N.D.S.M.D., meaning Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux (Let not the dragon be my guide).
The four large letters at the angles of the Cross:
C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict).
Encircling the Cross in a circle around the right margin are these letters: V.R.S.N.S.M.V.,>
meaning Vade retro Satana; nunquam suade mihi vana
(Begone Satan! Suggest not to me thy vain things).
Around the left margin of the circle are these letters:
S.M.Q.L.I.V.B., meaning Sunt mala quae libas; ipse venena bibas
(The drink you offer is evil; drink that poison yourself).
At the top of the circle is the word PAX (Peace).
- Enamel is glass, so everyday dirts, oils and/or fingerprints can be easily wiped off with a polishing cloth or a gentle cotton cloth with soap and water. Store your jewelry in an airtight bag or container when not worn.
- Avoid contact with harsh chemicals
- One of the best ways to keep your items from tarnishing is by wearing them. Your skin has natural oils that help keep the jewelry clean and looking new. Jewelry that sits un-worn for too long has a higher chance of oxidizing.