St. Agatha Pendant Necklace
The St. Agatha Pendant Necklace is made of a high quality surgical steel with a shatterproof liquid glass coating and an 18k gold finish option. The durable charm measures 0.9" diameter (about the size of a quarter) and comes with an adjustable 18"- 22" luxury chain. A truly beautiful accessory that makes a lovely and unique gift.
◼ Silver: Surgical Steel
◼ Gold: 18k Gold Finish
◼ Handmade in the USA
This is a couture item which is custom made-to-order. Our couture collection features exclusive, custom designs with our signature crown somewhere within the design. Not sold in stores and you won’t find this anywhere else!
HANDMADE IN THE USA. This custom made-on-demand item ships world-wide directly from our craftsmen in New Jersey, USA and should arrive within 7-10 days within the U.S. or within 2-4 weeks for all other countries. Destination tracking is available on this item for most countries. A tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has shipped.
Please Note that during peak shopping seasons, production and ship time may take a little longer than normal. If you are buying this item as a gift, please order as early as possible. We don't want to disappoint you or the gift recipient with a potentially delayed order.
For countries where tracking numbers are not available, this item should arrive by regular post within 2-4 weeks. Orders that have not arrived within 45 days of order processing are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.
Agatha is one of seven women, who, along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is one of the most highly venerated virgin martyrs of the Catholic Church for her determined profession of faith.
According to tradition, fifteen-year-old Agatha, from a rich and noble family in Sicily, made a vow of virginity and rejected the amorous advances of the Roman prefect Quintianus, who thought he could force her to turn away from her vow and marry him. His persistent proposals were consistently spurned by Agatha. This was during the persecutions of Decius, so Quintianus, knowing she was a Christian, reported her to the authorities. Quintianus himself was governor of the district.
He expected her to give in to his demands when she was faced with torture and possible death, but she simply reaffirmed her belief in God by praying: “Jesus Christ, Lord of all, you see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am. I am your sheep: make me worthy to overcome the devil.”
With tears falling from her eyes, she prayed for courage. To force her to change her mind, Quintianus sent Agatha to Aphrodisia, the keeper of a brothel, and had her imprisoned there. Agatha never lost her confidence in God.
Quintianus sent for her again, argued, threatened, and finally had her imprisoned and tortured. She was stretched on a rack to be torn with iron hooks, burned with torches, and whipped. Amongst the tortures she underwent was the cutting off of her breasts with pincers. After further dramatic confrontations with Quintianus, Agatha was then sentenced to be burnt at the stake, but an earthquake saved her from that fate; instead, she was sent to prison where St. Peter the Apostle appeared to her and healed her wounds.
Agatha died in prison and entered Heaven around the year 251 and is buried at the Badia di Sant’Agata, Catania.