This sterling silver First Communion medal is an ideal gift for a little girl on her First Communion day. The medal features a scalloped border resembling the shape of a cross, surrounding a delicately engraved host and chalice in the center. Rays of light emanate from the host and chalice to symbolize the Real Presence of Christ. On the host are written in tiny detail the letters IHS, an ancient Greek monogram for Jesus Christ. Next to the host and chalice are wheat stalks and a grape vine, symbolizing the fruit of the earth that becomes the Real Presence at the consecration of the priest. On the back of the First Communion medal is the engraved phrase, "Souvenir First Holy Communion." The detailed engraving reflects quality craftsmanship. The lovely, traditional style of this First Communion medal necklace is sure to make it a cherished gift and perhaps even a family heirloom for future generations.