Crafted by artisans in the hills outside of Loreto, Italy, this stunning Miraculous Medal necklace is covered with a lovely aqua blue enamel, making it a stunning jewelry gift for anyone with a special devotion to Our Lady. Blue is Mary's color, so the color combined with the medal makes a great pair! The Miraculous Medal was designed by the Blessed Virgin herself, and given to Sr. (now Saint) Catherine Laboure’ to spread the devotion, with a tradition of winning extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary’s intercession and help. The front of the medal features Mary surrounded by the Latin inscription, Regina Sine Labe Originali Concepta O.P.N., which translates "Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us." (To view the inscription more clearly, a larger size is available.) On the reverse of the medal is the letter "M" for Mary at the feet of the cross of Christ and intertwined with it, surrounded by a crown of twelve stars, and with the Immaculate Heart and the Sacred Heart side by side. Special graces are granted to those who wear the Miraculous Medal as a necklace.