Popular wisdom tells us that each cause or circumstance has a patron saint that can protect us from that occurrence. Some of us have always had some sort of lucky charm or have worn a reproduction of a saint as a preventative measure. Usually given to us by a mother or loved one this is supposed to be our safety net during life’s tribulations.
MIRACLE ICONS goes beyond the conventional wisdom and contends that we need all the help we can get ………but on a much more “democratic” wisdom which is any saint we wear can help us deal with whatever problem we may be encountering at any time. In other words, these medals are the good luck charms for everything and anything. The philosophy, which was borne from the founder’s experience with a dear friend who was just diagnosed with an inoperable form of cancer, and turned into a healing tool of sorts. When the friend was given the medals, she was visibly touched and for some reason was very heartened by the sentiment…………….long story short, she recovered and is in remission. Mary Jo Pane, founder, then thought that maybe this can be used as an aid to bolster confidence and well being due to post 9/11 complications which so many of our NY neighbors suffered through at the time.
Ms. Pane then decided to market the essence of MIRACLE ICONS to select retailers and has been constantly surprised that her sentiment is shared by the owners of these pieces. Her legion of celebrity owners includes Ricky Martin, Halle Berry, Bruce Springstein, Johnny Depp and Justin Timberlake. The so called “religious jewelry” has taken on a life of its own and has been a consistently popular selling item across the country. The medals are acquired via agents who scour the flea markets of Eastern and Western Europe in search of these items which have the fine patina of age from the mid 19th century through the 1950’s. Once they have been received on this side of the ocean, they are then hand sorted by category. Once the sorting is completed, the process of building the jewelry begins. The medals/icons serve as charms (amulets or talismans) which are suspended from a bracelet or necklace. The bracelets tend to be of the stretch beaded variety and the necklaces would be of chain or leather or any other suitable material which would reflect the new contemporary image of the jewelry.
For almost 10 years now, MIRACLE ICONS has been made by hand in New York City and as of this year is now available on line on its own website. One of the most compelling features about the collection is that NO 2 pieces are alike and there is no specification as to which saint will appear on your item. The prices start at $70 USD and top off at around $600 USD…………..they are heirlooms of the future generation.
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SHI Symbol International has a very special promotion and giveaway for you – a ONE OF A KIND Miracle Icons necklace. This necklace has 5 amulets on a 24 inch Sterling Silver Rolo link chain with a spring ring closure. This truly unique piece, as are all Miracle Icons pieces, and retails for over $400 usd makes a statement all on it’s own. All Miracle Icon styles are handmade and totally suitable for a man or woman.
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with special thanks to Jeffrey B Felner, your resident Fashion guru and of course Miracle Icons.