Dating all the way back to the third century, Christians shortened the name of Jesus by only writing the first three letters of his name in Greek, ΙΗΣ (from his full name ΙΗΣΟΥΣ). The Greek letter Σ (sigma), is written in the Latin alphabet as an “S,” resulting in the monogram being commonly represented as ΙΗS. In the early centuries of the Church it was a secret symbol, often etched on tombs of Christians. Then in the 15th century, Saint Bernadine of Siena went on a preaching campaign to promote reverence to the Holy Name of Jesus and encouraged Christians to put IHS on the doorways of their homes. The symbol now permeates Christian art all over the world.
This handmade, Gun Metal Pendant (dark, shiny grey) measures approximately 1" in diameter. A matching 18" inch link chain is included. (24" chain can be requested in lieu of 18”).
Your necklace pendant will be water resistant, but not waterproof. Please remove before bathing or swimming.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in awaiting the arrival of your handmade jewelry. I will create your custom jewelry and ship it as soon as our bustling homeschool schedule permits, with children ages 7, 5, 3, and our beloved new baby due March 7, 2022.