"Blessed is the one who remains steadfast under trial, for when they have stood the test they will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12
"Every athlete exercises self control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified." 1 Corinthians 9:25
As the Beloved, we don't chase after perishable crowns, but imperishable ones. Our eyes are set on things above with discipline, vision, and hope. Our faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1-4) and we but lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven - treasure that cannot be stolen, broken or destroyed. We know the truth that where our treasure is, there our heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21).
Inspired by the crown of life and the laurel wreath we read about in scripture, this pendant was carved with 40 total leaves specifically chosen for the way the number 40 represents trial and victory throughout scripture:
40 days and 40 nights it rained on Noah and the ark. 40 days Moses spent on Mount Sinai. 40 years the Israelites walked through the wilderness. 40 days Jesus fasted before he began his ministry...
Let us be reminded that for those who run the race of faith, they will be given an imperishable crown (1 Corinthians 9:25); that for those who persevere through various trials, that they will be crowned with life (James 1:12 and Rev. 2:10).
A NOTE ON HOW THE DESIGN WEARS
When purchasing this necklace, please note that if you were to measure the overall length of this design against a ruler, it will measure one inch longer than the chain length you select in the dropdown menu (if you select a 20-inch chain, your overall necklace will measure 21 inches). The pendant measures 1" wide and 1" tall. Because of the festoon-style design, this necklace should still wear true to your preferred length.
This design was initially hand-carved by artist and Master Penman Jake Weidmann. From his original hand-carved wax design, we then cast reproductions and polish and assemble each by hand. You can find more of Jake's artistry at JakeWeidmann.com
Choose between solid 14k yellow gold, 14k rose gold, 10k yellow gold, 10k white gold, or bright silver Tiffany-grade silver-57, all with matching 10k chain. You may also choose a sterling silver pendant and chain option.
GIFTS + PACKAGING
Our jewelry collection is shipped in our custom Heirloom Blue boxes printed in gold foil. If purchasing multiple pieces, they will be packaged three designs to a box. If you are purchasing gifts and would like your designs packaged separately, please specify in the Notes to Seller at checkout.
Every design is made to order and takes 2 weeks to process after placing your order. We are carefully crafting excellence!