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St. Peter's Basilica Landmark Bead in Sterling Silver by Carina
This beautiful sterling silver bead features a three dimensional representation of the main building of St. Peter's Basilica, with a 5 mm. interior bead hole to wear as a pendant or on a bracelet. This bead is compatible with chains by all the major brands, such as Chamilia, Pandora, Pasha, Biagi, Troll, Carina, and Bling. Its measurements are approximately 1/2" long by 3/8" tall.
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter officially known in Italian as Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano and commonly known as Saint Peter's Basilica, is a Late Renaissance church located within the Vatican City. Saint Peter's Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world. Saint Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In Roman Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, the first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession. Tradition and historical evidence hold that Saint PeterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter's since the Early Christian period. There has been a church on this site since the 4th century. Construction of the present basilica began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626.
This detailed bead was designed by San Francisco Bay Area artist Shani Yokoyama, then hand carved by a master bead wax carver, and then cast in high quality sterling silver with oxidized accents. Clean only with a silver cleaning cloth, and do not use silver polish dip. Pair with a Roman Colosseum Bead at LM007, or a Rialto Bridge Bead at LM034. Collect all of the Landmark Beads to remember your world travels. This is one of our best selling beads.