Saint Christopher Necklace
Medallions with images of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, have been worn since ancient times and are thought to protect and bring safe passage to the wearer. In the 1960's these symbolic pendants were revived and made iconic in California when members of the surf community began wearing them for protection.
As an homage to a more mythical interpretation of Saint Christopher's journey, we chose to depict him as the cynocephali, or dog-headed man. Our Saint Christopher pendant was designed by EMBLM and hand sculpted by our dear friend, Alrik Yuill, a notable visual artist and surfer based in Costa Mesa, CA.
As with all pieces designed via EMBLM’s Artist Partnership Collective, a portion of the profits from each piece sold will be donated to a non-profit organization of the Artist Partner’s choosing. In this case, Yuill has chosen Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans.
- approx. 25mm diameter
- available in 14k and 18k yellow gold
Our jewelry is made-to-order in Los Angeles, CA. Please allow 4 – 8 weeks for production. This piece is handmade and as such may contain natural imperfections.