The baptismal medal, a piece of skin jewelry that can be worn every day
Timeless, the baptismal medal is usually imbued with great symbolism. Celebrating the entry of the child into a community, whether religious or not, baptism is an important event, which must be celebrated! Because of the symbolism it contains, a christening medal is not just any pendant, and must be chosen with the greatest care, as it will accompany the child throughout his or her life. Whether it is decorated with a religious or secular motif, the christening medal is generally offered by the godfather or godmother, before or after the ceremony. In the case of a religious baptism, the pendant can be blessed by the priest.
Signed by Lepage or the best specialists in children's jewelry, such as Arthus Bertrand or Augis, the christening medals in this selection are delicate and precious jewelry, fashioned in 18k gold (750 gold).
Choose the material and the diameter of the pendant
Today, there are many variations of medals, whether concerning the material that composes them as their diameter, and even their shape. Small or large model, in silver, 18k yellow, white or rose gold (750 thousandths gold), in round, square, oval ...: the choice can be difficult to find the ideal model for a little boy or girl!
The dimensions and the shape
The diameter 18 millimeters (which is similar to the size of a 2 cents coin) is the most popular, but medals of all sizes exist. From 12 to more than 30 millimeters, you can choose the size that will suit you best. Concerning the shape, generally, a christening medal is round, but there are more original variants such as oval, square, rectangular pendants, or even in the specific shape of a heart, a cloud... The choice is wide!
To perpetuate the tradition, the most classic choice will certainly take you to a yellow gold jewel. At Lepage, we only offer creations in 18k gold (750 gold), the finest quality that can be had for gold. There are also medals made in white gold, rose gold, silver, adorned with mother-of-pearl, whose iridescent colors are revealed with each movement, diamonds, ornamental stones...
Finally, the chain you choose to support the jewel also matters. In order for it to be strong enough, it is advisable to opt for a chain that is at least the same weight as the pendant. The Lepage chain we offer to go with your medals is a diamond chain, it catches every bit of light and shines beautifully as it rolls across the skin.
Personalized baptismal medal, a unique gift
As often one of the first pieces of jewelry one receives, the baptismal medal is of special importance. Decorated with the Virgin Mary, a guardian angel, a saint or even a dove of peace, the religious medal is a jewel that will follow the child throughout life, accompanying him as a protective talisman, symbol of his faith and the divine protection he enjoys. Adorned with a heart, a tree of life, an animal or another adorable motif, the secular medal can be offered for a Republican baptism as well as for a birth for example!
In order to make it a unique piece, the christening medal is a piece of jewelry that is traditionally personalised with an engraving, containing a message or an inscription that is meaningful to you. Initials, date, first name, sweet word... : Lepage offers you the engraving of your jewel, made directly in our workshops by our master jewelers.
Need help to make your choice?
For over a hundred years, Maison Lepage has been accompanying you during the important moments of your life, to celebrate the happiest events marking it. Birth, christening, marriage proposal, birthday... Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish a personalized accompaniment in your search for the ideal christening jewel, for a boy or a girl, we will be delighted to accompany you in your decision making, and to dispense you with all the advice you would need!
Discover without delay our beautiful selection of baptismal medals, and fall for your favorite model!