This 18K gold vermeil necklace captures Sainte Sarah on the one side and Saint Mary Jacobe (mother of the apostle James and sister-in-law of the Blessed Mother) and Saint Mary Salome (mother of the apostles James and John) on the other. These two Marys were at the Empty Tomb with Mary Magdalene.
The medal measures 23mm in diameter and the chain measures 18 inches and is 18K gold vermeil.
SAINTE SARAH, also known as Sara-la-Kali, is the patron saint of the Romani people. The center of her veneration is Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a place of pilgrimage for Roma in the Camargue, in southern France.
SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER - In 47AD Mary Magdalene and her companions were forced out of Palestine after the Resurrection of Jesus and sailed in a boat from Palestine to Gaul (now France) landing in a fishing village near Marseille, which now claims the name Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Saint Sarah was the young woman who greeted them when their boat landed. There is an annual gathering in the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. May 24th is Sarah's Procession (the patron saint of the Gypsies) and May 25th is a procession to venerate the memories of the three saints.