HolyMomentsDotCom

Holy Moments® Artisan Handcrafted Jewelry

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Announcement    Thank you for your support of Holy Moments® and my mission to make the beauty of rare antique religious pieces available through high quality reproductions at reasonable prices. New replicas of collectible medals from my personal collection are coming soon! There is so much beauty and art in these antiques that is missing from today's cookie-cutter, mass-produced pieces. It brings me so much joy to be able to offer these unusual gorgeous pieces that promote faith, hope, and unity. A customer recently told me that it is not a Holy Moments piece of jewelry, but Holy Moments is peace from your jewelry. All profits are reinvested into casting additional medallions and crosses from my personal collection after a donation to the Cancer Research Institute.

Holy Moments® pieces are beautifully packaged in gift boxes. Pendants do have jump rings attached to easily hang on your own chain. If you would like to purchase a higher quantity than showing as available, please contact me. I may have more available from holymoments.com website inventory.

The artisan jewelry and accessories are handmade, unique to Holy Moments®, and often feature antique replicas of rare religious pieces. These are not just replicas of old medals, crosses and crucifixes. They are physical symbols of decades of trust, faith, and hope. I am thankful to be able to offer them to a renewed generation of faithful believers who will keep the blessings and faith alive. So many rare and wonderful pieces have disappeared into private collections, but these medals are duplicated and made available using the art of lost wax casting and an antiquing finishing process that oftentimes makes them more beautiful than the originals. The original antique medals do differ from today's technology mass-produced pieces in that they may not be as crisp or perfect. They may have a bit of wear, but are often more detailed, unique, or artist designed in appearance.

A note about hallmarks or content marks on these medals...in general, stamps such as "925" are "on your honor". Anyone can stamp 925 on their product and there are many fraudulent items on the market. The best way to confirm metal content is to test the metal. All Holy Moments® medals are identical replicas of the antique original which means that they have the same marks (stamps) as the original. However, these antique originals have been cast in several metals, such as .925 sterling silver, bronze, gold bronze, 1 carat gold, antiqued pewter, antiqued silver plated and antiqued gold plated. An antique replica sterling silver medal may not have a "925" or "sterling" stamp, but will test as solid .925 sterling silver. Likewise, a bronze medal may have a 10K stamp because the original antique was gold. All listings do specify the metal content.

If you like to wear your religious jewelry all of the time, your best choice is sterling silver or antiqued pewter. Bronze, gold bronze and 1 carat gold are all solid pieces and can be polished to their original appearance; however, wearing in water, contact with chemicals or excessive sweating will require more polishing maintenance. Sterling silver pieces are worth the higher price if you are wanting a low maintenance heirloom piece.

Please be aware that there are companies re-casting copies of rare medals or selling reproductions as original pieces. The price is lower, but the image resolution and product quality is significantly lower.

You can also find Holy Moments® at www.HolyMoments.com and at my newer HolyMomentsCrosses Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/HolyMomentsCrosses You are never fully dressed without a cross!

I love making something special for you! If you would prefer a different chain, leather, a different gemstone, a left-handed lobster clasp, earrings made out of medals, or anything custom, please message me. Holy Moments® is a love and a ministry so I do not charge a custom fee. A portion of profits are donated to the Cancer Research Institute in New York, a leader in immunotherapy research, in loving memory of my mother.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year full of holy moments!

Suzanne

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Last updated on Feb 3, 2023

Thank you for your support of Holy Moments® and my mission to make the beauty of rare antique religious pieces available through high quality reproductions at reasonable prices. New replicas of collectible medals from my personal collection are coming soon! There is so much beauty and art in these antiques that is missing from today's cookie-cutter, mass-produced pieces. It brings me so much joy to be able to offer these unusual gorgeous pieces that promote faith, hope, and unity. A customer recently told me that it is not a Holy Moments piece of jewelry, but Holy Moments is peace from your jewelry. All profits are reinvested into casting additional medallions and crosses from my personal collection after a donation to the Cancer Research Institute.

Holy Moments® pieces are beautifully packaged in gift boxes. Pendants do have jump rings attached to easily hang on your own chain. If you would like to purchase a higher quantity than showing as available, please contact me. I may have more available from holymoments.com website inventory.

The artisan jewelry and accessories are handmade, unique to Holy Moments®, and often feature antique replicas of rare religious pieces. These are not just replicas of old medals, crosses and crucifixes. They are physical symbols of decades of trust, faith, and hope. I am thankful to be able to offer them to a renewed generation of faithful believers who will keep the blessings and faith alive. So many rare and wonderful pieces have disappeared into private collections, but these medals are duplicated and made available using the art of lost wax casting and an antiquing finishing process that oftentimes makes them more beautiful than the originals. The original antique medals do differ from today's technology mass-produced pieces in that they may not be as crisp or perfect. They may have a bit of wear, but are often more detailed, unique, or artist designed in appearance.

A note about hallmarks or content marks on these medals...in general, stamps such as "925" are "on your honor". Anyone can stamp 925 on their product and there are many fraudulent items on the market. The best way to confirm metal content is to test the metal. All Holy Moments® medals are identical replicas of the antique original which means that they have the same marks (stamps) as the original. However, these antique originals have been cast in several metals, such as .925 sterling silver, bronze, gold bronze, 1 carat gold, antiqued pewter, antiqued silver plated and antiqued gold plated. An antique replica sterling silver medal may not have a "925" or "sterling" stamp, but will test as solid .925 sterling silver. Likewise, a bronze medal may have a 10K stamp because the original antique was gold. All listings do specify the metal content.

If you like to wear your religious jewelry all of the time, your best choice is sterling silver or antiqued pewter. Bronze, gold bronze and 1 carat gold are all solid pieces and can be polished to their original appearance; however, wearing in water, contact with chemicals or excessive sweating will require more polishing maintenance. Sterling silver pieces are worth the higher price if you are wanting a low maintenance heirloom piece.

Please be aware that there are companies re-casting copies of rare medals or selling reproductions as original pieces. The price is lower, but the image resolution and product quality is significantly lower.

You can also find Holy Moments® at www.HolyMoments.com and at my newer HolyMomentsCrosses Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/HolyMomentsCrosses You are never fully dressed without a cross!

I love making something special for you! If you would prefer a different chain, leather, a different gemstone, a left-handed lobster clasp, earrings made out of medals, or anything custom, please message me. Holy Moments® is a love and a ministry so I do not charge a custom fee. A portion of profits are donated to the Cancer Research Institute in New York, a leader in immunotherapy research, in loving memory of my mother.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year full of holy moments!

Suzanne

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About HolyMomentsDotCom

Sales 4,460
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Holy Moments to you!

Thank you for visiting the Holy Moments® Etsy Shop! This has been my personal shopping account on Etsy for years. When COVID-19 caused boutique cancellations, I decided to open an Etsy shop and display a selection of products from my established Holy Moments on-line and show company.

The artisan jewelry and rosaries are unique to Holy Moments®. Many pieces feature gorgeous antique replicas. Religious antique replicas are not just replicas of old medals, crosses and crucifixes. These fine replicas are physical symbols of decades of trust, faith and hope. I feel blessed to offer them to a renewed generation of faithful believers who will keep the blessings and faith alive. Many special pieces have disappeared into private collections, but these are found and duplicated using the lost wax method and an antiquing process that oftentimes makes them more beautiful than the originals!

I am a married mother of two teenagers. For many years, I did not attend church or pray, but instead focused on the world's definition of success. A crisis pregnancy and devotion to St Gerard Majella drew me back to God. A few years later, a retreat brought "Godwinks" and holy moments to life for me. I participated on or led various retreat teams and love the holy energy of retreats.

Prompted by God during a retreat, I founded and ran a non-profit service organization for 6 years as a volunteer. I created opportunities for parents to work side by side with their children helping those less fortunate. I stepped out of that role when my dear mother was diagnosed and dying from liver cancer.

After my mother passed, I felt a calling to a new mission--to help people live more beautiful, holy moments, in their everyday lives while financially supporting non-profits. I want to bring the holy energy of a retreat to the everyday. I have great joy in being able to share these gorgeous and rare medallions, crucifixes and crosses at reasonable prices. May these pieces help people draw closer to their faith and be a constant reminder of their faith.

A portion of profits are donated to the Cancer Research Institute in New York, a leader in immunotherapy research in loving memory of my mother.

You are never fully dressed without a cross! Show the world who you are and whose you are.

Holy Moments to you!

Suzanne // founder & designer

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  • Suzanne Trautman

    Owner, Designer

Production partners

  • ByRon PalmCross

    Ottawa, KS

    ByRon PalmCross hand-carves the walnut cross used in this rosary.

  • Sophia's Jewelry Studio

    St Louis, MO

    Cory, at Sophia's Jewelry Studio, does beautiful hand engraving.

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Last updated on Jul 8, 2022

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have an expedited shipping option?

Yes, I am happy to ship FedEx or UPS. Please contact me with your address. I will obtain a shipping estimate and add a special listing that you can purchase for the expedited shipping.

Are your packages insured?

All packages do including tracking, but do not include insurance. If you would like shipping insurance, please select an upgraded shipping service or contact me for an estimate. Some classes of mail do include a level of insurance, but the "free shipping" offered by Holy Moments, is USPS first class without insurance.

Can I return or exchange a medal after it has been polished?

No, I am sorry, I cannot accept a return on a polished item. Polishing an item removes the beautiful antique finish. That is part of what makes these pieces so gorgeous!

What are "gold bronze" medals?

Gold bronze is a yellow version of the more common red bronze. Gold bronze does not contain any karat gold. It is beautiful and looks like karat gold at a small fraction of the price, but does need polishing. Gold bronze pieces are solid gold bronze so the gold color is throughout and you do not have to worry about a plating wearing off. Gold bronze pieces need more or less polishing depending on things like lotions, perfumes, sweat, salt air, etc. A Sunshine polishing cloth is included with your order. Any jewelry polish should shine up your piece. Connoisseurs Jewelry Wipes are also very easy to use, inexpensive, and readily available.

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