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Silver Chalice for Pope Francis’ New York Visit Will Be Made From Donated Jewelry and Coins

World–renowned Argentine silversmith Adrian Pallarols is giving Catholics from across the U.S. a unique opportunity to “be in Pope Francis’ hands” when he prays at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral during his visit in September. The seventh-generation artisan is asking for donations of sterling silver jewelry and coins that he will melt down to fabricate a very […]

‘Tree of Life’ Gemstone Necklace Saves Bank Employee From Point-Blank Gun Blast

A raw gem crystal “Tree of Life” necklace is credited with saving the life of a Tennessee woman who was shot in the chest by a would-be bank robber. Janeice Frisbee, a 20-year Bancorp South employee from Humboldt, Tenn., said the dollar-coin-size necklace, which features colorful, uncut birthstones strung on sterling silver wire in the […]