Beautiful and original, the Saint Barbara statue by Jeweled Cross perfectly depicts the saint holding a chalice and a palm to symbolize her martyrdom. Saint Barbara was said to have been locked in a tower by her father because of her great beauty. She refused marriage to several princes and instead devoted her life to prayer and study. She was eventually killed by her father when he learned that she had been baptized by a priest in secret. Saint Barbara is the patron saint of architects, miners, prisoners and stone masons.