Saint Lucy is the patroness of the eyes and is frequently portrayed holding a dish containing 2 human eyes. The Jeweled Cross design plays homage to St. Lucy with a beautifully detailed pewter representation. She also appears with the palm of martyrdom, a lamp and a sword in her neck. According to legend, Saint Lucy died at a young age after consecrating her virginity to God and distributing her dowry to the poor. She reportedly removed her own eyes to avoid the amorous attentions of a particularly persistent suitor.