The referencing of Mary as Stella Maris began in the 5th century. Seafarers invoked Mary as Stella Maris, Star of the Sea, because she was the calmer of storms. But Mary's intercessory power extends well beyond the reach of the sea—she truly calms the storms in the lives of all who follow her Son and implore her help.
As St. Bernard of Clairvaux explained, “If the winds of temptation arise; If you are driven upon the rocks of tribulation look to the star, call on Mary; If you are tossed upon the waves of pride, of ambition, of envy, of rivalry, look to the star, call on Mary. Should anger, or avarice, or fleshly desire violently assail the frail vessel of your soul, look at the star, call upon Mary.”
Wear this necklace as a reminder to call on Mary when the storms of life press upon you, following her as the Star that leads to Christ, the Prince of Peace.
This piece is part of our Stella Maris Collection. Our Lady, Star of the Sea has been a pivotal intercessor for Stella & Tide, so this collection holds a special place in our hearts.
Read the full story of Our Lady, Star of the Sea (Stella Maris) in this blog post.
- 14k Gold Filled, Sterling Silver, or Rose Gold Filled 13mm Disc
- 14k Gold Filled, Sterling Silver, or Rose Gold Filled Chain
- Each disc is hand stamped, so every necklace is unique
- Handmade with love in the USA
- Stella & Tide Original - this stamp was custom designed in-house and can only be found in pieces on our website
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Both necklaces I ordered are so beautiful! Will definitely order more in the future.
I LOVE my Stella Maris Disc Necklace. My almost-two-year-old daughter's name is Stella Juliette. We ask Our Lady Stella Maris to pray for us every night before bed, so this sweet necklace has so much meaning. I bought it for myself with the intention of gifting it to her at some point in the future, but every time she notices me wearing it now she asks me to put it on her. Beautiful design! Great Quality!
I absolutely love my Stella & Tide Stella Maris necklace. It is dainty and beautiful. It is also a great reminder of my faith; whenever I feel envious or prideful or fearful, it reminds me to call on Mama Mary.
This is my third item and I continue to be more than impressed with the quality. The chain on this catches the light beautifully! And of course the disc and the significance is wonderful as well. Plus it’s the perfect size, not too big but not too small.
On Long Beach Island in NJ there is a retreat for nuns by the bay named appropriately Stella Maris….LBI is our favorite place so it is the reason the necklace means so much for me.
I really love my necklace and it is gorgeous! This is my second Stella & Tide necklace and they do not disappoint!