You are looking at a shiny silver tone Salvation Army Shield Italian charm. This charm has a large red enamel shield in the center, with the words, THE SALVATION ARMY across it in white lettering.. This is a very nice charm!
The Salvation Army doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes. Its objectives are 'the advancement of the Christian religion... of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objectives beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole'.
The movement, founded in 1865 by William Booth, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world.
What a great gift for anyone who is part of the Salvation Army, or has at some time been in need of its services... or why not add it to your own bracelet?