"Vieux Bon Dieu" of Tancrémont Halo Necklace
Item № D100.302
Origin: France, c. 1941, encircled with 16-diamond bezel and square diamond bale
Trésor Bleu Halo Collection™️
Stunning rare vitreous enamel petite bleu medaille with crucifix "Vieux Bon Dieu" of Tancrémont. Hand-crafted diamond bezel surrounded by 16 1mm round cut diamonds and 4 larger 1.1 mm diamond at each quarter. Topped with diamond square cut bezel. 14k white gold and gold surround bezel. This is an heirloom in its original state made even more beautiful by the new diamond surround. Religious antique catholic silver (hallmarked) enamel medal pendant medallion Holy charm of Holy cross crucifix with the Basilica of Tancremont on reverse. Rare medal. The crucifix is called "Vieux Bon Dieu" of Tancrémont and dates back to the 9th century AD.
Measures: .33 inches wide, .5 inches with diamond surround. It hangs on a 14k white gold chain, 18 inches long. See images for detail and craftsmanship. Reverse has gorgeous French guilloche. Guilloche is a historical technique using architectural ornamentation resembling braided or interlaced ribbons.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art and devotion. Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country. The deep blue is the sacred color of Mary, representing truth, hope, and faith since 200 AD. People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself. The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.
All trésors bleu are pre-packaged for gifting, and shipping is free within the U.S., priority mail with signature.