Bouclier St. Christopher Necklace - c. 1950
Item № B400.100
France, c. 1950
We love the rich French guilloché details on this medaille from mid-century France. Provencial bleu / pale periwinkle combined with rich cobalt bleu. A shield (French: bouclier) shape, with vermeil gold that has withstood the test of time but still shows tell-tale wear and tear, which makes the medal all the more endearing. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travel and journeys, so this medal is perfect for sacrament of Confirmation, graduation or "something blue" for a wedding. Hangs from an 18 inch 14/20 gold filled chain.
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 "ultramarine" 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.
All of our trésors are authentic, one of a kind items*. An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order. Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself. A complimentary gift box is included with every order. Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders.
*items from Virgins, Saints & Angels are not vintage