Notre Dame De La Garde Necklace - c. 1950
Item № C400.101
Origin: Marseille, France c. 1950
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Beautiful, large, French enamel, elongated hexagon medal featuring white enamel on sides and a beautiful image of Notre-Dame de la Garde, with wording: "Notre Dame de La Garde, PPN," or Pray for Us. Our Lady holding Jesus on the front in beautiful deep tones of cobalt, reverse is blank silver.. This medal is .8 inches tall, .6 inches wide. Notre-Dame de la Garde (literally: Our Lady of the Guard) is a Catholic Basilica in Marseille, France, and the city's best-known symbol. The site of a popular Assumption Day pilgrimage, it is the most visited site in Marseille. It was built on the foundations of an ancient fort at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 149 m (489 ft) limestone outcropping on the south side of the Old Port of Marseille.
The medal hangs on a square box chain, our most popular chain, 925 sterling silver, which catches the light beautifully. The necklace has no clasp and can be pulled over the head, then adjusted from 28 inches (maximum) to choker size (16 inches or less). There is a .2 inch silver bead drop between the chain and the pendant.
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.
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