Bleu on Bleu Joan d'Arc Necklace
Item № 802MSC1
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1940
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - RARE
Beautiful, small, vintage French, 8-sided gilt silver and two shades of blue enamel, Joan of Arc pendant. On the reverse the words Souvenir de Domrémy. Domrémy is Joan of Arc's birth place. There is a French silver hallmark on the top ring. It measures 1/2" diameter or 12mm, 0.71 gram. It hangs from a 925 rhodium plated silver rope chain, adjustable from choker length to 22 inches.
Joan was born around January 5, 1412, during the Hundred Years War, in a house next to the parish church. Every day, she went to pray in Sainte-Marie, a chapel built on a hillside that overlooked the village. When she was 13, she claimed to hear the voices of St. Michael, St. Catherine and St. Margaret; they encouraged her, on behalf of God, to liberate France from the English and to place Dauphin Charles on the throne. Years later and after months of doubt, the Dauphin finally accepted Joan’s intervention. The then 17-year-old maid managed to unite the French troops; she led them to liberate the city of Orleans, which the English had besieged for months, then steadily pushed the invaders back out of the occupied zone. Her final victory was to have the Dauphin crowned in Reims. The charismatic Joan became known as La Pucelle d’Orléans - The Maid of Orleans and her heroic acts contributed to reverse the course of the Hundred Years War.
résors blue are 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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