Basque Decade Rosary Necklace
Item № 704LSC3
Origin: Basque Country of Spain, c. 1922
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Rare
Substantial hand-held, 10-bead (single decade) rosary ring made into a pendant. The front reads, "Agur Maria Grazia Bethia," in Basque which is from the the Basque song/prayer of the same name, and translates to "Our Lady full of Grace." The reverse reads, "Je vous sale Marie plain de Grace," which translates from French to, "I pray to Mary full of Grace." Hangs from a connector cross, .9 inches tall, non-vintage, 925 silver. Measures 1.5 inches in height, 1 inch in width. Unique, very rare piece from Basque Country on the border or Spain and France. The large pendant is set on our most popular adjustable chain, which means it can be worn as a choker (16 inches or less) all the way up to 28 inches: see attached photos for length perspectives.
Trésors blue are beautiful 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.