Lourdes Médaille Grand Necklace
Item № 5051LS
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1958
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Very Rare
Large French Silver & Blue Enamel Our Lady of Lourdes Medal. It is a stunning neo-classically inspired filigree work, wrapped around a stunning profile of a young Virgin Mary whose mystical beauty is beyond compare. Her image is under two shades of blue vitreous enamel—cobalt blue enamel background and sky blue enamel that outlines and fills her image. The reverse bears a depiction of the Marian apparition with young Bernadette kneeling before Our Lady in the Grotto at Lourdes, 1858.
Measures 1 1/4" wide x 1 5/8" tall with the bail that slides into the chain. The top loop is marked with a French assay punch or stamp mark, indicating at least 800 silver. Unique, very rare, very large and enchanting medaille. 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 photos for length perspectives.
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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