Grotto D'LourdesBleu Pendant Necklace
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1958
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
.45 inch French gold vermeil and blue enamel Lourdes Grotto medal. The tiny image is under two shades of teal blue vitreous enamel: sky and teal 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, from 1858. The medal was blessed at the 100th Anniversary at Lourdes in 1958.
Measures exactly .45 inches in diameter. The top loop is marked with a French assay punch or stamp mark, indicating at least 800 silver, with a light coating of Fresh Gold Vermeil. This pendant is set on a unique bar and round link alternating design, 17 inches in length, 925 silver, lobster clasp.
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.