trésor bleu: gifts of grace honoring history and faith
Saint Bernadette Necklace

Saint Bernadette Necklace

Item no. 721MSC3

Trésor Bleu

Origin: France c. 1940

Unique guilloché cloissone pendant, featuring unique image of St. Bernadette, who was witness to multiple apparitions of Mary in 1858, at the Grotto of Lourdes in France.  Gorgeous French guilloche. Guilloche is a historical technique using architectural ornamentation resembling braided or interlaced ribbons.  Grey-blue and black enamel, with a portrait of Mary in prayer.  The vitreous enamel looks etherial, almost silver next to the grey-blue background. The reverse is blank. One of a kind, vintage. Pendant is measures 1 inch in height and .5 inches wide. It hangs on a 925 silver rope chain, adjustable up to 20 inches long. Chain made in Italy. See attached pictures for size references. 

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.