Halo d'or Lourdes Necklace
Halo d'or Lourdes Necklace

Halo d'or Lourdes Necklace

Item №  604MGS2

Origin:  Lourdes, France, c. 1952

Trésor Bleu Exclusive

Half-inch French gold vermeil and blue enamel Our Lady of Lourdes medal.  Handed painted serene profile of a young Virgin Mary encompassed by gold Halo. 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 is the apparition at the Grotto of Lourdes. The medal was blessed at Lourdes in c.1952. Measures exactly .6 inches in diameter. This pendant is set on a unique gold 18 inch double rope chain. 

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.

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