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Item № A800.103
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1949
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Beautiful Art Deco, Cloissoné and Guilloché Our Lady of Lourdes on the front in two tones of blue, perfectly preserved. Reverse is blank. The original Apparition at Lourdes occurred in 1858 with Saint Bernadette as the 14 year old witness. This medal is 1 inch high, .6 inches wide. It hangs on a 925 sterling silver chain which catches the light beautifully. Center opening, with a 1 inch, 2 bead drops and a genuine vintage pearl from a rosary (origin and date unclear). 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.
All trésors bleu are pre-packaged for gifting.
Lourdes Cloissoné Necklace - 1949