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Trésor Bleu Original Design
This medal is hand-crafted, in the time-honored small batch technique of vitreous enameling, made popular in Europe in the mid century. Glass is fused onto silver, with the brightness of the silver shining through the colored glass with an etherial, light through stained glass look. Made famous by artisans like Fabergé and Lalique, vitreous enameling also became popular on Catholic Medals of Pilgrimage peaked in the 1930s-1950s, but since that time has been replaced by plastics and resins. This medal depicts the "verso" side of the Miraculous Medal, filled with symbolism and grace. The Miraculous Medal was introduced to the world by St. Catherine Labouré, a novice with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul in France. In 1830 she received a vision from Mary in which Our Lady appeared inside an oval frame which bore the inscription “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
Medal is .9 niches in height, .45 inches wide. It's Bleu Outremer (out of this world blue), the official color of Mary, also called Marian Blue. Hangs from a 1mm wheat chain in silver with an adjustable silicon ball. It can be adjusted from neck-hugging chocker up to 20 inches in length. See photos for detail. Both the medal and chain are 925 silver and have a rhodium coating to resist tarnishing. Note that since medal is glass, it can crack or chip if dropped or mishandled. Please use care.
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All trésors bleu are pre-packaged for gifting and shipping is free within the U.S. Note: due to these items being made in small batches, allow 1-3 weeks shipping time.
Complimentary Gift Boxing is included on all Trésor Bleu Orders. A reusable box, tied off with a white grosgrain ribbon. An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order. Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself. A complimentary gift box is included with every order. Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders. Trésor Bleu ships worldwide.
Marian Replica Medal - Outremer Bleu