Mid-Century Lourdes Pendant Necklace
Item № B100.101
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1958
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Rare
Beautiful round openwork pendant medal with mother of pearl and a stunning Lourdes centerpiece surrounded by intact marcasites in two tones of vitreous enamel in sapphire blue. The reverse is a hand-engraved French name. This medal is 1.3 inches in diameter, wide. The medal was sold and blessed at the 100th anniversary of Lourdes commemorating the 1858 to 1958 milestone, rare. It hangs on a silver link chain, center opening, with one inch drop and is fully adjustable from choker to 28 inches long. See photos for scale and perspectives. Chain made in Italy.
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 and shipping free within the U.S. (First Class, tracked).