Plique-a-Jour Notre Dame Necklace
Item № 613LGS1
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1947
Stunning gold vermeil (French standard at the time) pendant medal with relief image of blessed Virgin Mary with bleu plique-a-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. The reverse is a blank profile with cobalt blue sections. No visible tarnishing and will stand up to many more years of prayer, years of wear. It hangs on gold double link chain, 18 inches long. 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.