Notre-Dame La Délivrande Necklace
Item no. B800.101
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Medal origin: Normandy, France, c. 1961
This round, silver open work surround medal is just smaller than a dime (.5 inches) great vintage condition for its age. In beautiful tones of blue, aqua and cobalt is Mary. The reverse contains etching that refers to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Délivrande in Normandy, where the Black Madonna (the blessed Virgin Mary) appeared and made the church a pilgrimage site for both peasants and royalty. The top loop is marked with a French assay punch or stamp mark, indicating at least 800 silver. This pendant is set on a unique bar and rope pattern chain, 20 inches long. Stunning piece.
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.