ouvert à lourdes necklace - c. 1953
Item no. D200.100
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Medal origin: Lourdes, France, 1958
Perfectly framed mid-century Lourdes medal with Our Lady on the front in two tones of vitreous bleu enamel. Silver filigree surround indicative of the era. The reverse depicts the Apparition of Mary to a 14 year old St. Bernadette. Stamps on bale show authenticity, French maker, and silver quality. Chain is 16 inch with lobster clasp. See photos for scale and perspective.
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 is free within the U.S.
All of our trésors are authentic, one of a kind items*. 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.
*items from Virgins, Saints & Angels are not vintage