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Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Item № A600.100
Origin: France c. 1949
Exquisite craftsmanship and rare guilloché reverse, this lavender and purple shaded medal has a relief image of St. Christopher carrying Jesus across the river. Ornate mid-century detail around the circumference of the medal. Christopher is the patron saint of new journeys and travel. Guilloché (/ɡɪˈloʊʃ/),(or guilloche) is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is created on jewelry, watches and other high end metals. Glass enamel was then laid on top. It became popular in mid-century France. Medal itself is .7 inches in diameter. Stamping on bale shows authenticity, quality of gold vermeil, and original French origin. NOTE: small chip on front of medal in the bottom right edge. Because of the size and location of the chip, it doesn't affect the beauty of the medal. See images for more detail.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art and devotion. Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little blue 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.
Saint Christopher Guilloché Lavande Necklace - 1949