St. Bernadette Nevers Necklace
Item no. 1108-32MS
Trésor Bleu: Rare
Origin: Nevers, France c. 1940
Rare St. Bernadette Nevers pendant, featuring unique image of St. Bernadette, who was witness to multiple apparitions of Mary in 1858, at the Grotto of Lourdes in France. Gorgeous French bleu, with engraving on the back, "St. Bernadette Nevers." Nevers is the town and convent where Bernadette stayed until her death. Her body lays in permanent state there and is a lesser-know pilgrimage location. Pendant is measures 1 inch in height and .5 inches wide. It hangs on a 925 silver rope chain, with a drop bead and small rosary connector (vintage, date unknown). Chain made in Italy. See attached pictures for size references.
Trésors blue are beautiful 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.
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