trésor bleu: gifts of grace honoring history and faith
Joan d'Arc Trio Necklace
Joan d'Arc Trio Necklace

Joan d'Arc Trio Necklace

Item No. 726LBC8

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Origin:  Domrémy France, 1922 (Large Joan of Arc Medal);  France, 1950 (small Joan of Arc medal in silver); Fleur de lis charm is not vintage.

RARE, one-of-a-kind

Beautifully preserved, large medal of Joan of Arc, 1.1 inch in diameter.  On the front is Joan of Arc in profile with beautiful pale bleu enamel coating against rustic bronze.  Reverse is a solid color of the same teal bleu.  Features Cross of Lorraine and Joan of Arc classic sword imagery.  The second medal is from 1950 and is a classic small two-sided medal of Joan of Arc.   Joan of Arc is one of the most revered saints worldwide.  As a a peasant girl living in medieval France in the early 1400s, she had a vision that God had chosen her to lead France to victory in its long-running war with England.  With no military training, Joan convinced the embattled crown prince Charles of Valois to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orléans, where it achieved a momentous victory over the English and their French allies, the Burgundians. After seeing the prince crowned King Charles VII, Joan was captured by Anglo-Burgundian forces, tried for witchcraft and heresy and burned at the stake in 1431, at the age of only 19.  By the time she was officially canonized in 1920, the Maid of Orléans (as she was known) had long been considered one of history’s greatest saints, and an enduring symbol of French unity and nationalism.  The three items are set on a center-opening 18 inch chain with a .5 inch drop connector. 

Trésors blue are pieces of French art and devotion.  Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country.  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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