Vin de Saint Michael Pendant Necklace
Item No. 528SSP1
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Origin: Mont Saint Michael, France, 1958 RARE
Vintage French, silver and wine-colored (muted purple) enamel, Saint Michael and Mont Saint Michael pendant. The light and dark purple contrast stunningly against the silver surround. Good clear hallmark on the top ring. On the front is Saint Michael with the dragon, holding a shield, Great condition for its age. The reverse is a beautiful image of Mont St Michael: The island was originally called Mont-Tombe but became known as Mont-Saint-Michel in the 8th century, when St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, built an oratory there after having a vision of the archangel St. Michael. It rapidly became a pilgrimage centre, and in 966 a Benedictine abbey was built there. The pendant hangs from a twisted silver chain, which can be adjusted from choker size (less than 16 inches) all the way to 22 inches.
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.
All trésors are pre-packaged for gifting.