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Originally $345.00, now $285.00.

This necklace is now SOLD, please do not purchase unless you are the one I have made this agreement with. Thank you :)

This listing is for balance due: $185.00, plus $8.50 shipping.

The focal of this unique necklace is a french nun embroidered keepsake that comes from the early 1900's. I have never seen anything like this before and am quite taken by its baroque styling and beauty.

The reliquary is contained within a brass frame and original glass covering. The glass is slightly domed. The relic is a hand stitched image of a heart that contains a dove and various foliage. The heart is surrounded with petite gold colored sequins. The background material is a lovely pink that is overlaid with fine vines and flowers.

The dove has long been a symbol of the holy spirit or 'divine messenger.' In goddess mythos, doves were a direct expression of goddess energy and stood as a loving symbol for fecundity and sacred pleasure...joy of the heart, health & vigor, as well as transformation from one state to another.

I have suspended this special reliquary from large antique wooden rosary beads that come from france and the late 1800's. I interspersed pearl rondelles and glass pearls throughout.

The reliquary measures 2.5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Adding the bow at the top, the relic is 3 inches in length. Neck size is set at 19 inches with a 4 inch extension. The extension is finished with a lovely vintage paste button.

Sacred, one of a kind, old world religious ornament & keepsake...
May EveryWoman find the dove in Her heart. May EveryWoman realize that she is the Dove Keeper.

LAYAWAY LISTING: Antique French Nun Sacred Heart Reliquary Necklace, The Dove Keeper, by RusticGypsyCreations


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique reliquary, french reliquary, ex voto, antique wood rosary beads, hand carved rosary beads, french nun relic, french nun reliquary, vintage glass pearls, floral bead caps, paste button
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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