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A beautiful original and untouched antique French reliquary comes to you on a sterling silver chain ready for wearing.

This beautiful petite reliquary is a rare small size, and features a beautiful miraculous Mary image on the back, so you can wear this necklace wither way - like two necklaces in one!

Inside is a relic to Jean-Gabriel Perboyre who lived in the 19th century. Interestingly, his feast day is 11 September. The relic case is solid silver with the original glass inside. The relic is clean and clear and the glass is in excellent condition. I am not sure if the reliquary can be opened...I tried to gently open it but it did not give, and I did not force it.

The relic hangs from an 18inch sterling silver chain with silver clasp at the back. A perfect piece for layering and with enough presence to wear alone as well. Absolutely one of a kind.

Note: I have a policy of not removing relics from a reliquary if they are intact and in good condition. Sometimes one comes to me damaged or empty, but most of the time the relics are in the same condition as when they were lovingly placed inside. I feel that it is good karma to respect the original relic and leave it untouched.

Such reliquaries were made by hand at various religious sites in France as a way to raise money for the church, monastery or convent. Reliquaries do not contain body parts, but they usually contain a piece of cloth that has touched the tomb of a saint, or a piece of soil from the sacred ground of the religious site.

Antique French Reliquary Necklace with Genuine Relic Inside

$165.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: metal, glass, relic
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
  • Feedback: 1121 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people