Greenstone & Paua Holy Spirit Rosary, NZ Made
The Holy Spirit features in the center of this handmade greenstone (nephrite jade) and paua shell Catholic rosary. The connecting medal shows the Holy Spirit descending on the front making it a great choice for a confirmation gift or a communion rosary, or for adding to a collection
I've used 8mm round greenstone beads for the Hail Mary beads, each linked by hand with silver rosary wire which means the rosary flows nicely during use. The Our Father beads are natural New Zealand paua shell diamonds with the intense colors of the shell that is found only in cold New Zealand waters, finished with little aqua Swarovski® crystals and then wire wrapped to give extra strength where needed.
The crucifix is a traditional "lily-arm" style. Each arm of the cross ends in a 3-pointed lily shape, which signifies the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Added together, there are 12 points which represent the 12 Apostles who went out from the cross to carry the Good News to the world.
Length from mid-back to end of crucifix: 57cm;
Center medal: 2.5cm;
Beads: 8mm nephrite jade, 15mm paua shell hearts
This is a lovely rosary for personal use, which feels cool and smooth through the hands and has unique Kiwi appeal. It comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in and will be attractively wrapped.
This rosary will last for many years of prayer and is covered by my lifetime guarantee.