Large Rosary, Agate Gemstone Beads with Brass Renaissance Style
This large rosary is perfect for prayer, for a presentation, adding to a rosary collection, or for display in your home. Inspired by rosary designs from the European Renaissance, this rosary has hand-linked agate & jasper beads and an ornate center connector.
The individual prayer beads are 10mm round red creek jasper, each linked with brass rosary wire. Rosaries with metal wire linking the beads had become popular by the Renaissance period, alongside the older tradition of rosaries strung on cord or string.
The larger Pater beads between the sets are 18mm agate, finished with decorated brass caps on each end and then wire-wrapped for extra strength where needed most.
Agate and jasper are both hard, durable natural stone that have been used for centuries in all sorts of ways from cooking utensils to weapons to jewellery - as well as for prayer beads. Both stones have a lovely earthy range of colors, and both are actually mentioned in the Bible.
The center connector and large crucifix are simple in design, in keeping with the simple linked style of the rosary.
Length when hanging: 62cm / 24.5 inches;
Crucifix: 6cm / 2.5 inches tall.
This impressive rosary comes in a handmade (by me) renaissance style drawstring pouch to store it in, and is covered by my personal guarantee.
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