Freshwater Pearl & Swarovski Crystal Rosary - Romantic Era Style, 3 Decades
Freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal rosary, made in the style of rosaries in the Romantic Era in Europe in the mid-1800s. This ornate, feminine rosary has a brass cross with the Virgin Mary on the front and Our Lady of Lourdes on the reverse, which has been re-cast from an antique original.
There are 3 decades of 10 Hail Mary beads, which are white 7mm freshwater pearls separated with smaller colored natural pearls and tiny Swarovski crystals. The Our Father prayer beads are more colored pearls held in fancy brass frames and surrounded with sparkling crystals.
The 3 decade rosary is popular for shorter prayer times, as well as with those who like to pray the 6 decade Brigittine or Carmelite rosary by going around the loop twice.
At the center is a brass connector of the Holy Spirit descending, and the front extension of pearls and crystals leads to the beautiful cross. Both pieces have been made from antique originals, and in the cross especially you can see where the fingers of the faithful had worn away sharp edges in the carving.
Length: 56cm / 22 inches
Cross: 3cm / 1.2 inches tall.
This special rosary is lightweight and very flexible so it flows nicely through your hands as you pray the rosary. It comes in a handmade fabric pouch to keep it in, and is well-made for years of personal prayer - a unique gift for a special occasion.