3 Decade Catholic Rosary, White Shell & Swarovski Crystals
This pretty three-decade Catholic rosary is made with white shell beads carved to resemble roses - the word "rosary" means "garland of roses". The shorter 3-decade rosary is popular for shorter prayer times and for specific prayers, and for praying the full 6 decade rosary - you just go around the loop of beads twice.
The carved shell beads are each 8mm round, and are separately linked with gold rosary wire. The Our Father beads are 10mm round pure white Czech glass, finished with crystal collars and white opal Swarovski® crystal which add a touch of sparkle.
The center medal of Our Lady is known as the Miraculous Medal, and it is a good match with the pierced filigree style crucifix. Both pieces are good quality gold-plated pewter, made in Italy.
Length from center-back to end of cross: 39cm (15.5 inches). The loop is not large enough for this rosary to be worn as a necklace.
Center medal: 2cm (0.8 inch) tall;
Crucifix: 4cm (1.6 inches) tall.
This lovely rosary is suitable for regular personal use, and would make a thoughtful gift for a special occasion in a Catholic woman's life - gorgeous draped through a bridal bouquet for instance.