Agate Rosary, Olive Wood Center & Crucifix, Handmade in NZ
I've made this attractive semi-precious bead rosary with agate, a natural stone which is hard and durable - and is even mentioned in the Bible. Agate has been used for centuries for all kinds of things from household utensils to jewelry to prayer beads and comes in a variety of natural colors. This type is banded brown agate, with colors ranging from solid chocolate brown to translucent misty grey.
This rosary is made with 8mm round agatebeads for the 5 decades of Hail Marys, and 10mm beads for the Our Father prayer beads. The beads hand-linked with silver rosary wire which means the rosary will flow drape nicely in your hands when using it. The larger beads are wire-wrapped for extra strength where needed most - this rosary is made to last.
The center medal and medium-size crucifix are both made from olive wood with pewter details. the center medal is the much-loved Miraculous Medal of Our Lady, and the crucifix has a silver frame on the back to protect the wood.48
Length when hanging: 48.5m / 19 inches
Center medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch
Crucifix: 4.5cm tall / 1.8 inches tall.
A great rosary for personal use which feels smooth and cool in the hands, and is well made for many years of prayer. It would make a thoughtful gift, and comes in a handmade cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.
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