Black Onyx Gemstone Rosary, Handmade with Bronze Crucifix
For this handmade Catholic rosary I've chosen black onyx and bronze beads, a combination that appeals to both men and women. The traditional bronze Miraculous Medal of Our Lady center and traditional bronze crucifix give the rosary a timeless, heirloom look.
The rosary is made with 8mm round black onyx beads for the 5 decades of Hail Marys separated with small hematite glass beads. The 10mm ribbed bronze beads used for the Our Fathers have "black diamond" Austrian crystal beads either side. The rosary is strung on super-flexible rosary wire which is properly finished so there are no sharp ends to the wire.
The center medal and crucifix are both cast in bronze and finished with a sealant to inhibit tarnishing so they look their best. The center connector is the well-known Miraculous Medal, also known as the medal of the Immaculate Conception.
The crucifix is a traditional style with a plain, smooth back.
Length when hanging: 68cm / 26.75 inches
Center medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch
Crucifix: 4.5cm tall / 1.75 inches
A great rosary for personal use which feels smooth and cool in the hands. It would make a thoughtful gift, and comes in a handmade cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.
Similar rosaries are here: Gemstone Rosaries
My main rosary collection is here: Catholic Rosaries