Bronze Greenstone Rosary (Nephrite Jade), Handmade in New Zealand
This handsome 5 decade rosary is made with deep forest green greenstone beads and bronze accents. The Hail Mary beads are faceted 8mm round, and the Our Father beads are 10mm round.
The rosary features a beautiful bronze crucifix known as a "radiant" crucifix because of the burst of light rays behind the figure of Christ on the Cross, signifying His resurrection. Against the lower upright of the cross, you can see there are details of robes draped behind Christ, showing His priestly status.
The ends of each arm of the cross have a rose motif in the center of 3 "buds" which represent the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Another meaning of these 3 buds is that, added together, there are 12 which stand for the 12 disciples who went out from the Cross to carry the Good News to the world.
The center connector is the much-loved Miraculous Medal, also known as the medal of the Immaculate Conception.
All the beads are linked by hand with bronze rosary wire, and the larger beads are finished with decorative caps and wire-wrapping. This is a well-made rosary that will last for many years of prayer.
Length when hanging: 54cm / 21.3 inches
Crucifix: 5.5cm / 2.25 inches tall
Beads: 8mm & 10mm nephrite jade.
This is a lovely rosary for personal prayer, which feels cool and smooth as it flows through the hands. It would make a unique and thoughtful gift or presentation, and comes in a handmade cotton rosary pouch to store it in.
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The Greenstone Collection