First Communion Rosary Personalised Catholic Rosary, Greenstone (Nephrite Jade)
I've used 6mm round nephrite jade beads for the Hail Mary decades, and 8mm round beads for the Our Father prayer beads.Known as Greenstone in New Zealand, this lovely jade is considered a special gift that shows long-lasting affection and respect.
Each bead has been hand-linked with silver rosary wire, which gives the rosary very pleasant drape as it passes through your fingers. The Our Father beads are finished with wee silver-plated end caps and are wire-wrapped to give extra strength where needed.
The center connector is a Communion Cup - very traditional for a First Holy Communion gift. The crucifix has flared 3-pointed arms which signify the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
In the middle decade is the name in pewter cube beads, nickle and lead free of course. You can choose any name up to 10 letters long, and I replace the greenstone beads with the pewter letter beads as required. Enter the name you want in the text box before checking out.
This well-made rosary will last for many years of prayer. It is a smaller rosary than some of the ones I make as it has 6mm round beads, making a nice lightweight set that is reasonably compact as well.
Length from mid-back to end of crucifix: 47cm (18.5")
Crucifix: 3.5cm (1.4")
The loop is large enough to pass over the head if wishing to wear the rosary. This 1st communion rosary comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.
You can see more of my greenstone / nephrite jade items here: Greenstone Collection.