Decima Rosary, Our Lady of Grace & Tree of Life Medals
This single decade rosary - also known as a decima rosary or a pocket rosary - has larger size beads at 10mm round, and is a great man's rosary as it is well made for rugged hands. Although it has just one decade (group of 10 beads) of Hail Mary beads, this rosary has a substantial and satisfying feel in the hands.
The 10 Hail Mary beads are 10mm faceted Czech glass beads, separated with small glass and brass beads. The Our Father prayer bead is a natural jasper gemstone nugget. The Czech Republic makes some of the best glass and crystal beads in the world, and the ones in this rosary are no exception! Each bead is a unique blend of nature's earthy colors in wee works of glass art.
The jasper nugget at the front may differ from the photo in color and markings, as these are natural beads from the earth - but your rosary will be just as attractive as that pictured.
The rosary is made in a straight line with a filigree brass crucifix with a smooth back at one end. At the other end is a color image of Our Lady of Grace in a brass frame and a gold-plated pewter Tree of Life medal.
The meaning of the Tree of Life as a spiritual symbol is well known and, like the tree itself, many branched and deeply rooted. The Tree of Life crosses all cultures and has become a common symbol of life, ancestry, mythology, lessons of the spirit, history, lineage, and hope for the future... and climbing to the heavens.
Length of rosary: 31cm (12.2 inches)
Crucifix: 5cm (2 inches)
A lovely rosary for personal use or for gifting, it comes attractively wrapped.