Greenstone (Nephrite Jade) Rosary Beads
This handmade Catholic rosary features beautiful greenstone (nephrite jade) beads teamed with antiqued silver center medal and crucifix. A smaller-sized contemporary rosary suitable for any purpose from baptism to personal use by men or women.
I've used 6mm round nephrite jade beads for the Hail Mary decades, and 8mm faceted round beads for the Our Father prayer beads. Each bead has been handlinked 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.
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.
The small center medal shows Our Lady of Grace surrounded by angels with the Sacred Heart on the back. The crucifix is the popular grapes & vine style. Both pieces are made in Italy and are silver-plated pewter with an oxidised finish to give an aged look..
Length from mid-back to end of crucifix: 46cm (18.1")
Crucifix: 3.25cm (1.3")
Beads: 6mm and 8mm round
The loop is large enough to pass over the head if wishing to wear the rosary.
This rosary is suitable for men or women for regular personal use, or it would make a thoughtful gift for a special occasion such as baptism or confirmation. It comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.