Greenstone & Paua Shell Rosary, Saint Joseph Center (Nephrite Jade & Abalone)
This striking greenstone rosary has natural New Zealand paua shell beads for the Our Fathers, and features a center medal of Saint Joseph. Handmade (by me) here in NZ, this rosary is well made for years of prayerful use.
The Hail Mary beads are 8mm round, mid-green with typical color variations in each bead that is natural in this type of nephrite jade. They are linked separately with silver rosary wire, so that the set flows smoothly through your hands in prayer.
The Our Father beads are 10mm paua shell (abalone) beads, flat double-sided coin shape. This type of abalone is only found here in New Zealand where the cold Southern waters produce a unique brilliant iridescent shell color.
The center connector shows St Joseph holding the child Jesus with the words "Pray for Us" engraved on the back. The pewter crucifix is a traditional "radiant" style which has a burst of light behind the figure of Christ, representing His resurrection.
Length: 55cm / 21.75 inches when hanging;
Center: 2.5cm / 1 inch;
Crucifix: 5cm / 2 inches tall.
The rosary feels cool and smooth in the hands, and is ideal for personal use or for gifting. It comes in a handmade (also by me) rosary pouch for you to store it in and will be attractively packaged.
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