Large Jasper & Agate Rosary, Bronze Crucifix, Substantial Hand-Held Prayer Beads
This rosary is made with larger beads than usual, making a substantial and impressive set of Catholic rosary prayer beads. It is designed to be used in the hands as an aid to prayer, and would also be suitable for hanging on a wall or in a home altar display.
The Hail Mary beads are 10mm round brecciated jasper. This natural stone is hard and durable, and has been used for centuries for household items, jewelry, weapons and prayer beads. It is even mentioned in the Bible.
The Our Father beads are large oval agate beads, another natural stone much like jasper. The beads are carved from the stone to reveal the different layers that have formed over thousands of years in the ground, making intriguing patterns unique to each bead. They measure about 20mm long, and I've finished them with brass caps and beads, then wire-wrapped them for extra strength,
The center connector is a well-known medal of Our Lady known as the Miraculous Medal. Both this medal and the crucifix are cast in bronze and then sealed to inhibit tarnishing. The crucifix has many symbols on the front and a card with the details is included with the purchase.
Length when hanging: 71cm / 28 inches.
Beads: 12mm round jasper, 20mm agate;
Crucifix:6cm / 2.4 inches tall.
The rosary comes in a handmade pouch for you to keep it in, and would make a great presentation rosary for rosary, or for a man who prefers larger size beads.