Large Rosary, Jasper Gemstone Beads with Gold Renaissance Style
This large rosary is perfect for prayer, for a presentation, adding to a rosary collection, or for display in your home. Inspired by rosary designs from the European Renaissance, this rosary has hand-linked jasper and gold pewter beads and and ornate Lady of Grace center.
The individual prayer beads are 10mm round brecciated jasper, each linked with gold stainless steel wire. Rosaries with metal wire linking the beads had become popular by the Renaissance period, alongside the older tradition of rosaries strung on cord or string.
The larger Pater beads between the sets are 15mm pierced filigree gold pewter, wire-wrapped for extra strength where needed most. The use modern of stainless steel wire brings greater durability to my traditionally larger Middle Ages prayer beads.
The center connector is a shield-shaped gold-plated medal of Our Lady of Grace. The design is completed with a beautiful Saint Benedict crucifix in gold and red enamel, showing St Benedict's ward (prayer of protection) behind the figure of Christ.
Length when hanging: 70cm / 27.5 inches;
Crucifix: 67.5cm / 3 inches tall.
This impressive rosary comes in a handmade (by me) renaissance style pouch to store it in, and is covered by my personal guarantee.
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