Large St Benedict Black Onyx Rosary for Prayer, Presentation, Wall
This black onyx gold Saint Benedict rosary is a substantial size, while still being made to flow smoothly through the hands when being used in prayer. With 10mm round black onyx gemstone beads, this rosary is well-constructed for rugged hands. The size of the beads also makes it suitable for use as a wall rosary, or a special presentation rosary.
The gold-plated pewter center medal is the well-known Miraculous Medal of the Virgin Mary (also known as the Immaculate Conception medal) with a scroll surround. The large crucifix also has the ward of Saint Benedict behind the figure of Christ on the front, and the well-known medal of St Benedict on the back.
The 5 decades of Hail Mary beads are 10mm black onyx. The Our Father beads are 17mm round cushion-shaped ornate filigree pewter which has been given an antique gold plated finish to bring out the detail. Jet black Swarovski crystals sit each side of these larger beads.
These are larger beads than is commonly seen in full-size rosaries., making this a large rosary overall. The beads are all individually handlinked with gold stainless steel wire, with the Our Father beads wire-wrapped as well - a very sturdy method for making a large rosary.
Length from center back to end of cross: 81cm / 32 inches;
Center medal: 3cm / 1.25 inch tall;
Crucifix: 7.5cm / 3 inches tall.
This impressive rosary comes in a handmade (by me) rosary pouch to keep it in.