Man's Black Onyx Rosary, Brass Sacred Heart Center & Radiant Crucifix
This handsome black onyx man's rosary is well made for rugged hands and features an antiqued brass medal and radiant-style crucifix.
The beads are 8mm round black onyx for the Hail Marys in the 5 decades, and black onyx rondelles for the Our Father and Glory Be - a rondelle is a flattened round shape. I've finished the rondelles with little brass beads either side, and then wire-wrapped them to give extra strength where needed most in the rosary.
The center medal is the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a small image of the Holy Family on the back. Both the medal and the crucifix are cast in solid brass and then given an oxidized finish to create the look of a treasure from a bygone age. They are sealed to inhibit tarnishing.
The radiant crucifix has a burst of light behind the figure of Christ on the cross, signifying His resurrection. The arms of the cross end in 3-pointed lily shapes, representing the 3-fold nature of the Holy Trinity. Added together, there are 12 points, standing for the 12 Apostles who went out from the cross to proclaim the Good News to the world.
Length from center-back to end of crucifix: 54cm / 21. inches
Center medal: 2cm tall / 0.8 inch
Crucifix: 5cm tall / 2 inches
This is a full-sized rosary which feels cool and smooth in the hands. It comes with my personal guarantee and is attractively packaged in a handmade (by me) rosary pouch for storage.