Man's Jasper Rosary, Handmade in New Zealand
I've made this attractive semi-precious bead rosary with picture jasper, a natural stone is hard and durable - and is even mentioned in the Bible. Jasper has been used for centuries for all kinds of things from household utensils to jewelry to prayer beads. Jasper teams up well with antiqued brass components - a good choice for a man's rosary.
This rosary is made with 8mm round jasper beads for the 5 decades of Hail Marys, and 10mm beads for the Our Father prayer beads. The beads hand-linked with brass rosary wire which means the rosary will flow drape nicely in your hands when using it. The larger beads are wire-wrapped for extra strength where needed most - this rosary is made to last.
The center medal and medium-size crucifix are both brass, finished with a sealant to inhibit tarnishing so they look their best. The medal shows the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the front and a small image of the Holy Family on the reverse. The medium-sized crucifix is a traditional style.
Length when hanging: 55cm / 21.7 inches
Center medal: 2cm / 0.8 inch
Crucifix: 3.75cm tall / 1.5 inches
A great rosary for personal use which feels smooth and cool in the hands. It would make a thoughtful gift, and comes in a handmade cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.