Mixed Gemstone Rosary, St Francis & St Clare Center
A mix of natural gemstone beads in the 5 decades of Hail Mary and Our Father prayer beads make this a truly unique rosary. Handmade here in New Zealand & suitable for men or women.
The rich lighter tones of the 8mm round polished gemstone beads is perfect with the silver wire I've used to link the Hail Mary beads. The Our Fathers are larger, 10mm round faceted white agate, finished with brass end caps and wire wrapping for that point of difference that clearly says "made by hand".
In the center is a silver pewter connector showing St Francis of Assisi on one side and St Clare of Assisi.
The cross is the well-known Good Shepherd cross, showing Jesus with His flock behind him, and the lost sheep over His shoulders. The Holy Spirit descends from above. This is the style of cross Pope Francis has chosen to wear. Made in Italy, the designers official signature is on the back.
Length when hanging: 56cm / 22 inches;
Center: 2cm / 0.8 inch tall;
Cross: 4cm / 1.6 inches tall.
The set feels smooth and cool in the hands and flows well when using it to prayer the rosary. It is well made for years of prayer and suitable for rugged hands. Like all my rosaries, it comes in a handmade cotton pouch to keep it in.
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Saint Francis Collection
Saint Clare Collection