NZ Paua Shell & Lapis Gemstone Catholic Rosary, NZ Made
A uniquely New Zealand rosary made with our iconic natural paua shell beads for the 5 decades. Paua is NZ's native abalone species & is highly prized for its gorgeous iridescent colours found only in the cold waters here.
The small 10x8mm double-sided oval paua beads are each separately linked with silver rosary wire, so the set flows smoothly through your hands. Note the beads are slightly oval, not round.
The Our Father beads are 8mm round lapis lazuli beads with have tiny flecks of gold matrix in each bead. This deep blue gemstone brings out the blue colours in the paua, and ties in the pewter & blue enamel crucifix.
The center medal is the Virgin Mary at the garden gate, and the crucifix has a rose motif in the middle. Blue is the colour most associated with Mary, Our Lady of Grace.
Length when hanging: 50cm / 19.75 inches;
Crucifix: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches tall.
This rosary is well-made for many years of prayerful use, and comes in a handmade (by me) textile rosary pouch to keep it in.
Clicks links to see
The Paua Collection
The Rosary Collection