Paua Shell Rosary, Sacred Heart Center
Natural iridescent paua shell bead rosary with Sacred Heart center & filigree crucifix, handmade here in New Zealand. This full-size Catholic rosary is suitable for men or women, and is well-made for many years of prayerful use.
Paua is New Zealand's native abalone shell, found only in the cold Southern waters surrounding our small country. I've used oval double-sided paua beads for the Hail Marys in this rosary, each bead is about 10mm long, all separately linked by hand with silver rosary wire.
The Our Father beads are slightly larger paua ovals which are finished with wee Swarovski crystals for a touch of sparkle and then wire-wrapped for 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, and the rosary is completed with a filigree style crucifix in silver-plated pewter.
Length from center-back to end of crucifix: 67cm / 26.5 inches;
Crucifix: 5cm / 2 inches tall.
This is a lovely rosary for personal use which is lightweight and flows smoothly in the hands. It comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton pouch to keep it in and will be attractively wrapped.
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