St Benedict Rosary, Carnelian Gemstone Beads with Gold
This full-size handmade rosary is made with carnelian gemstone beads and Swarovski crystals, all separately linked so the set flows well through your hands as you pray the rosary. It features a center medal of Saint Benedict with his ward of protection, and a gold pewter crucifix that has the 4 Basillicas of Rome on the arms.
The Hail Mary beads are 8mm round carnelian & the Our Father beads are 10mm round carnelian. The larger beads are finished with gold caps & wire-wrapping, with Swarovski crystals separating the decades of smaller prayer beads.
The center connector medal shows St Benedict on one side & his well-known ward (prayer of protection) on the other. The crucifix shows the 4 Basillicas of Rome at the end of each arm - both pieces are good quality gold-plated pewter made in Italy.
Length center-back to end of crucifix: 64cm / 25.25 inches;
Center medal: 2cm across;
Crucifix: 5cm / 2 inches tall.
This rosary is as good to look at as it is to use - it feels cool and smooth in the hands & is well-made for many years of prayer. It comes in a handmade (by me) pouch to keep it in.