St Francis Greenstone Rosary, San Damiano Crucifix
This handmade Catholic rosary features beautiful greenstone (nephrite jade) beads teamed with antiqued silver beads, center medal and crucifix. This full-size rosary has a traditional look with the pewter Our Father beads a lovely contrast with the dark green jade Hail Mary beads.
I've used 8mm round nephrite jade (greenstone) beads for the Hail Mary decades, and 12mm decorated pewter beads for the Our Father prayer beads. Each bead has been handlinked with silver rosary wire, which gives the rosary good drape as it passes through your fingers. The Our Father beads are wire-wrapped to give extra strength where needed.
The center medal shows Saint Francis of Assisi with the wolf he famously tamed & has the words "Pray For Us" on the back.
The crucifix is the well-known San Damiano cross, a replica of the cross St Francis was kneeling in front of when he received his commission from God to rebuild His church. Both pieces are made in Italy and are silver-plated pewter with an oxidised finish to give an aged look. A card about the symbols on the cross is included.
Length from mid-back to end of crucifix: 54cm (21.25")
Crucifix: 4.5cm (1.8")
This rosary is suitable for men or women for regular personal use, or it would make a thoughtful gift for a special occasion. It comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.
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Gemstone Bead Rosaries
St Francis Collection