St Francis of Assisi Greenstone & Paua Rosary
St Francis of Assisi features in the center of this handmade greenstone (nephrite jade) and paua shell Catholic rosary. St Francis is one of the most-loved saints of all time, and the colored center medal shows him giving a sermon to his birds - he is the patron saint of all animals..
I've used 8mm round greenstone beads for the Hail Mary beads, each linked by hand with silver rosary wire which means the rosary flows nicely during use. The Our Father beads are natural New Zealand paua shell hearts with the intense colors of the shell that is found only in cold New Zealand waters, finished with little olive green Swarovski® crystals and then wire wrapped to give extra strength where needed.
Note that the exact color of the greenstone may be slightly different. The last photo shows another rosary as an example of the possible color variation in the batches of beads.
The crucifix is a traditional pierced filigree style with a slim profile while still being sturdy. It is made from nickle and lead free pewter, as is the center medal which has the words "pray for us" engraved on the back. The rosary can be worn as a rosary necklace.
Length from mid-back to end of crucifix: 57cm / 22.5 inches
Center medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch
Crucifix: 5cm / 2 inches
Beads: 8mm nephrite jade, 15mm paua shell hearts
This is a lovely rosary for personal use, which feels cool and smooth through the hands. It would also make a thoughtful gift, or addition to a collection. It comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in and will be attractively wrapped.
This rosary will last for many years of prayer and is covered by my lifetime guarantee.
Sending this item as a gift on your behalf:
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Your parcel will be attractively packaged and gift-wrapped. No receipt will be included.
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