At the Foot of the Cross
Rosary with round polished goldstone and bloodstone Hail Mary beads and round polished garnet Our Fathers, with an Italian-made two-sided Ecce Homo / Mater Dolorosa center, an Italian-made silver oxide crucifix of nails, and linkages carefully crafted in beautiful and durable stainless steel. First Class USPS shipping is included.
More about this Rosary
Goldstone is actually no stone, but a glittering glass infused with copper. Sometimes called monkstone from folklore associating its creation with a monastic order, it is also at times called gold sandstone.
Bloodstone, also called heliotrope, has a long history of ornamental use, dating back at least to the Babylonians, even if the legend goes that it was formed when Christ’s blood fell on the rocks below the cross. It is a form of chalcedony with red inclusions, and was used in the Middle Ages in sculptures depicting martyrdom.
Garnet is quite possibly the first stone in Aaron’s breastplate, as the Hebrew word used means “red stone” and garnet was the most widely used red gem in the area at the time. It is valued throughout history, and traditionally represents Christ’s sacrifice.
Our goal is to provide you a rosary, not just sell you a rosary. We use only stainless steel eyepins, linkages, and jump rings for both their strength and durability. If there is any defect in the workmanship of a rosary you purchase from us, please let us know, and we will make it right, free of charge, including shipping, within the first year of purchase. Also, for as long as we make rosaries (a lifetime, we hope!), if a rosary we made for you ever has a broken linkage, eyepin, or jump ring, we will be happy to repair it, with cost limited to shipping. Whatever we can do to keep you praying!