Rosary with round polished blue dyed sea sediment jasper Hail Mary beads and round polished pyrite Our Fathers, with an Italian-made Miraculous Medal center and an Italian-made three-way crucifix.
More About This Rosary
Jasper is one of the twelve foundation stones of the New Jerusalem, as written by Saint John in the book of Revelation. The Jasper available and valued at the time of his writing was green-hued, though there are an incredible number of varieties in a variety of colors. It is also named as one of the stones in the breastplate of Aaron, as described in Exodus. It could be highly polished, even long ago, and was used both as a gem and as a medium for sculpted items.
Pyrite derives its name for the Greek work for “fire,” and was used as a fire-starter in place of flint since prehistoric times, as it sparks when struck against iron or steel. Also called “fool’s gold,” its raw form resembles gold nuggets---it is actually, in its pure form, iron sulfide, and was mined to produce sulfur before sulfur was more easily obtained from oil.
The Miraculous Medal is based on an apparition of Our Lady of Grace to Sister Catherine Laboure. It contains an image of Mary with rays of graces extending from her hands with the words “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” On the back is a ring of twelve stars, the letter M surmounted by a cross, and two hearts---the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
A Three-Way Crucifix includes a pardon crucifix at the center, flanked by a Miraculous Medal and a Saint Benedict Medal.
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!