Quartz Ave Maria
Rosary with round polished quartz crystal and amethyst Hail Mary beads and round polished labradorite Our Fathers, with an Ave Maria-shaped Miraculous Medal center and an ornate crucifix.
Symbolism in This Rosary
Quartz is very likely the stone referred to as “crystal” in the Bible. It was prized for its transparent quality and was used to make both gems and lenses. Both Old and New Testaments use it in metaphors to describe things as shining, clear, and smooth. Even in Biblical times it was a common mineral, and it is often used when describing expansive things, like the firmament or the sea. Amethyst is its purple form.
Labradorite was first discovered at Paul’s Island (originally Isle de St. Paul), Labrador. It can have a unique iridescence called Labradorescence that is caused by pairs of crystals aligning in a process called “twinning,” with light refracting in the first and then reflecting off the interior crystal, rather than by direct surface reflection. Just as in the paired Islands of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and the pairs of crystals needed for labradorite’s unique beauty, please consider how much the Church has gained by the shared work of Saints Peter and Paul.
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.
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!