Ladder rosary with round polished hematite Hail Mary beads and garnet Our Fathers, with an Italian-made Holy Face of Jesus center and an Italian-made crucifix of nails.
More About This Rosary
Hematite is the primary ore for iron extraction, due to its abundance. It has long been crushed and mixed with liquids to produce a red dye, with some of the earliest cave paintings containing it. It is also the red in the rouge of jeweler's buffing compound, and the "hema" is the same word root as that for blood, due to the dark red it produces.
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.
The Holy Face of Jesus is an image based on the Shroud of Turin. Devotion to the Holy Face is most associated with Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, and she has written many prayers of devotion to Christ’s Holy Face and pinned an image of it over her heart.
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!