Rosary with round polished blue agate chalcedony Hail Mary beads and round polished natural shell Our Fathers, with a Holy Family Center and a small three-way crucifix.
Symbolism in This Rosary
Chalcedony is a mineral that is the basis for a wide range of stones, from agates and jaspers to chrysoprase and carnelian. Its use in tools dates back to the Stone Age, and it was carved into gemstone beginning in our earliest civilizations, and was included in the Breastplate of Aaron. In modern times, the name has come to represent specifically a grey / white / blue variety.
Shell, in tradition, has come to represent our baptism---even the dishes used by priests to pour water over the heads of catechumens are often shaped like scallops. It has come be closely associated with Saint James, the Apostle, and his missionary journey to Iberia. Also, from shells we retrieve pearls, the material of the gates of heaven.
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph is the model for all Christian families. Their fiat and their lives can inspire our own devotion and our prayers.
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!