Small Lapis and Carnelian

Small Lapis and Carnelian

$30.00Price

Small rosary with upcycled round polished lapis lazuli Hail Mary beads and upcycled round polished carnelian Our Fathers, with a two-sided Our Lady of Medjugorje and Divine Mercy center and a flared Saint Benedict crucifix.

  • Symbolism in This Rosary

    Lapis Lazuli is very likely the “sapphire” mentioned in the Bible, as concurrent sources describe it with streaks of gold (pyrite). Actual sapphires, sourced in India at first, were not known to the area until the Roman Empire. It would therefore be both one of the stones of the breastplate of Aaron and one of the foundation stones of Revelation’s New Jerusalem. It is used throughout the Old Testament as a sign of both immense beauty and riches.

     

    Carnelian, also known as sardius, is the sixth foundation stone of Revelation’s New Jerusalem, and is also used in Revelation to describe the Lord. It has a long history of use by royalty, with a strand of carnelian beads from 3100 BC discovered in Egypt.

     

    Our Lady of Medjugorje, though not yet a recognized apparition, appeared to six teenagers beginning in 1981. Her messages through them have largely been to ask people to pray often, to fast, and to do penance. Medjugorje has become a popular pilgrimage site, and a place of conversion.

     

    The image of Divine Mercy comes from a vision given to Saint Faustina Kowalska. It represents Christ’s loving mercy to all, especially to sinners.

     

    The Saint Benedict crucifix has a long history and a complex symbolism. The Order of Saint Benedict does the best job clearly explaining the details.

  • Warranty

    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!