Rosary with round polished turquoise Hail Mary beads and smooth heart-shaped turquoise Our Fathers, with a Miraculous Medal center and a Saint Benedict crucifix.
Symbolism in This Rosary
Turquoise is one of the earliest mined gemstones, with examples being found in excavations in Egypt and Sumer. The first known mines were in the Sinai Peninsula, though it got its name from being known to Europeans to come from Turkey. It is quite possibly one of the stones mentioned in the Old Testament, but the general term in Hebrew for blue stone makes it difficult to determine. Because it is soft and easy to work with, it was widely used, for both jewelry and furnishings.
Hearts bring to mind both the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our heart is our center, the wellspring of our spirit and our emotions, and is to be closely guarded. It is the most referenced body part in the Bible.
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.
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.
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!