Sunday, April 12, 2015

New Rosary by

Gorgeous Raspberry pink/red Aves look magnificent with Sterling Silver wire-wrapping and heavy double Crucifix. The beads themselves are a bit of a puzzle. These were called "Brazilian Ruby', but is most likely pink 'fired' Topaz or perhaps Tourmaline--but they are beautiful with their intense deep pink color..

The Crucifix, Our Lady of Carmel/Sacred Heart center and Sacred Heart/Immaculate Heart medal have been carefully hand cast in solid Sterling from the antique originals. They have been gently antiqued and burnished to the original patina. The Our Fathers, smooth and silky ovals, are dressed up with Bali bead caps.

This is a substantial Rosary--94g--, and has a nice heft in the hand. It is 27inches long.

The 6mm Aves are double wrapped at each end, then swirled in low-tarnish Argentium* 925 Sterling Silver wire for a connection so secure and durable that this Rosary is guaranteed against breakage for life. Period. You'll have to wear through the wire!

As always, this Rosary will arrive ready for presentation, boxed in silver and in a beaded, tasseled organza gift bag.

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*Argentium Sterling Silver is genuine .925 Sterling Silver with a small portion of the copper used in making Sterling replaced with rare germanium. This makes for an extremely TARNISH RESISTANT Sterling that requires only the occasional swipe with a soft cloth to keep it shining and bright. Argentium Sterling Silver will look as good 10 years from now as it does today!

Why Wire-wrapping ?

Wire-wrapping swirls around each bead and secures the wire on both ends for an incredibly durable Rosary that is pleasing to the eye, and to the fingers as they pass from bead to bead

Because they are so durable, I guarantee my Rosaries for life

A Wire-wrapped Rosary takes three times as long to make as a traditional one
It also requires three times more wire--nearly a half an ounce for a larger, 8mm bead size Rosary--than a traditional Rosary.

Keep in mind the additional time and wire required when you consider the cost of a fine, wire-wrapped Rosary.

Because the wire wraps both ends, poorly made wire-wrapped Rosaries can have 'stickies'--I carefully fashion and crimp each bead to prevent any unpleasant jabs!

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