Friday, April 17, 2015
The Avé beads in this rosary are 8mm red creek jasper beads. Some people refer to this stone as Picasso jasper, but the correct name is red creek. Each of these beads is different from the others but all are various shades of earth tones. Accenting these beads are the12mm white magnesite Pater beads. Magnesite looks very much like white turquoise and many people refer to it as such. Please note that these are two entirely stones. Magnesite is a beautiful but common stone. White turquoise is quite rare and is only mined in the American southwest. Please ask the origin of the stone when purchasing something labeled as white turquoise. The crucifix honors the Trinity with God the Father at the top of the crucifix and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove behind Our Lord's head. The center honors St Francis of Assisi one of Pope Francis' favorite saints. Both are silver colored metal. This is a nice, heavy rosary with a substantial feel. It would make a wonderful gift or would be great to keep for yourself. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.