Saturday, June 6, 2015
The Ave beads in this rosary are 6mm Kilkenny black marble beads imported directly from Ireland. This particular marble is found in the County of Kilkenny, Ireland. When I first received these beads, they had a dull, matte finish. However, when I began to work with them to make the rosary, they began to take on a nice sheen. While I can't be certain of this, I think that means the more the rosary is prayed with, the nicer the beads will look. These beads have some patches of slightly lighter marble within them giving them sort of a variegated appearance. Care needs to be taken with these beads because they are easily scratched. The pater beads are 10mm white magnesite. The marbleized appearance of the Pater beads is a nice compliment to the black marble Ave beads.
The oval center honoring our Blessed Mother is sterling silver as is the intricate crucifix. The wire is 99% pure silver plated onto pure copper wire. The bead caps and spacers are silver plated metal. This rosary would make a wonderful Father's Day gift. 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.