Black Onyx - Renaissance Rosary with Watch Cross 16th c. Psalter


A watch rosary? The rosary became standardized in the style of the Dominican rosary with 50 aves, 5 paternosters, 3 antiphon beads and a cross, after the Council of Trent in 1573.

About this same time the watch became a huge fashion statement. There are many in museums in the shape of crosses, skulls, spheres, etc. Why not join the two popular accessories and have a rosary with a watch cross! OOAK

This large rosary consists of fifty 8mm black onyx beads connected with wire links. It has five 10mm onyx with bead caps on each side as paternosters with metal spacers dividing each decade.

There are 3 onyx antiphon "pathway" beads above another paternoster and then the eye catching watch! It is battery operated with quartz movement and approx. 2" tall. Folded in half this rosary measures approx. 24 inches including the watch.

The watch can be purchased alone with a 28" chain for $40. Convo us, if interested.

Shipped in a velvet pouch.
A FREE Latin prayer booklet is included with each rosary purchase.
We ship via USPS Priority Mail with insurance so that your package arrives in 2-3 days and you can track it on-line.

CREDO CROSS - The Apostle's Creed can be found in use as early as 6th century. By the end of the 12th century a decree was issued commanding the priests to urge the people to recite frequently the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Salutations to the Virgin. The Creed was usually said on a cross form that was incorporated into the prayer beads and became known as the credo cross.

ONYX - Onyx is a stone of inner strength, focused attention, willpower, self-mastery, discipline and reason. It is a protective stone used in battles or conflicts of all kinds. It carries courage along with the "survival of the species" energy.

See more like this in our Rosaries and Paternosters Section!

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