This rosary has fifty 8mm pearls divided into 5 decades by rectangular shaped (10mmx13mm) gold plated and crystal filigree beads. It is made in the traditional bead arrangement with the "pathway" of 5 extra beads (2 paternosters and 3 pearl aves) before the ornate clear crystal and pearl gold plated cross. All elements are connect with wire loops. The cross measures approx. 3" in height and 2 1/4" in width. Divided in half, the rosary hangs approximately 22" in length.
NOTE: This is a vintage rosary with discolored metal links. It is being sold "as is" for this price. If you want shiny new links, we will re-wire it for $50.
We found a few more of these crosses in our storage, so if you are interested in buying just the cross for $20, please convo us.
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.
STANDARDIZED ROSARY - At the 1573 Council of Trent the Catholic Church standardized the rosary into the Dominican style with 50 Aves divided into 5 decades by 5 Paternosters which also included 3 antiphon beads (pathway) and a cross. ("The History of Devotion of the Rosary" by Richard Gribble)
BIBLICAL PEARLS - Pearls are frequently mentioned in the New Testament, ( Matthew 13:45 ; 1 Timothy 2:9 ; Revelation 17:4 ; 21:21 ) and were considered by the ancients among the most precious of gems, and were highly esteemed as ornaments. The kingdom of heaven is compared to a "pearl of great price." In ( Matthew 7:6 ) pearls are used metaphorically for anything of value, or perhaps more especially for "wise sayings," i.e. Pearls of Wisdom.
METAPHYSICAL - Pearls are said to give the wearer a sense of calmness and stability, and to promote faith, loyalty, truth and purity. They can especially enhance personal integrity.
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