I love the colors of this Rosary! Handcrafted with quality workmanship in south Louisiana. The Ave Maria beads are 6mm Grade AAA genuine natural K2 beads from Pakistan. The Pater Noster beads are 9mm Mystic Sky Blue Moonstone, capped on each end with sterling silver and a tiny faceted white topaz bead. The tiny sterling silver fleur de lis is my trademark.
K2 granite is named after a mountain in the Karakoram Range near the border between Pakistan and China. K2, also known as "Mount Godwin Austen," is the second-highest mountain in the world. The azurite granite is found in colluvium near the base of the mountain. It is in a very remote area visited by very few people.
"K2 Granite," also known as "K2 Jasper" and "raindrop azurite," is an extremely interesting rock and lapidary material from the Skardu area of northern Pakistan. It is like an eye magnet for anyone who sees it for the first time. It is a bright white granite that contains sharply contrasting orbs of bright blue azurite. The azurite orbs range from a few millimeters up to about two centimeters in diameter. On a broken surface or on the surface of a slab, the blue orbs look like drops of bright blue ink that splashed onto the rock. Upon closer examination, however, you will see that they are actually spherical in shape.
Examination of the azurite spheres with a good hand lens or microscope reveals that the azurite is present along mineral grain boundaries, within tiny fractures, and as a "dye" penetrating the feldspar grains. The azurite is a secondary material that clearly formed after all of the other minerals in the granite had solidified from the parent melt.
Each bead was wire-wrapped by hand in sterling silver wire, making the rosary very strong and heirloom quality. This is considered an “unbreakable Rosary” as each bead is individually wire wrapped and should never come apart.
The Flower Buds Crucifix is 1.75 inches. The Cross of Lorraine center is 1.25 inches. The Crucifix and Centerpiece are antique museum pieces that have been recast in sterling silver. The Rosary is 27 inches in length.
The Rosary has not been blessed, so be sure and have it blessed by your parish priest.
Care and Cleaning
Clean the beads with a damp soft cloth. The medals are made of solid sterling silver and will tarnish; they can be cleaned with any good silver cleaning product - but take care not to get the cleaning fluids on the beads. I hope you enjoy praying it as much as I enjoyed designing and making it.
Shipping, Returns & Exchanges
Shipping, Returns & Exchanges: Because your package will be insured, loss or damage in shipping is covered, and you are guaranteed delivery. Your Rosary will be placed in a heavy-duty plastic bag and a box, then securely packaged and shipped within 1-2 business days of purchase (usually the same day). Full refund of purchase price if not delighted with your purchase. Please notify me within 7 days of receipt.
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Please note that sterling silver, bronze and copper WILL tarnish over time if not cared for properly. To minimize tarnish, your purchase will be shipped in a heavy-duty plastic bag. Silver items can be gently cleaned with a silver polishing cloth. Both bronze and silver can be cleaned with a commercial cleaner, but be careful to not get the cleaner on the beads as it may stain them.