The colors of this beautiful one-of-a-kind Rosary reminds me of the desert. It is an unbreakable five decade wire-wrapped Catholic Rosary of Red Creek Jasper. This is a large rosary at 33 inches and ideal for a gift, perfect for a man. The Our Father beads are 20x8mm Red Creek Jasper with a bronze Bali spacer and tiny Hessonite Garnet on each end of the bead. The Hail Mary beads are 8mm prism double-terminated pointed Red Creek Jasper. The large 2-3/8 inch Yalalag Cross with Sun, Moon, Sacred Heart, Angels and Dove is true natural solid bronze as is the Angels Center. The cross and center are antique museum pieces that have been recast. The attached solid bronze fleur de lis is my trademark. There is also a faceted red teardrop-shaped crystal bead on the rosary to remind us that it only takes one drop of Our Lord's most Precious Blood to take away all of the sin in the world. Each bead is wire-wrapped by me by hand with solid bronze wire to ensure a rosary that will last for lifetimes.
The Yalalag Cross have been made in Yalalag, Oaxaca, Mexico since at least the sixteenth century. They have an undetermined origin; similar crosses are worn in Spain and the design is thought to have been brought to the area by Dominican missionaries who converted the local native population to Christianity. Over time the cross lost its Spanish character and became a Mexican object made by the local people. Its design predates the conquest of the area by the Spanish. The women of Yalalag are known to have worn triple crosses when they encountered Hernando Cortes' soldiers and priests during their ventures. The prests incorrectly concluded that Christian missionaries had preceded them.
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 bronze and will tarnish; they can be cleaned with any good bronze 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 researching, designing and making it.
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 to help prevent tarnishing and a keepsake box, then securely packaged and shipped within 1-2 business days (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.