ROSARIES

CIRCULAR ROSARIES

15th Century Rosaries

These rosaries represent one of the first styles of circular rosaries. In actuality, these are chaplets since they consist of less than 50 beads; however, for ease of categorizing them we are including them with the rosaries. The number of beads were not consistant; however, many were arranged in sets of 4 beads with larger beads between the sets. There was usually a metal, relic, cross or pomander linking these sets and forming a circle.

An extant rosary of this style is of Spanish origin and made of faceted quartz with a connecting relic container containing splinters of the true cross and a piece of parchment which has the phase "Tree to Heaven" written in Latin. It can be found in Germany at the Dommusium zu Salzbury, along with numerous other rosaries in this style.


Glass Relic Container

Rosary with Relic Container

Pictured left is a rosary design inspired by the one in the German museum mentioned above. Our version consists of faceted 10-12mm beads in sets of four that are separated by 16mm filigree metal beads. All are connected with wire links and a 32x12mm glass and metal container. Inside the container are the Latin words for love and peace written on a scrap of paper.

Stones: carnelian, rose quartz, onyx

Metals: antique copper, antique silver, antique bronze

R1RV
Rosary with Relic
$125.00
Stone
Metal

St George Pendant

Rosary with Saint Connector

This is a reproduction of a rosary in the Germany museum that has a St. Sabastian metal connecting the beads. Our version consists of 10mm beads in sets of 4 that are separated by bead-capped 14x12mm coral branch chunks. All are connected with wire links and a pewter pilgrim badge.

St. Barbara
St. Peter & St. Paul
St. George

Stone Beads: coral or onyx - Paternosters will vary.

R1PB
Rosary with Saint
$125.00
Stone
Saint

Late 15th Century Rosaries

It became popular during the late 15th century to string the circle through a large bead and then add a tassel and/or a credo cross at the end. An extant rosary in this style made of coral and bone can be found in the Erzbischofliches Diozesan Museum in Cologne - of Flemish/German origin.

The rosaries offered on this page are one-of-a-kind or limited stock so the pictures will change as stock is depleted and other unique beads or elements are available.

Freshwater Pearl Rosary

Hand strung on silk beading thread this freshwater pearl rosary consists of the typical fifty-three beads separated by 2mm gold beads and divided into decades by gold filled filigree beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 18" including the tassel.
R2FP
Freshwater Pearl Rosary
$110.00


St. Jerome Rosary

A rosay in this style is in Ghirlandaio's St. Jerome. Ours is hand-strung on silk beading thread and has jets beads. he large paternoster before the tassel is a 15mm carved jet bead. The chaplet is approximately 13" in circumference and divided in half, it hangs approximately 7" including the tassel.
R2SJ
St. Jerome Late 15th C. Rosary
$48.00








Carved Coral Rosary

This rosary lives up to its name not only are there 50 beads, it actually has roses too! It is hand-strung on silk beading thread and consists of fifty-three 10mm coral beads separated by 2mm silver beads which are divided into decades by carved rose coral beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 18" including the tassel.
R2CC
Coral Rose Rosary
$155.00


In honor of Mother Mary attach a Crowned M to the tassel! Pilgrim badges available at the Rosary Add-ons page.

Black Onyx Rosary w/Tassel

Black onyx beads are hand-strung on silk beading thread and separated by 2mm gold beads which are divided into decades by gold filled filigree beads. The 3 pathway beads begin with a bead-capped black tassel. When divided in half, it hangs approximately 18" including the tassel.
R2OT
Onyx Rosary w/Tassel
$128.00

Late 15th Century Bone Rosary

A unique bone rosary that is hand-strung on silk beading thread. It consists 53 smooth bone beads and your choice of paternosters, either intricately carved cut-work bone beads (style will vary) or antiqued carved bone skull beads, 5 of these carved beads separate 50 of the smooth beads into decades. A brown colored tassle with 3 antiphon beads hangs from the center carved bead. It is approximately 23" in circumference and when divided in half it hangs approximately 15" including the tassel.
R2DB
Late 15th C. Bone Rosary
$79.00
Paternoster


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Metal

Queen Mary Rosary

Truly in a class of its own! This unique rosary is pictured in Mary, Queen of Scots' famous portrait. It is hand strung on wire because of the weight and consists of alternating black onyx and gold filagree beads with onyx and gold spacer beads. There are 10 each of these large beads suggesting this is a rosary where the Lord's Prayer and Hail Marys were recited equally. It hangs from a 2" cross with an stone center which is attached to a chain and hangs approximately 12" from the belt/girdle.

This same design is also available with pearls or red jasper.
R2MS
Queen Mary Rosary
$115.00
Stone


Connect your chaplet with wire links for $20 extra!
Metal

Standardized 16th Century Rosary

The rosary became standardized in 1573 at the Council of Trent. This was to become the "true" rosary and contained 50 Aves & 5 Paternosters with 3 Antiphon Beads and a Cross. The term "rosary" comes from the Latin word "rosarium" or rose garden. The beads that hung down from the circular part was called "the pathway to the garden."

The rosaries offered here are one-of-a-kind or limited stock so the pictures will change as stock is depleted and other unique beads or elements become available.

Amber & Silver Rosary

This impressive rosary in the standard style is hand-strung on silk beading thread and made of large pressed amber beads. It consists 53 amber beads separated by 2mm silver beads and 5 ornately sculpted sterling silver beads separating 50 of the amber beads into decades. The silver paternosters will vary in design!

A beautiful ornate sterling silver cross set with 6 amber cabachons hangs from 3 antiphon beads. It is approximately 28" in circumference and divided in half, it hangs approximately 19" including the 2 1/2" cross. Truly Magnificent!
R3ALS
Amber & Silver Rosary
$340.00


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for $50 extra!
Metal

Cross


Beads

Standard Freshwater Pearl Rosary

This is a pearl rosary hand-strung on silk beading thread. It consists of 53 freshwater pearls separated by 2mm gold beads and is divided into decades by gold filled filagree beads flattened on 4 sides. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 15" including the 2" gold plated ornate cross.

R3FPG
Freshwater Pearls "Standard" Rosary
$120.00


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for $50 extra!
Metal

Filagree Bead


Gold Cross

Crystal Skull Rosary

This crystal rosary is connected with brass wire links. It contains 53 faceted 8mm ave beads that are separated with 10mm beads that have crystal spacers. A crowned skull serves as the center piece and a handcrafted cross adds the finishing touch to this custom designed rosary. It hangs approximately 15" including the cross.

Available in clear crystal and red magna crystal by special order. The ave and paternoster beads will vary slightly from this rosary.

M3CS
Crystal Skull Rosary
$225.00
Crystal


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Wood and Bone Rosary - 16th C.

Pictured left is a standard rosary, hand-strung on silk beading thread with 6mm wooden beads (available in either black or red) and white carved bone beads separating them into decades. A real ivory cross hangs from 3 antiphon beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 12" in length including the 1 1/2" cross.

R3WB
Wood & Bone "Standard" Rosary
$38.00
Regular Price - $42 - Sale - Red Only!
Beads


Small Amber & Gold Rosary

Pictured right is a standard rosary, hand-strung on silk beading thread, consisting of small (6mm) pressed amber beads seperated by 2mm gold beads and divided into decades by gold filled melon beads. A cut amber cross hangs from 3 antiphon beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 12" in length including the 1 1/2" cross.
R3AG
Amber & Gold Rosary
$90.00


Connect your rosary with wire links for $50 extra!
Metal

Garnet & Hematite Rosary

Pictured left is a reproduction, hand-strung on silk beading thread, consisting of 53 hematite beads separated by 2mm silver beads and divided into decades by sterling silver paternosters with garnet spacer beads. A sterling silver cross with hematite and garnet cabochons hang from the three pathway beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 16" in length including the 1 1/2" silver cross.

R3GHS
Garnet & Hematite Rosary
$108.00


Garnet Standard Rosary

Pictured right is a rosary, hand-strung on silk beading thread, with garnet beads and sterling silver paternosters separating them into decades. A sterling silver cross with garnet cabochons hangs from 3 antiphon beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 13" in length including the 1 3/4" cross.

R3GS
Garnet "Standard" Rosary
$148.00


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Metal

Amethyst & Silver Rosary

Pictured left is a rosary, hand-strung on silk beading thread, made of amethyst beads, and separated by ornately sculpted sterling silver beads into decades. A matching sterling silver cross set with a amethyst hangs from 3 antiphon beads. It is approximately 24" in circumference and divided in half, it hangs approximately 15" including the 1 1/2" cross.
SOLD
R3AS
Amethyst and Silver Rosary
NA.00


Large Hematite Rosary

This is a standard rosary hand-strung on silk beading thread consisting of hematite beads that are separated into decades by sterling silver beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 15" including the 2" cross.

R3LAS
Large Hematite Rosary
$175.00

Bone & Gold Rosary

Pictured left is a rosary, hand-strung on silk beading thread, consisting of small (6mm) bone beads seperated into decades by gold filled melon beads. A real ivory cross hangs from 3 antiphon beads. It is approximately 19" in circumference and divided in half, it hangs approximately 13" including the 1 1/2" cross.
R3BG
Bone & Gold Rosary
$55.00


Large Onyx & Sterling Silver Rosary

This is an onyx rosary hand-strung on silk beading thread. It consists of onyx beads divided into decades by five unique onyx and sterling silver beads. It is not truly a standardized rosary because it does not have the 3 antiphon beads; however these can be added by special order. It hangs approximately 16" including the 2" sterling silver and onyx ornate cross.

R3OLS
Onyx & Silver Rosary
$210.00


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Metal


Connect your rosary with wire links for $50 extra!
Metal

Small Garnet & Silver Rosary

Pictured right is a rosary, hand-strung on silk beading thread, consisting of small (6mm) garnet beads divided into decades by sterling silver beads. A silver and garnet cross hangs from 3 antiphon beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 13" in length including the 1 1/2" cross.
R3SGS
Small Garnet & Silver Rosary
$108.00

Large Garnet & Silver Rosary

Pictured right is a rosary, hand-strung on silk beading thread, consisting of large (8mm) garnet beads divided into decades by unique garnet and sterling silver beads. A large silver and garnet cross hangs from 3 antiphon beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 16" in length including the 2" cross.
R3LGS
Large Garnet & Silver Rosary
$205.00

Hinged Silver Cross Rosary

This is the standardized rosary in a choice of three stones for the aves....amethyst, onyx and lapis lazuli. It consists 53 stone beads with 6 cutwork sterling silver paternosters separating them into decades. A hinged sterling silver cross with matching stone cabochons hangs from 3 antiphon beads. All beads are separated by 2mm silver beads. Divided in half, it hangs approximately 14" including the 2" cross.

R3HCS
Hinged Silver Cross Rosary
$108.00
Beads


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for $50 extra!
Metal


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