This petite vintage Anglican rosary packs a lot of sparkle and power! The crisp, clear beads have an elegant white core that adds to their brilliance. (Please note that the blue tint in the first picture is from the background of the original photograph; the beads are clear.)
They are faceted and rice-shaped and glide smoothly through your fingers. Mounted on sterling pins with oval chain surrounding the cruciform beads, they are from a vintage Italian rosary that had several cracked and broken beads.
The openwork, Celtic-style cross is a nice complement to the beads. The entwined strands through the arms echo the facets on the beads, and the oval ornaments at the tops reflect the oval chain. The verso is marked "925" with a maker's mark I am unable to identify.
Anglican rosaries originated in the mid-1980s, so there are few true vintage prayer beads available. For those who appreciate the vintage aesthetic, I am delighted to offer Anglican rosaries crafted from vintage and antique Catholic rosaries. As these were incomplete, my mission is to give them new life and continue their journey encouraging prayer and meditation. Each is one-of-a-kind and holds generations of devotional energy. My designs are simple and practical, making these "New Life Creations" both collectible and suitable for active Christian prayer.
This shiny beauty will engender lively prayer for you or anyone lucky enough to be gifted with it. Clearly feminine, it would be wonderful for a young woman or to carry in your purse for "instant meditation" wherever you go. Comes boxed and ready for gift-giving.
Weight – 9 grams
Length – 10¾ inches total; 3¼ inch drop
Beads – 4¼ x 6 mm oblong
Cross – 1¼ x 7/8 inches
Not suitable for wearing
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