Vintage Italian Blue Aurora Borealis Rosary Beads.
This fabulous set of rosary beads is made with faceted AB round crystal beads and a silvertone crucifix, centerpiece and links. The 3-dimensional crucifix has a modernist look, with simple lines and minimal decoration on the front. The centerpiece and each decade separator have an important historical Catholic female in relief on the front, with her name and a fancy curlicue design on the reverse.
The centerpiece depicts Our Lady of the Snows and the 4 separators depict Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Our Lady of Lourdes.
It is marked “Italy” on the back of the crucifix. The crucifix measures about 1 ½” tall, the beads are about 7 mm diameter, and when fully extended, the rosary measures about 23”.
Condition: no missing components; no chipped or cracked beads; AB finish is good; minor use scratches; original patina.
This is a beautiful vintage set of rosary beads and they would be a wonderful gift to a Catholic Bride, First Communion or Confirmation celebrant, as well as anyone who appreciates the rich color and unique construction!
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