A splendid collection of vintage & antique rosaries and devotionals
About Vintage Venerations and More
Our Service PledgeVintage Venerations offers quality vintage and antique devotional items at competitive prices. We will package your items carefully and ship your order quickly and efficiently. And to ensure a smooth, pleasant transaction, we offer friendly, professional service and personal attention. We appreciate your business and will do our very best to exceed your expectations.
About UsIn January 2007, I ended my corporate career to reinvent my life. My goal was to find my "right livelihood" while making time for spiritual, family, community, and volunteer pursuits. From healing gardens and business communications to immersing myself in the history and creation of rosaries, my journey has taken me down an eclectic and creative path... and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Vintage Venerations and its collection of vintage and antique rosaries, medals, and religious items began with my personal quest for a rosary. After visiting local stores and handling rosaries in every conceivable combination of beads, styles and metals, I couldn't find the “right” rosary at any price.
Then I came across an older rosary in a consignment shop. Although it was dusty, tarnished and forgotten, I knew I had found my treasure. From that moment on, I was hooked on the uniqueness of vintage rosaries whose unique combinations of style and materials make their appeal universal and timeless. Some have aged gracefully, and others need TLC to reveal their beauty. Many hold the prayers and memories of generations before us, and every one is a work of art. It's safe to say I have never met a rosary that didn't have something to love!
My goal with Vintage Venerations is to offer beautiful and diverse items to those looking for something different. In addition to restoring old rosaries, I also offer a line of "New Life Creations" that includes chaplets, single-decade rosaries, Anglican rosaries, and rosary bracelets. These newly-created devotional items are intuited and hand-crafted from vintage jewelry and incomplete vintage and antique rosaries. It's a wonderful outlet for my life-long appreciation of gems, glass and precious metals, and it's not unlike designing a beautiful garden. This labor of love also invokes wonderful memories of my late father's work as a diamond setter in New York City. I was always fascinated by his meticulous work, so I guess it's in my DNA. I even use some of his tools to further inspire my work.
Equally fascinating is researching the plethora of saints and blesseds, and delving into the history of rosaries, which is rich in symbolism and artistry. Many religions use prayer beads and knotted cords in various configurations to connect with spirit. Regardless of your spiritual tradition or practice, we all need to stop now and then and focus on what's important. Rosaries are one way to do that.
When it comes to religious and devotional items, I believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder and spirit doesn’t need to cost a fortune. From simple glass and wooden beads to gemstones, coral, precious metals and one-of-a-kind antiques, Vintage Venerations offers a wide range of thoughtfully chosen items.
Whether you collect rosaries as works of art or religious heritage, wear them as jewelry or use them for personal devotion, our uniquely beautiful items will enliven your spirit and enrich your life. We have many wonderful items yet to be added and are always buying from around the world, so please visit often!
Thank you for being part of my journey. If you don't see what you're looking for, please contact me so I can check my large, unlisted inventory or search for something that meets your specific needs. And please let me know if you're interested in something unique. I'd be honored to make something special exclusively for you.
Donna Marie Guardino