Manufacturer: Sacred Heart Rosaries (Hand-crafted by Robyn)
EXCLUSIVELY crafted by Robyn!
Exquisite rosary destined to be a favorite in your collection and/or a family heirloom! Unique carved GENUINE Black Agate crosses accented with elegant GENUINE Black Onyx beads. This beautiful rosary features a highly detailed Papal crucifix and an Ecce Homo center. Ecce Home is Latin for “Behold the Man”. This is a very simple, yet elegant rosary that would make a great gift for any Religious. It is also a wonderful rosary for men in general. I personally have given this rosary to both my priest and my older brother!
This Old Rugged Cross Rosary brings the age old favorite Gospel Hymn to life! This is a 5 decade rosary. It measures approx. 20" (inches) in length including the crucifix.
Our Father beads: GENUINE Black Agate Cross bead.
Hail Mary beads: 6mm round GENUINE Black Onyx beads.
Center: Silver-tone, Ecce Homo (“Behold the Man”) centerpiece depicts the head of Jesus complete with the Crown of Thorns around His head. On the reverse, Our Lady of Mt Carmel is depicted.
Crucifix: Silver-tone, very highly detailed Papal crucifix with INRI above the crucified body of Jesus.
AGATE… is a term applied not to a distinct mineral species, but to an aggregate of various forms of silica, chiefly chalcedony.
Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas where they represent cavities originally produced by the disengagement of volatiles in the molten mass which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls. Such agates, when cut transversely, exhibit a succession of parallel lines, often of extreme tenuity, giving a banded appearance to the section. Such stones are known as banded agate, riband agate and striped agate.
ONYX… is a banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (not including shades such as purple, blue, or black). Commonly, specimens of onyx available contain colors of white, tan, and brown. Sardonyx is a variant in which the colored bands are sard (shades of red) rather than black.
It is usually cut as a cabochon, or into beads, and is also used for intaglios and cameos, where the bands make the image contrast with the ground. Some onyx is natural but much is produced by the staining of agate.