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Irish Penal Rosary

Antique Irish Rosary with Irish Penal crucifix and gemstone rosary beads, Green Aventurine, Handmade - Catholic religious bronze medals in authentic antique and vintage styles with amazing detail. Large collection of heirloom pieces made by hand in the US
Irish Penal Rosary Aventurine

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Bronze $205.17

Product Code: SSRO3

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Irish Rosary

This Irish Penal Rosary is a handmade, antique reproduction and gemstone rosary featuring symbolic, true bronze pieces, and natural Select grade aventurine beads.

The metal pieces are symbolic and complement the antique Irish rosary beads style, evoking the overall Irish Theme.

The antique crucifix on this Irish Catholic rosary features abundant Celtic symbolism* in front and back, and is 2" long. This Irish cross is from "Penal Times" in Ireland, 1540-1731 when its elongated form lent itself to be easily concealed within the hand during times of religious persecution.

The large, vintage rosary center features shamrocks on the sides, which carry a symbolism of their own**, and the center reads in Latin "Mater Dei - Ora Pro Nobis" (Mother of God - Pray For Us).

The lovely medal portrays the infant Jesus with a radiant North Star shining upon Him. The words "Gloria Deo" are engraved in the front. In the back, a Jerusalem Cross*** with the word "Jerusalem" engraved in the center.

The beads are 8mm and 12mm Select Grade Natural Color Aventurine. They are a beautiful pastel green, very uniform in color and size, with great luster and silky to the touch. This is a large rosary, approximately 24.75"

Irish Penal Crucifix SSCR419
measures: 2 inches or 50 mm
Irish Shamrock Centerpiece SSCE1145
measures: 7/8" x 1 1/2 inches or 22 x 38 mm

***See the tab "Meaning"

SAJ Rosary Beads

Prayer beads are a gift of love, and we specialize in constructing durable, fine quality rosaries.

These beautiful rosaries are handmade using traditional wire and chain rosary techniques, valuable semi-precious stones, and natural crystal beads.

Each one of them is made by hand to be used and passed down as a religious family heirloom due to the beauty of design, fine workmanship, and quality of the materials used.

A gift box, and a luxurious red velvet rosary pouch are included with every purchase.

We ship worldwide.

Antique or Vintage Rosary

The crucifixes and centers in the Sacred Art Jewelry collection are true golden bronze and .925 sterling silver reproductions of authentic antique or vintage pieces from all over the world.

They are new, top quality castings that are hand crafted using the ancient lost wax method. This technique, employed by the Greeks and the Egyptians, is still used in fine jewelry and considered the best way to assure each medal is an exact replica of the original.

The pieces you will find may be Irish, French, Spanish, Russian, as well as Native American, Latin American or Philippine, etc. A great many different Christian cultures and nationalities are represented.

Traditional Chained Rosary Technique

At Sacred Art Jewelry, we prefer to use the traditional rosary making technique of using ring caps to prevent the chain links from opening. These metal ring bead caps provide a sort of a "fence" that supports the wire. It also provides a most elegant finish to the chained rosary.

Custom Rosary

We take great care in finding stunning, natural bead combinations for our rosary beads, and we’ll be glad to advise as to whether the rosary part choices you are making are suitable. So, enjoy visualizing your favorite pieces on this rosary and make it your own by selecting:
  • Your metal of choice, whether it is true golden bronze or .925 sterling silver
  • Any rosary parts, i.e., crucifix or cross, centerpiece and medals from our collection
  • Bead size, you may choose the standard (6 mm) or the larger, most ergonomic and comfortable rosary size for the hands (8 mm) beads

Contact Us to inquire about the cost of your custom rosary.

We will calculate the difference between the prices of the metal pieces and materials used for the model shown in the listing, and the ones of your choice, and either create a special listing for you, or send you a Paypal invoice.

Catholic Rosary Beads

Choose your crucifix and center rosary components individually or visit our Rosary Parts section to find a crucifix and center rosary set you will cherish for a lifetime. By choosing your rosary components from this section you will be sure the two parts are a good match in terms of weight, style, design as well as the theme they evoke.

Medals and Medallions

Attaching medals of saints or any personal devotion to rosaries is an ancient tradition. We have a wide variety of Catholic and Christian medals we’ll be happy to attach to your rosary. Just send a note with your order letting us know which medallions you would like, and we’ll insert them to the rosary free of charge.

Other Christian Rosary Beads

This is a traditional Catholic five (5) decade rosary. However, we’ll be glad to create a different chaplet or Protestant version of this rosary for Anglicans, Lutherans, Baptists or other Catholic devotees by using the prayer bead composition or design structure of your choice and substituting the metal pieces you choose. We have a wide variety of antique and vintage crosses, centerpieces and medals in our collections where you will find appropriate pieces you'll love for your design.

Rosary Beads for Men

Of course, all the pieces in our collections are suitable for both men and women, in the end it is a matter of taste and preferences. Typically, men’s rosaries are characterized by more linear, less ornate designs. Women’s rosary parts are usually more decorated with elaborate scrolls, flowers, and the like.

Rosary Necklace

Can your rosary be worn as a necklace? Rosary beads have been worn around the neck by both men and women from different cultures for centuries, and indeed designed and created to be worn as jewellery. Whether right or wrong, who are we to judge? This has been made a topic of controversy in recent years, but it can be argued that ultimately what matters is the respect with which the object is treated, the intention, and the occasions for which it is worn.

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5 of 5 Irish Rosary November 13, 2014
Reviewer: Kathryn T from Draper, UT  
Thank you so much for creating such a beautify rosary for me! The craftsmanship is exquisite! I will cherish them for many years to come!

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