World’s Finest Rosary: How Can One Make This Claim?
Findings & Parts
Eyelets and Locked Bows
Hand Cast Sterling Silver Crucifix & Center
Beads can be made of many materials such as glass, clay, fiber glass and more, but the usual types I use are: Wood, Gemstone, Bone, Sterling Silver and 14K Gold.
View various types of beads HERE.
Grade of Beads Determines Grade of Rosary
Beads can be of various grade (quality). Some things that can affect the grade are color, defects and mineral balance. Higher grades of certain gemstones come from a particular area of the world such as Afghanistan Lapis Lazuli. I use the highest grade possible in the production of a FineRosary.
The grade of a strand of beads dictates the price of a rosary. To make it easier for you I have grouped similar graded beads into four basic categories of rosaries. They are: Basic, Mid-Grade, Upper-Grade and Premium Grade (ie., sterling silver, 14K Gold, or some other rare gems such as diamonds or pearls.
Size of Beads Determines Size (length) of Rosary
Rosaries come in various sizes which are dictated by the size of the beads chosen for a particular piece. Typical bead sizes are 6mm (resulting in a rosary 16 inches in length), 8mm (resulting in a rosary approximately 18″ in length), and 10mm (resulting in a rosary approximately 20 inches in length), although any size bead can be chosen.
Often a rosary will use one (single) size bead, however, it is not uncommon to use mixed sizes such as a larger bead for the Pater Noster (Our Father). Sometimes they can even be decorative such as pumpkin carved.
Engraved Wooden Rosary Box
Because these rosaries are of the highest quality and should last generations, I also make solid wood boxes that should also last the same, are a beautiful way to store your fine rosary and to display it in a prominent place. Each box is engraved with the monogram of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is lined with 100% wool felt.
Free Shipping & Handling
All rosaries are shipped to you free of charge to anywhere in the United States.
These rosaries are guaranteed to be free of defect and should never break if cared for properly. If your rosary should ever come apart or a bead should split or crack, labor will be provided to repair your rosary. You simply pay for Shipping.
Cleaning Your Rosary
Except for pearls, it is safe to use luke-warm water and a bit of soap. Do not use a brush on amber as it may scratch the finish. You could also use an untreated cloth. I recommend 100% cotton.
This chart is great for specifics on cleaning gemstones and learning about toughness and Mohs hardness.
Never submerge a wooden rosary in water. Use a soft cloth and furniture cleaner as opposed to a polish.
Sterling Silver Wire and Parts
I recommend using a small brush and some toothpaste with no additives (i.e., baking soda or other harsh additives may scratch the wire or the beads).
Protecting Your Rosary
Because these rosaries are heirloom quality, you will want to protect them by keeping them in a box or in a rosary pouch or other container.
Do not carry your beads in your pocket or purse by themselves.
Although these rosaries are very strong, it is possible that it can get scratched or pulled apart if the s-chain catches on another object.