General Rosary Information
Mother of Pearl & Spiny Oyster
Aves: 8mm mother of pearl
Paters: 10mm orange spiny oyster
Overall length: 25 1/4"
Crucifix: Sterling 2 7/8" x 1 5/8"
Center: Sterling 1" diameter
Wire: 20g Sterling
Caps: Bali Sterling edged domes
Chain: Sterling heavy rollo (soldered)
Because of the nature of the shell, spiny oyster is extremely rare in round cut beads. To find them in a 10mm size in such exquisite quality was extraordinary! Naturally, they're quite pricey because of their rarity. Needing only six is a great way to get a taste of this costly bead where a full rosary of spiny oyster would overwhelm most budgets. They pair beautifully with creamy white mother of pearl, which is a much more economical bead. This left some room in pricing for the large and striking Spanish colonial crucifix and Our Lady of Guadalupe center. The result is a delightful set of rosary beads which blends the classic and the eclectic. So pretty!