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Mother of Pearl & Spiny Oyster

Item #8mm_081

 

 

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

Rings: Sterling

Chain: Sterling heavy rollo (soldered)

$254.00

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!

Meinssen Handmade Rosaries established May 2007

 

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