Connemara Marble Irish Penal Rosary with bronze
One-decade penal rosary in bronze with 8mm beads in certified authentic Connemara marble.
Connemara Marble is Ireland's famed ancient green stone, some 900 million years old. Green in colour and shot through with swirls of sepia and dark grey, this marble is sourced from the Joyce family quarry in the Twelve Bens of Connemara, an unspoilt region of great natural beauty and curvaceous peaks in the West of Ireland that imbues the stone with a gentle nurturing sense of peace.
This one-decade rosary has a substantial ring and a reproduction Penal Cross in bronze (original was made in 1722) and is hand-chained with love and care in Ireland. The ring and cross are linked to the ten beads by a hand-wrapped and very secure bronze connector.
The rosary comes with a quality pouch for extra protection and ease of use and is presented in a gold-embossed bronze-colour gift box complete with card detailing the history of the Penal Cross.
More of my Connemara marble and other gemstone rosaries can be found on my dedicated rosary website, http://www.rosarybeads.ie