It is in the excellent condition considering its age. Beads: are all handmade/handcarved natural mother of pearl. No two beads are the same, a characteristic of old rosaries when beads were handmade before machines were used to make them.
Please see the photos to admire all the wonderful details of this unique rosary, they will tell you much more than any description. This antique Catholic rosary is crafted from delicate, hand-carved mother of pearl shells, making it a truly unique and beautiful piece. The beads are strung together in the traditional Catholic fashion, and the rosary itself is handmade with care. The materials and craftsmanship make this rosary a special addition to any collection. The rosary is perfect for collectors of religious items, particularly those focused on Christianity.
The carved mother of pearl beads add a touch of elegance to the piece, and the fact that it is handmade makes it all the more special. This antique rosary is a true gem and is sure to be treasured for years to come. This rosary is made of handmade natural mother of pearl beads and a handcarved mother of pearl cross.This antique rosary is more than a hundred years old so the beads are not as shiny as new beads, it is a characteristic of antique shell rosaries that cannot be replicated. My feeling about this old rosary is that it might have been a pilgrimage and personal rosary to the previous owner. Handmade carved mother of pearl crosses are most of the time associated with the Holy Land, to fulfill a promise to visit any of the ancient religious sites. One of the famous site in the Holy Land is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of which is said to be where our Lord Jesus was crucified. This rosary depicts the crucifixion of Jesus and my studies of rosaries points to the fact that these handmade carved shell items are made in the Holy Land, sometimes made in Palestine. This is an ideal rosary to become your personal rosary or your own pilgrimage rosary, it is perfect as a gift to a loved one. Antique and vintage rosaries are much more than simple beads and chains. Over the years, they have brought comfort and hope to those who prayed with them during good times as well as hard times. In short, these rosaries are a physical symbol of decades of trust, faith and hope. For this reason, we are happy to offer them to a renewed generation of faithful believers that will keep the blessings going and keep the faith alive. Please be sure to enlarge and zoom each image for a close up view of the detail and decoration and the condition and do not hesitate to send me a message if you have questions or would like additional images. I always guarantee everything that I sell to be as described.