#1 FRESHWATER CULTURED PEARL ROSARY
Rare handmade rosary
My favorite Pearl rosary!
Recommended as a womens rosary and June birthstone rosary
Third and Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary rosary
Bride's Wedding Rosary
Genuine 6-6.5mm Freshwater Cultured Pearls* round to near round, well matched in each grade with no rings or wrinkles and few surface blips, with 8mm Our Fathers enclosed by ornate handmade Bali Sterling Silver caps, with Fresh Water "button" Pearl accents. The 2 1/4" Deluxe Streamer crucifix and 7/8" Wreath Framed Miraculous center are satin finished sterling silver, with engraved highlights. (NOTE: The center shown is discontinued.it is replaced by replaced by the center on #12. All wire, chain and findings are also Sterling Silver. Pearls are a recognized birthstone for June and an appropriate gift for any woman. Deluxe crucifix/center sets below, #2, #4, and #19 are all interchangeable at the same price.
ALSO AVAILABLE: Hand cast heirloom crucifix and center shown below:
AAA grade 6-6.5mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver wire wrapped rosary
(excellent quality - very high luster)
shown in picture
AA+ grade 6-6.5mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver wire wrapped rosary
(very good quality- high luster )
AA grade 6-6.5mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver wire wrapped rosary
(good quality - medium luster)
same quality as shown on #2
*Cultured Pearls, both Freshwater and Saltwater, are Real Pearls.
Most Pearls sold by Fine Jewelers are Cultured Pearls.
They are grown under controled conditions inside of oysters and freshwater molusks.
The controled conditions produce more consistant size and shape pearls than
those grown by accident, by implanting a piece of shell wrapped in the tissue from another
oyster or mussel inside the oyster, which causes a pearl to grow around it.
See my article on Pearl & Gem Grading on the sidebar
Pewter rosary with 8mm glass pearls and traditional chain link construction with crucifix/center on #1 $53
Silver Plated wire wrapped rosary with Swarovski Crystal pearls and crucifix/center from #4 $153
Swarovski and Glass pearls are not real pearls, they are immitations made with a pearlized coating. Swarovski Crystal pearls are made by a process that makes them much more resistant to peeling than other types of glass immitation pearls.
You can tell the difference between a Real Pearl and an immitation by rubbing it on your teeth.
A Real Pearl will feel gritty. An immitation will feel smooth.