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rosaries from the rosary workshop - RET series index
EARTH  TREASURES
semi - precious stones - from the deeps of the earth


RET.21415 - 'Wonderful Deeds III'
RET.21180 - 'Oil of the Lamp III'
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THE ROCKS CRY OUT
THE GLORY OF GOD
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Yet you have made them little less than a god,crowned them with glory and honor. 7  You have given them rule over the works of your hands ...
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INNER VOICE OF PRAISE
Why are we so drawn to rocks, semi and precious stones? Is is possible that we can hear the inner voice of praise given to their creator?  Do we hear with our eyes their beauty in this praise? Do we ask these stones to reveal themselves to us?
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PSALM 8:5-7
4  When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place 5  What are humans that you are mindful of them,mere mortals that you care for them? 6  Yet you have made them little less than a god,crowned them with glory and honor. 7  You have given them rule over the works of your hands ...
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Unearthing precious stones from the deeps of the earth, made by the hand of God, billions of years ago. Can we hear with our eyes the glory of their praise to their maker?
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BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD?
Think of it!  the semi precious stones used in these rosaries are billions of years old and were spoken into existence by the word of God! Rosaries made from these gemstones are often strung - or unstrung - in their natural form as chunks or chips, like the early desert fathers who kept them in a leather pouch! 
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But you will also see more elegant, faceted stones that reveal their individual and inner beauty. Ever changing selection, most are limited editions, when gone, unable to replace. Our annual trips to the International Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson reveal new discoveries yearly we cannot resist.
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... nature and grace ...
'There is no difference between nature and grace.  It is all one sweet splendor' Father Pablo Straub  (EWTN)

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ROSARY:  RET.21415  - (Impression Jasper mix)
a rare find - all natural
WONDERFUL DEEDS III - RET.21415

naatural jasper mix / matte jet antique - AVE BEADS: a rare find.  These beads are natural hardened mix of jasper fragments found on the bottom of the sea, residue. Image has been darkened to bring out natural colors. PATER BEAD: Textured jet black with a matte finish. Part of our vintage/antique collection - limited and unable tor replace . Each capped with antiqued metals capp 

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ROSARY- RET.2811 - click for details
REJOICING THE HEART IV - RET.2811
Black Lava / Picture Jasper -
AVE BEADS: Natural lava beads with a matte finish give way to the PATER BEADS: Picture Jasper of this design is very hard to find. Lightened to show the lava better.  Pater beads are a darker, richer brown and a perfect choice for either women or men who prefer a more natural but beautiful design.Paters are pebble smooth to the praying hand. (almost gone, check for availability)

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ROSARY - RET.21334 - click for more details
BLESS IT'S MAKER V - RET.21333, RET.21334
carved horn / silver leafed jasper -
AVE BEADS:  These silver leafed jasper are some of the nicest we have seen.  Each decade is variegated from dark to light PATER BEADS: The hand carved horn is capped with antiqued filigrees.  We have simplified the overall design for those who prefer a more tailored look.  This is the fifth generation of this rosary as sold out of all others. See both designs in series.

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ROSARY-RET.21231 (Sweeter than Honey II)
a rare beauty
SWEETER THAN HONEY IV - RET.21231
flat orange red garnet / variegated 8 window:
AVE BEADS:  9mm Aves are a swirled mix of dusty rose, creams, mosses and other colors in a translucent sea of glass. Each one different, no two alike. They are called '8 window beads' and design comes from an old glass bead mold. A rare compliment to the Pater beads PATER BEADS:  Rare and beautiful Garnet stones created by the word of God, mined and faceted by the hand of man. To hold them one would believe they were formed to hold prayers of the heart and mind. 

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RET.21116 - 'Foundation of the Wall V' click for info
2 stones found in theNew Jerusalem wall
FOUNDATION of the WALL  V - RET.21116

Jasper / Hand faceted TurquoiseAVE BEADS: Was especially captured by these beautiful Jasper beads,  Note each has a flat surface for the praying hand and each has a faceted edge to add to their beauty.  PATER BEADS: Turquoise and Jasper are both in the foundation of the New Jerusalem. Hand faceted Turquoise Paters are capped in antiqued filigrees and a touch of old coral glass beads.Unable to replace when gone.

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ROSARY - RET.2020 - click for details
new design
OIL  of  AARON  V - RET.2920 

Gold Baltic Amber / Coral Root  - AVE BEADS: Amber deposits of tree resin, over 20 million years old reformend into round beads.  Note the slight variation in color which confirms naturalness of each bead.  Amber was  sought for healing powers making it popular sunce before the Crusades (see history below).  PATER BEADS: Dyed coral root capped with carved bone and antiqued metals.

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ROSARY - 'Take Courage' - click for details
inspired by the words of Jesus to us all 
TAKE COURAGE III - RET.2730

'watermellon'tourmaline slabs / sea green gemcuts: - AVE BEADS:   faceted sea 'watery' green 'gemcuts' (CZ)   each a slightly different shade giving them a sense of life to the eye.  Reminded us of the Sea of Galilee.  The Gray granite ends - of the rocky shoreline. PATER BEADS: rare watermelon Tourmaline slabs - very beautiful - no two alike,  Appear delicate but are rocks and very tough. Hard to photo as light flashes off of the tiny crystals so we had to subdue this one a bit. Unable to replace at this price. 

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ROSARY - LEA.2840 - click for details
very, very limited, unable to replace
FOUNTAIN of  SALVATION  V - RET.2840

Deep Blue Lapiz - AVE BEADS:  8 mm beads in deep shades of Lapiz blue stones , almost pure in color, rare and very hard to find.  PATER BLEADS: Design of these filigree beads has hardly changed for over 1000 years when introduced to the rosarymakin guilds.  Inspiring the period of filigree rosaries in the 1700s. Faceted silver filigree beads with bronze caps to add richness and dimension to the rosary.

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ROSARY - RET.2850 - click for details
now available again - first offered in 1996
WORDS of my MOUTH  V - RET.21650 

Deep Purple Amethyst / Carnelian: AVE BEADS:  8mm Deep purple amethyst beads were found for use in this rosary. each faceted to bring out their beauty, especially when held in the hand so natural light plays through the stones.   PATER BEADS:  Rare Cinnabar, hand carved delights the eye and the praying hand. Note the antiqued metal filigree caps framing each end of each bead.  Image has been lighteded to give amethyst a better depth. Unable to replace when gone ... NOTE: Todays Cinnabar used in Jewelry / Rosaries  does not contain any toxic materials as has been replaced by a resin based polymer lacquer similar in color and look.   

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ROSARY: RET.2914 - click for details
Basha beads, rare and unrepeatable
GOD'S GLORY REVEALED 1V - RET.2914
Lampwork Paters / Obsidian:  AVE BEADS:  natural jet black 8mm or 10mm lava beads. Choice available on Cart. (image lightened to show richness of Pater Bead)  PATER BEADS Look like a fragment of ancient glass, unearthed in some archival Greco/Roman dig. Individually hand made 'Lampwork beads by 'Bash'. No two ever alike.  Every move shows a different color. It is like trying to hold a living rainbow as each turn of the bead captures a new color embedded in the glass. To hold one is to be locked in its beauty as the colors dance. 

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ROSARY - 2513 - click for details
(av white bronze)
very limited, not to be replaced
PREPARE  the WAY  III - RET.2513
Amethyst
- (8mm) round natural amethyst shows variations in each bead creating a bvery special string of beads as each one is just a little bit different, no two alike - we love this varigation more than the perfectly matched colors. 

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ROSARY - RET.21115 - click for details
available again - very hard to find
SPLENDOR of  JERUSALEM IV - RET.21115 
Rhyolite / Faceted Crystal -
(moss) - a rare stone made from Igneous Rock forged by fire - cooled from a molten state (as hot as 2192°F).  It comes from volcanic action. Each faceted bead contains an ancient history and mystery! Paters are Faceted Swarovski Crystal framed in antiqued filigrees - read more 

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ROSARY - RET.21117 - click for details

very, very limited, unable to replace
ANCIENT  of   DAYS V - RET.21117
hand faceted amethyst / crazy laced agate -
It is hard to believe semi precious stones and rocks are millions of years old, but when you hold this rosary in your hands, it becomes a reality - the rosary appears to have been unearthed from centuries past! See the Crackle Purple Agate too!

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ROSARY - RET.2018 - click for details
very, very limited, may not be able to replace
ST PATRICK'S BLESSING V - RET.21418, 

Green Connemara Marble  - AVE BEADS: Natural 8 mm Connemara marble. Deep, rich tones of natural green - very rare high end quality PATER BEADS: Hand carved exotic wood, framed with antiqued metal filigree caps. 

Ancient Marbles only found in Ireland, mined for contemporary use in Architecture, Jewelry and Rosaries for years. Found in Ireland - the most beautiful we have found yet. 

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very, very limited, may not be able to replace
 CHRIST BE WITH ME - RET.21410 

Green Connemara Marble  - AVE BEADS: Natural 8 mm high end exotic wood PATER BEADS: Oval  Connemara Marble framed in antiqued filigree metal caps with 3 dark brown spacers to remind us of his love for the trinity.

Ancient Marbles only found in Ireland, mined for contemporary use in Architecture, Jewelry and Rosaries for years. Found in Ireland - the most beautiful we have found yet. 

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Terese the 'Little Flower' 
JUST FOR TODAY IV - RET.21342
Jasper Rosebuds / brown aventurine -
AVE BEADS: We were delighted to find this brown aventurine as it reminded us of the heavenly earth that held the roses of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux before she sent them earthward. Aventurine is usually green but the brown is colored with pyrite. PATER BEADS: each rosebud is hand cut and is two sided. Jasper is one of the stones used in the breastplate of Aaron and found in the walls of the 'New Jerusalem'. 

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ROSARY - RET.2819 - click for details
limited
WINGS of  DAWN  V- RET.21519

topaz fp / golden agate quartz  - AVE BEADS: hand pressed vintage from Gablonz (1930s) faceted topaz hard to see unless held up to the light reflecting the sky at dawn. very limited  PATER BEADS: faceted golden agates each framed with antiqued filigree caps.

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ROSARY - RET.2720 - click for details
Larger, finer Ave beads
TESTED BY FIRE IV - RET.21520
Peruvian Opal -
AVE BEADS: each bead carries that inner fire only given to Opal by it's Maker - a true find. PATER BEADS: are handcarved wood. A beautiful compliment to the Opal beads.

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ROSARY - RET.2770 - click for details
very limited - unable to replace
SHADOW of MY HAND III - RET.21270
Chrysolite / hand faceted tq / opal -
AVE BEADS:a rare and beautiful find, hand cut from 'Serpentinite' in the cornerless cube design.  PATER BEADS: are a rare mix of host Turquoise with a matrix of opal.   It is a large rosary but calls one to pray and feels calming to the hand. Read more.

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rare mix enriched with antiqued filigree
OIL of the LAMP III - RET.21180
Faceted Golden Smoky Quartz / Swarovsky Crystal -
Swarovski Crystal from Austria in a rich Colorado Topaz,  mix beatifully with the Faceted Golden Smoky Quartz. Note the rare metals used on this series, cast from antique pieces 

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GOOD EARTH VI 

Red Creek Jasper & Jasper Tulips)  AVE BEADS: Quite incredible to realize these 8 mm Ave beads are carved Jasper tulips. No two alike. These have the little faceted beads on the top of each tulip to give a dew like drop of sparkle.  PATER BEADS: Poppy Jasper, no two alike, each like a natural landscape painted by the creator himself! Each framed with an antiqued filigree cap to complete the flat oval Pater. 

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