Veneration Rosary

venerationRosaries are a popular fashion accessory these days due to the unique style and specific design of the these prayer beads. Above and beyond – way beyond – the fashionista aspect of the rosary is the deep devotional, meditative and contemplative elements of the act of praying the rosary. Pope John Paul II placed the rosary and its associated devotions at the heart of Christian spiritual life and called it “among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation.”

The Veneration Rosary is a traditional five decade rosary. The long dangling sign of the cross is hand made from solid bronze. The warm, rich burnished gold color of the cross gives weight to your devotions and faith. The five Our Father beads are made from the same textured, beautiful bronze. The Hail Mary beads are lovely cognac-colored vintage Czech glass beads that have been individually wire wrapped together to create an enjoyable tactile experience while deep in thought and prayer.

The Veneration Rosary is 30” long with the cross hanging 6” from the central bead.

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Flappers and Philosophers Necklace

flappersphilosopherF. Scott Fitzgerald is an early 20th century American author whose works are considered to be the archetypal writings of the Jazz Age. Flappers and Philosophers is the first collection of short stories by this highly influential writer. In one of the stories, he captures a moment many of us can relate to:

“… you haven’t grasped me yet. My courage is faith – faith in the eternal resilience of me – that joy’ll come back, and hope and spontaneity. And I feel that till it does I’ve got to keep my lips shut and my chin high and my eyes wide – not necessarily any silly smiling. Oh, I’ve been through hell without a whine quite often – and the female hell is deadlier than the male.”

The Flappers and Philosophers Necklace is a testament to feminine strength and determination. Solid sterling silver beads with a delicate inky patina are connected to lengths of sterling silver chain. The raised pattern on the beads provides a subtle, soothing tactile sensation. Beautiful blue kyanite coins deliver brilliant splashes of color in this monochromatic palette. Twisted sterling silver with labradorite cabachons make up an ornate toggle clasp while labradorite inlaid caps create the intricate tassel top. Hanging from this is a series of swarovski crystal and sterling silver chain with sodalite teardrop terminals. This tassel element is a fluid, graceful component that creates a visually dynamic finale. The Flappers and Philosophers Necklace is 36” long with a 3” tassel.

Hold your head high and remember – you are spectacular.

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Queen of the Night Stackable

queenofthenightStackables are a mix and match collection of bracelets designed for today’s trendy look. Each bracelet has been carefully crafted to wear alone or stacked with complementary colors and motifs for a distinct, individualized style. The bracelets are comfortable and easy to wear as they stretch, slipping over your wrist.

Queen of the Night is mysterious and secretive. Jet black onyx conjures up visions of midnight meetings with persons of questionable or unsavory backgrounds. Sterling silver glitter balls are spellbinding and mesmerizing. A swarovski pave ball takes center stage like the crystal ball on a mystic’s table. The Queen of the Night is 7” in circumference.

Wear Queen of the NIght with any Stackable – it looks particularly good with the Masai Stackable.

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