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I love the center of this rosary -- the King on one side of the shield, and the Queen on the other, with a tiny little crown at the top of the shield. The mother of God is called Queen because she is the mother of the King, as all mothers of kings are queens. Our Lord Jesus is undoubtedly our King, and carries many titles as such: in the bible He is King of the Jews, but He is Christ the King, King Eternal, King of Kings, and King of All Nations. As well, does his mother, Queen of Heaven, Queen of Angels, Queen of Peace, Queen of the Rosary.
This rosary is a small reminder of who should be King and Queen in our lives.
The Ave beads are 6mm round Tiger Iron, and they are a variety of hues, from red, to green, to dark metallic gray, with some gold as well. The Pater Noster beads are beautiful, 8mm, topaz Swarovski crystals, cradled in copper caps. The beads are wire-wrapped with 20 gauge vintage bronze wire, for a virtually unbreakable rosary.
The center and matching bronze crucifix are hand cast from solid bronze in the United States and they match the wire beautifully. The center and the crucifix are set apart from the other beads with 4mm bicone bronze Swarovski crystals.