ROS244 -A - $168 plus s/h
-B - $168
Paula says - "The chaplet (loop portion) of this turquoise rosary can slip over your head to wear as a necklace. Sterling silver crucifix, medal and beads interspersed with polished turquoise nuggets for the five decades of the chaplet."
Sterling silver medal, beads and crucifix.
What is a rosary?
A rosary is a string of knots or beads, designed as an aid to the memory, and, when used in religious exercises, providing a convenient method for counting the recitation of prayers or the repetition of the names and attributes of the Deity."
- From the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, ed. James Hastings, Volume X: Picts - Sacraments.
The Parts of a Rosary
The Chaplet is divided into five Decades with four Dividing Beads and a fifth one called the Medal, which may be of the same sort as the Divider Beads or a charm. The two ends of the Chaplet attach to the Medal.
Terminal: the short piece that connects the Crucifix to the chaplet.
The Medal or the Center: A bead or charm that connects the two ends of the Chaplet with the Terminal.
The Divider Beads: There are four larger or differently sized beads to separate the Decades.
The Five Decades: There are five sets of ten beads that comprise the Chaplet or loop of the rosary.
Pendant: Usually a Crucifix, which is a cross with a figure of Jesus upon it.