Matte Onyx Prayer Beads
These matte onyx prayer beads are unique and beautiful. The design is inspired by medieval paternoster prayer beads. They are handcrafted using matte onyx gemstones and silver-plated details including a stunning silver-plated pewter cross charm. In Latin the word “paternoster” translates to “Our Father.” Each bead is used to help one count prayers. The smaller beads are meant to represent a Psalm. Prayer beads ranged from 10, 50 or 150 beads in early medieval versions. A set of 10 beads were separated by a larger marker bead known as a gaud. This bead is meant to represent “The Lord’s Prayer.” The gemstone onyx a layered chalcedony and is historically referenced in many manuscripts and texts. It is believed to be a protection stone with attributes to strength, grounding, and wisdom. These prayer beads can be used for prayer or decoration. This piece is truly gorgeous and would make a lovely gift too.
Click HERE to learn a brief history of paternoster prayer beads.
- Silver-plated pewter
- Matte Onyx Gemstones
- Handcrafted Tassel Charm
- Approximately 9.5 inches long
- Carefully packaged in a beautiful jewelry gift box
PREVENT WEAR AND TEAR: To prevent wear and tear and to extend the life of your gemstone prayer beads follow the advice below.
- Do not bang, snag, yank or pull on your prayer beads.
- Do not use jewelry cleaner on your gemstone prayer beads only use a clean soft cloth to wipe beads.
- Do not use your gemstone prayer beads where you have applied lotion.
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