Freshness - Green Stone

Freshness - Green Stone


“…And for all this, nature is never spent;
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things.”

— Gerard Manley Hopkins, “God’s Grandeur”

The cross of this chaplet is cast from an ancient original piece, in solid bronze. A cross of the same interesting design can be seen today in the emblem of Patriarch Catholicos Karekin II, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

The large green prayer beads are stone — we think the stone is nephrite — in a shape that feels good in the hand. Among these are beads of solid brass. Green is the liturgical color associated with freshness — renewal, growth, life, and hope.

Cross: 1.25”
Prayer Beads: .5”
Length: 5.4”

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The connecting rings are all solid bronze. The chaplet is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers cable, compose of 49 strands of steel encased in nylon, with a test-strength of 26 pounds; each end is double-crimped for security.