Incorporate graceful style into your prayers with this beautiful rosary. Crafted with mother-of-pearl beads, the rosary features an elaborate 2.4" crystal cross. A metal Madonna medallion tops the short strand. Treat yourself or someone special to this unforgettable gift. Made in Slovenia.
Found on the shells of mollusks such as mussels and oysters, mother-of-pearl comes in a variety of shapes and colors depending on the type of animal and their environment. Mother-of-pearl's shiny quality has attracted attention for thousands of years. Found in jewelry and home decor as far back as 618 A.D., it is a common art material even today. Mother-of-pearl pieces must be thick enough to withstand being worked upon and be of high enough quality to beautifully reflect colors of the rainbow.
Arrives in a velveteen hinged box for easy gift giving. Measures 22-1/2"L. Made of crystal and mother-of-pearl. For indoor use only.
Fine crystal should be hand washed separately in warm soapy water, rinsed thoroughly and dried with a lint-free cloth. We do not recommend using a dishwasher to clean your crystal as it can dull and damage the surface. Avoid pouring iced liquids or very hot water into crystal as extreme temperatures can crack or break your crystal. The finely made rims are the most fragile part of your crystal. Do not turn upside down while drying or storing.
Barrel Clasp: Used on most rope chains to make the chain more secure. The barrel clasp looks like part of the chain and twists to get a pendant on and off.
Lobster Claw Clasp: As a traditional clasp style found in bracelets and necklaces, the lobster claw is generally reserved for heavier styles that may need added strength. The closure's shape is more oblong, similar to a teardrop shape, and is controlled by a tip that opens and closes the spring in the clasp. This type is also considered a more expensive finding that can add to the overall value of the jewelry piece.
Magnetic Clasp: The popularity of the magnetic clasp has greatly increased in recent years. It is a quick and easy way to secure jewelry while not having to fuss with a tiny clasp, which can be difficult if you have long fingernails, arthritic hands or other mobility challenges. A magnetic clasp relies on a strong internal magnet that works to pull both ends of the clasp together. In most cases, a magnetic clasp is used for light to medium weight jewelry pieces that do not put excessive stress on the magnet.
S-Clasp: An S-shaped piece of metal that connects a chain by hooking metal rings on each end of the S-shape.
Slide Insert Clasp: This type of clasp is exactly as it sounds. With a box-like shape that is hollow on the inside, the wearer will slide the nearly-flat tab into the box until it clicks, indicating a secure closure. On some jewelry, a slide insert clasp will be accompanied by a side safety catch, which adds strength and security to the clasp. Although this type of clasp is found on both bracelets and necklaces, it is particularly popular on bracelet styles. These types of clasps are often reserved for more expensive jewelry.
Spring Ring Clasp: One of the most common closure types, the spring ring clasp is typically used for light to medium weight bracelets or necklaces. It is round in its design and features a small tip which controls the opening and closing of the spring. The circle then closes around another smaller loop or link at the other end of the strand.
Toggle Clasp: A toggle clasp is a narrow piece of metal, usually designed in the shape of a bar, which is then pushed through a circular ring to act as a fastener. Unlike the lobster claw or spring ring clasps, a toggle clasp is not controlled by a spring. The pretty design is less secure than other closure types, but is usually meant to be a big part of the design and is meant to "show". The clasp is an attractive way to secure a chunkier link bracelet or necklace.
The length of a necklace or chain you buy depends upon a number of factors, including what you will be wearing with it and your neck size.
To measure your neck, wrap a soft, flexible tape measure around the base of your neck. This is the same measurement used for collar sizes in men's shirts. A good rule of thumb is to buy a necklace or chain a minimum of two sizes up from your neck measurement. Thus, a man with a 17" neck would want to skip the 18" size and get a 20" size to ensure a comfortable fit.
Appropriate women's necklace lengths are more dependent upon the style than neck measurement. Knowing your basic neck measurement, though, will help you decide what length will work best with your outfit and create the look you are after.
Mother-of-pearl is found on the shells of mollusks, such as mussels and oysters, and the shells of pseudopods, such as snails. When the young of these creatures come into the world, they create a shell "house" in order to preserve their existence. The walls of this housing are formed with layers of their secretions, ensuring a simultaneous growth of house and creature together.
Depending on the type of animal and the environment in which it lives, secretions create various shapes and colors found on the different types of mother-of-pearl. White mother-of-pearl comes from pearl-bearing oysters. It features high reflective properties and is one of the most commonly used types of this material. Iridescent mother-of-pearl is a type in which the colors of pink and green are predominant, while variegated mother-of-pearl is a multicolored type. Stone mother-of-pearl is white with a low reflective power, while mat mother-of-pearl is dull grey and also has a low reflective power.
The shiny quality of mother-of-pearl has attracted attention for thousands of years. The Louvre Museum features mother-of-pearl objects that belonged to the Sumerians and were found in Mesopotamia. In China, a dish with geometric-shaped pieces of mother-of-pearl was found that belonged to the Tang Dynasty in 618-906 A.D. Mother-of-pearl work was also common in ancient Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Today, different types of mother-of-pearl are commonly used in the art world. This type of art is certainly a challenge, for in order for them to be made into works of art, the mother-of-pearl pieces must be thick enough to withstand being worked upon and be of high enough quality to beautifully reflect colors of the rainbow.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
A name synonymous with elegance and luxury, Waterford was founded in 1783 by George and William Penrose in the ancient Viking city of Waterford. From the start, the principle that has guided the company for more than 200 years is simple: handcraft crystal "as fine as any in Europe...in the most elegant style."
The Penrose family knew the secret to mixing just the right minerals and glass to produce crystal with beautiful and mysterious qualities. When tapped, it sang sweetly. When touched, it felt warm and soft. The magnificent pieces crafted in Waterford's early period set the standards now recognized as the hallmarks of Waterford Crystal.
Today, Waterford is the world's top producer of fine crystal, and continues to be the brand of choice for the most elegant of table settings and luxury lifestyle accoutrement.
The Classic Collection
Bring centuries of tradition into your home with Waterford Crystal - a luxurious collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items from one of Europe’s most iconic brands. Handcrafted in Europe using high-quality crystal, each Waterford piece will add elegance and prestige to your home.
Marquis by Waterford
Discover attainable luxuries from Marquis by Waterford - an exquisite collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items for your home. Built upon centuries of tradition, Waterford’s most affordable collection contains designs crafted from crystal and Crystalline, a premium glass construction offering the same weight and clarity of lead crystal.
House of Waterford
Add a breathtaking, ageless elegance to any room with Waterford’s premier collection - House of Waterford. Built upon centuries of tradition, House of Waterford offers meticulously and superbly crafted fine crystal from Ireland. Every piece in the collection exudes exquisite quality and a luxurious aesthetic reminiscent of the designs admired in the most renowned museums.ABOUT THE GUESTS
Tom Brennan - Waterford Crystal Spokesperson & Master Artisan
Tom Brennan was born to be a Waterford artisan. Like his father, he was raised in Waterford City, Ireland where he dreamed of continuing his family’s legacy of fine crystal craftsmanship. Beginning with a simple apprenticeship in 1986, Tom moved through the ranks to become both master artisan and brand ambassador.
Jorge Perez - Entertaining and Lifestyle ExpertCelebrity spokesperson and arbiter of style, Jorge Perez is a renowned Cuban-American fashion designer and luxury tabletop lifestyle expert.
A wedding industry tour-du-force, Jorge has spent many years adding his sparkle to Waterford events around the United States and Canada. His distinctive experience has landed him on many well-known television shows where he happily shares his passion for the brand’s fine crystal.
Jorge has been a Waterford guest on EVINE Live for the past 7 years demonstrating how easy it is entertain with sparkle and style.