(Shown: 'Rare religious medals pre 1800 - predating the 1500's when European explorers were discovering the Americas.
Franciscans and Dominicans brought items to evangelize the people of the new world.
Each medal is gathered from the other printable catalogues so you may have seen them before. Starting with May of this year: Some of our new Samsara Collection may be in Antiqued Brass instead of Bronze. Purpose of the ring: The ring would fit over and be transferred to eachof the 5 fingers to complete praying a full 5 decade rosary.
The purpose of this is to give you a better color in the finished product. Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. One of the questions that comes up all too often is, 'which center should I use with this cross?
Photographs of roughly half of the tools that are still in the collection are included here.
Information and notes on some of the tools are also included.
Many of these have been repaired and carefully restored before casting.
Replacing missing parts brings them back to life and give us the opportunity to offer you a more beautiful and useful work of art.
Some other tools, mainly from the USA, sent-in by viewers of this website are also included.Also see: suggestion for crucifixes and centers Rosary centers were rarely used in early rosaries: A Pater bead often became the merging point of the rosary loop before the pendant.We have added 3 rings to a few of our old medals for those who prefer a center.Some of our new Samsara Collection may be in Antiqued Brass instead of Bronze.The purpose of this is to give you a better color in the finished product.