Job's Tears rosary, five decade rosary, Catholic rosary, stainless steel, Amethyst beads, Our Lady of Guadalupe center, detailed crucifix


This silver-toned five-decade rosary is done in Job's Tears and Amethyst beads and features a large Our Lady of Guadalupe center connector and a gorgeous, detailed, well-made crucifix.

The beads are wired on Stainless steel eye pins. The jump rings are bright aluminum. The center and crucifix are silver-toned plated metal.

The decade beads are made of Job's Tears seed. These seeds are irregular in shape and in color. They are mostly off-white and gray.
More info on Job's tears, the history of them, and how to take care of them will be added below.

The Father beads are 10mm dark purple Amethyst beads.

The beads are hand-wired using stainless steel eye pins.

This is not a store-bought rosary chain.

The center connector is a large silver-toned metal Our Lady of Guadalupe center.

The crucifix is large, well-made, and detailed.
It measures 56x34mm.
25.4mm is about 1 inch.

This rosary is 23 1/2 inches long from the center top to the bottom of the crucifix.

If you would prefer a plain cross instead of a crucifix, please let me know and I will swap it out for you.

Your rosary will come in a small organza bag for safe storage.



Job's tears, scientific name Coix lacryma-jobi, also known as adlay or adlay millet, is a tall grain-bearing perennial tropical plant of the grass family. It is native to Southeast Asia but elsewhere is cultivated in gardens as an annual. It has been naturalized in the southern United States and the New World tropics. In its native environment, it is grown in higher areas where rice and corn do not grow well. Other common names include coixseed, tear grass and Yi Yi. Job's tears are also commonly sold as Chinese pearl barley in Asian supermarkets, although they are not closely related to barley.

There are two main varieties of the species, one wild and one cultivated. The wild variety, Coix lacryma-jobi var. lacryma-jobi, has hard-shelled pseudocarps—very hard, pearly white, oval structures used as beads for making rosaries, necklaces, and other objects. The cultivated variety Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen is harvested as a cereal crop, has a soft shell, and is used medicinally in parts of Asia.

Some say that Job's Tears sprang up from the tears of the biblical character Job.

In both the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, the beads of Job's Tears are called "corn beads" or "Cherokee corn beads" and have been used for personal adornment since at least the time of the United Cherokee Republic. A common folk story is that the corn beads sprang up along the path during the 1838 forced march of many Cherokees to Oklahoma from their southeastern North American homelands by the U.S. military.

An alternate name, used by Catholic rosary makers is "Mary's Tears."

There are many cultures that use this seed as food or drink, and many that use them for medicinal purposes.
I am not allowed to talk about the health benefits or metaphysical properties of Job's Tears. But there is much info to be found on the web by Googling them.

Here are a few links to get you started:

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