Rosary of the New Millennium. Silver and rock crystal
Launched on Fátima’s 100th anniversary and the canonization of Pope John Paul II, the rosary of the New Millennium, in first-title silver and rock crystal, represents the four sets of mysteries commemorating the rosary’s new composition.
Beads in rock crystal, a particularly shiny natural stone, commemorate the luminous mysteries introduced by Pope John Paul in 2002.
(Rosarium Virginis Mariae apostolic letter, 16th Oct. 2002)
Our Fathers (between the medal)
Symbolize the passage to each of the four sets of mysteries comprising the entire rosary.
Angel’s wings: symbolize the annunciation of the angel, one of the five joyful mysteries.
Water: symbolizes the baptism of Jesus, one of the five luminous mysteries.
Crown of thorns: symbolizes the coronation with the crown of thorns, one of the five sorrowful mysteries.
Star: symbolizes the descent of the Holy Spirit, one of the five glorious mysteries.
Medal – Front
Crowned image of Our Lady of Fátima in the chapel of the apparitions.
Medal – Back
Coat of arms of Pope John Paul II.
*Image – José F. Thedim – 1920
*Crown – Leitão & Irmão – 1942
Our Father (between medal and cross) – The keys to heaven and earth.
«”…I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.» (Matthew 18:19)
Hail Holy Queen (before cross)
Pearls representing the eight half-arches with pearls of the queen’s crown of Our Lady of Fátima.
Inspired by the cross of the crosier of Pope John Paul II.
Hyaline quartz, commonly known as rock crystal, is a natural stone of particular luminosity used in jewellery-making since ancient times.
In this case, rock crystal’s unusual, one-of-a-kind luminosity commemorates the new cycle of mysteries introduced to the rosary by Pope John Paul II in 2002.
|Our Fathers, medal, Hail Holy Queen and cross|
|Weight in silver 925/1000||35g*|
|Weight in fine silver 999.9/1000||11g*|
|Hail Marys in rock crystal|
|53 beads sized Ø 8mm*. Weight of each bead||3,5ct*|
|Length: 60 cm *|
Medal: 22 x 26 mm *
Our Father: Ø 10 mm *
Hail Marys: Ø 8 mm *
Cross: 25 x 48 mm *
*Approximate weight and dimensions