Why are your rosaries so expensive?
It all comes down to the difference between cost vs. value. My parents raised me with the idea that when you invest in quality, you only have to buy something once. So I use solid silver and bronze vintage replicas and wire; precious and semi-precious gemstone beads; gem-quality pearls; Swarovski crystal beads; and more. Oftentimes, the cost of my materials alone are as much or more than the retail prices of other rosaries.
Time-wise, it takes between 4-5 hours to complete one rosary, which includes the time to design the rosary as well. I make my rosaries using a very special method of wire wrapping called the Mantle Wrap. Inspired by Our Lady, it's that golden combination of beauty and strength. With each link requiring 12 slow, painstaking steps to complete, the actual construction time usually runs a solid 3 hours, often pushing into 4, but the results are absolutely worth it.
Why these materials? Why this amount of time and effort? I believe that the faith is the most precious thing that we can pass on to our children, and to their children's children: it's an unbreakable chain that connects us to each other, and to Heaven, forever. This is what a Miracoli rosary is all about.
Do you do custom rosaries?
Why does Gemology matter?
Good rosary design goes beyond aesthetics and symbolism. As a rosary maker creating heirloom sacramentals, I take seriously the need for understanding gem durability. For example, angelite is a really lovely shade of blue, and who can resist an angelite rosary? How I wish! Unfortunately, angelite is neither hard nor tough. It's very low on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, not much harder than a fingernail. It's also not water safe; get it wet and it turns to gypsum - the same stuff that drywall is made of. In contrast, jade has acceptable hardness, but it's incredibly tough, making it a great choice for an heirloom rosary. This is "Why Gemology".
Do you make strung rosaries?
My first rosaries back in 2007 were strung. So many talented artists are able to make such beautiful wonders with Flexiwire cable, but no matter how hard I tried or how much I practiced, I couldn't make the parts cooperate. My rosaries always twisted and stretched horribly. This great lack in my abilities was what moved me over to wire wrapping, and I haven't looked back.
What if I give a gift and the recipient doesn't like it?
That's no problem. Simply contact me within 14 days of delivery for Return Authorization. Your gift can be exchanged and applied to another rosary of equal or greater value. Returns are only available to the purchaser. Please see our Shop Policies for further details.
Do you ever donate to fundraisers?
I love fundraisers! Please see my Fundraiser page for details.
Can I use your photography?
Thank you for asking. My original images may be available to be licensed. Please contact me for further details.
How long have you been in business?
Miracoli Rosaries was founded on May 1, 2007, and has had two other names over the years. "Miracoli Beads" from May 2007 - October 2007 and "Rosary Bench" from January 2015 - November 2019, but it's been me (Jennifer) ever since Day 1.