Orange Sodalite Fish Copper 5-Decade Rosary
- 8mm natural orange sodalite beads
- 4mm Swarovski crystal
- Lampwork glass fish
- copper spacers and copper colored crucifix and centerpiece
- Full rosary: 22” (L)
- Includes a prayer card featuring the 20 mysteries of the rosary
Orange sodalite is a color variation of sodalite and has colors showcasing medium to deep blue-violet and dark orange shades accented with white, grey or brown. For a stone of frequent mistaken identity, sodalite is unimaginatively named for its sodium content. The more poetic "poor man's lapis" is a common nickname for this beautiful blue-and-white mineral. Sodalite and lapis lazuli can be easily mistaken for each other at first glance; however, lapis contains flecks of pyrite that make the two stones differ upon a closer look. The stone was known across the Americas before its official entry into Western mineralogy, however: around 2,600 BC, the Caral peoples traded for sodalite in what is now Peru, as did the residents of Tiwanaku in modern Bolivia.
Each rosary is handcrafted using the finest and strongest beading wire to ensure that your rosary will be an heirloom for many years to come. While sodalite is a tough stone (long-lasting and durable), it is not a hard one (can be scratched). It is sensitive to pressure, high temperatures and household cleaners. Avoid exposing sodalite to bleaches or sulfuric acid. Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cotton cloth.