Stella Maris Crysoprase and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Created by Garden Path Rosaries™



Cruise into Spring and Summer with this beautiful necklace devoted to Our Queen and Mother!

Made with natural AAA grade Chrysoprase and Freshwater Banded Pearls. The fine jeweler’s brass components accentuate and add luxury to this artisan piece. An on-trend front center clasp with a Stella Maris religious pendant completes the look. 🔸I hand lacquered all the brass so you can enjoy your Summer without worrying about salt spray and having to polish your jewelry.

Avoid contact with perfume and hair sprays. Do not swim with your jewelry.


Gorgeous 10 mm natural AAA Crysoprase

11mm Freshwater Banded Pearls

23mm Solid yellow bronze (brass) Stella Maris hand cast (lost wax method) religious medal

Necklace is 20″ Matinee length with a 23mm pendant for total length of 21″

🔸All metal components have been hand lacquered to prevent patination





🔸Comes gift boxed 🔸Free shipping (USA only) 🔸Non-plated brass will form patina – Rosy® polishing cloth included


This Seafarer devotion dates back to the Mariners of the early medieval period who invoked Our Lady under the title of Stella Maris for protection at Sea and through the Storms of Life. A Garden Path Rosaries exclusive, I designed this necklace in beautiful AAA grade Crysoprase gemstone and natural banded freshwater pearl. An on-trend polished brass front closure, with a Stella Maris religious medal makes a bold statement of your Catholic faith yet remains fashionable to not feel out of place in today’s world. The Necklace is 20″ with a 1″ pendant drop. Perfect to wear with your Summer travel dresses or office attire.

On Devotion to the Star of the Sea, Stella Maris

From the writing of St. Bernard of Clairvaux

(In praise of the Virgin Mary, Hom II, 17: SCh 390, PP168-170)

Depend upon the star, call upon Mary.

Let us say a few words on this name, Stella Maris, which means star of the sea, and which is appropriately accorded to the Virgin Mother. Fittingly is she compared to the stars, since just as a star gives light without burning itself out, so the virgin gave birth to her son without stain to herself. As a star’s light does not lessen its own brightness so neither does the Son lessen the Virgin’s wholeness. She is therefore that noble star rising from Jacob which casts light over the whole world; whose splendor shines to the heavens and reaches down into the deep; which crosses the earth, warming spirits rather than bodies; fostering goodness and purging sins.

And so I say that she is that bright and distinguished star to be raised above this vast ocean, sparkling with merit, shining with character. Whoever you may be, grasp that, as this age runs its course, you are tossed on the waves by gales and storms more than you walk upon dry land; do not turn your eyes from the beam of this star if you do not wish to be swamped by the storm! If the winds of temptation engulf you, if you are running onto the rocks of adversity, depend upon the star, call upon Mary. If you are thrown about on the waves of pride or ambition, speaking ill of others or jealousy, depend upon the star, call upon Mary. If anger or greed or the cares of the flesh batter your soul’s boat, depend upon Mary. If you are unsettled by the hideousness of your sins, troubled by a bad conscience, terrified by the horror of the final judgment; if you are beginning to be dragged down into the pit of sadness, into the abyss of despair, reflect upon Mary. In danger; in distress, in doubt, reflect upon Mary, call upon Mary. Let her not leave your lips, let her not leave your heart and do not abandon your dealings with her if you wish to gain the object of your prayer.

Following her, you will not stray; praying to her, you will not despair; reflecting upon her, you will not go wrong. With her taking your hand, you will not fall down; with her protecting you, you will not fear; with her leading you, you will not grow weary; with her favor, you will accomplish; and thus you will learn for yourself how truly it is said: And the Virgin’s name was Mary.

But now, having pause for a moment, let us all who are passing through this life gaze upon the brightness of such a light. For in the words of the Apostle, It is good for us to be here, and it is pleasing to contemplate in silence what which many words fail to explain. In the meantime, while contemplating devotedly the shining star, the debate will be rekindled in what follows.

Ave Maris Stella
Hail, bright star of ocean,
God’s own Mother blest,
Ever sinless Virgin,
Gate of heavenly rest.

Taking that sweet Ave
Which from Gabriel came,
Peace confirm within us,
Changing Eva’s name.

Break the captives’ fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore.

Show thyself a Mother;
May the Word Divine,
Born for us thy Infant,
Hear our prayers through thine.

Virgin all excelling,
Mildest of the mild,
Freed from guilt, preserve us,
Pure and undefiled.

Keep our life all spotless,
Make our way secure,
Till we find in Jesus,
Joy forevermore.

Through the highest heaven
To the Almighty Three,
Father, Son and Spirit,
One same glory be. Amen.



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Message Garden Path Rosaries™

Quality Rosaries for Praying and Displaying!

Garden Path Rosaries™ carefully chooses every component to aid you in your prayer and meditation as if walking along a garden path deeply imbued with thoughts of the Triune God, His Angels and His Saints.

Inspired by my own prayer life and the search for God in every aspect of my life,

I began creating artisan rosaries and chaplets as a source of enhancing prayer beyond the rosary itself. Fulfilling those needs, the rosary became also a remembrance of the spiritual journey and specifically the present relationship and calling with Christ, His work, Our Lady, the Saints and their significance in my daily life. After having beads that gave personal meaning to my prayer life, I found myself going deeper into meditation with the very symbols the beads represented. In short, “looking at the beads” became a source of contemplation for me. I felt like others could benefit too, so I began creating rosaries inspired by my own prayer designs. I hope you enjoy praying them as much as I do!

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The handmade rosary and chaplet designs of this shop are contemplative in nature. Because these pieces are religious works of art, they can also be displayed in the home as a visual source for meditation.


With much love!! I put a lot of thought into my designs. The metal components are solid untreated raw brass, unless otherwise stated. The religious Catholic rosary medals are made in the USA by a small Catholic family-owned business. They are machine cast from a type of yellow brass known as “Low Brass” because of their copper to zinc ratio, giving these pieces the look of 14k gold. Sometimes the brass is referred to as Nu-Gold or Jeweler’s Brass. They are finely polished with modern machinery for a bright gold brilliance. Because gold prices have risen extensively over the years, this is a way to get the gold look without the expense. I include a Sunshine brand polishing cloth with every order to keep your rosary looking new.

About the Construction of these Rosaries and Chaplets: I only use the strongest 49 strand cable wire marketed as professional beading wire. I also use raw brass wire guardians at my connections to further protect from friction and eliminate any fraying on the cable wire where it joins to the crucifix and rosary center. I double crimp the cable wire for added security. The solid brass jump rings are hand made in the USA by a fine gentlemen and are cut in such a way that they “click and join” when brushed together at closing. I temper these jump rings which actually strengthens and hardens them – keeping them locked tight and secure. I build my rosaries this way for free movement, i.e. keeping the stress off the crimps for lasting quality.

About the Heirloom Quality: I seldom use any base metal plated parts or silver, bronze or gold tone finishes anywhere on my rosaries unless stated in the description. If I do, I choose the highest quality materials. With most of my designs, there are no finishes to be worn off from daily use on bead caps, crimps, spacers, rings, loops etc. The metal parts are all brass. The beads used for these rosaries are usually made from high grade gemstone, Czech art glass, fine Austrian crystal or genuine vintage finds.


AAA – Completely Transparent but may include very slight inclusions or impurities upon closer inspection; Consistent coloring where applicable; uniform size

AA – Translucent but may include very slight inclusions or impurities upon closer inspection; Consistent coloring where applicable; uniform size

A – Completely Opaque without fissure layers; Consistent patterns and coloring; uniform size

B – Opaque or opaque and crystalline mix or translucent or translucent mix will have inclusions and impurities; Non consistent patterns and coloring; sizing is consistent but not uniform

C – Opaque with rough spots, fissures, inconsistent color patterns; noticeable nonuniform sizing – usually not suited for rosary making, must be carefully inspected.


I include a Sunshine brand polishing cloth to be used on the raw brass components. The beads themselves can be wiped with a damp cloth then thoroughly dried. When hand cast bronze pieces are used or lacquered brass, they can be wiped with a damp cloth then thoroughly dried as well.


Monday through Saturday. I do not ship, design, or answer emails & messages on Sundays

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Privacy Policy

I do not collect, sell or store your data. Your mailing address and email are used for shipping purposes or to contact you concerning your order or replying to your direct messages in my Peter's Square mailbox only. At Garden Path Rosaries Shop, I never see your credit card number or method of payment as your transactions are all made on the Peter's Square Marketplace platform.

Terms and Conditions

Custom orders require a $45.00 non refundable deposit to secure the cost of beading materials and final production of your handcrafted rosary or Catholic jewelry. This amount will be deducted from your total purchase price and the balance must be paid in full prior to your order being shipped.

The metal parts on my items are made with unsealed brass (except the Catholic religious or rosary medals, which have been hand lacquered to protect from patination). Untreated brass will quickly develop a patina, but can easily be polished with Collinite No.850 Metal Wax or the impregnated anti-tarnish Sunshine Cloth® included with your order.

Unfortunately, I cannot authenticate the gemstones I purchase from my suppliers. I rely solely on their discriminating expertise that the stones they are supplying me with are genuine. I describe them to you as they have been described to me.

Because gemstones and glass beads are prone to breakage when dropped on hard surfaces such as concrete, gravel, tile, asphalt etc. I offer no guarantees from breakage or misuse. No rosary is completely unbreakable, but some types of construction will last longer than others. Cable strung rosaries are highly rated for durability.

I recommend to always carry your rosary on your person in a case, either in a breast pocket, handbag, backpack etc when not in prayer. Around the neck or in the pocket of your favorite blue jeans without a case are not safe places for carrying any rosary. When not in use your rosary can be draped over a holy picture, hung on a wall or displayed out in the open for contemplating.

All of my products arrive gift-boxed with a satin ribbon tied bow.

Chaplets include a prayer brochure with instructions for ease of praying.

Shipping Policy

• Free shipping within the USA
• For international orders please message me and I will email you a PayPal invoice that will automatically take care of the currency exchange rate for you and your ability to purchase from me directly. You don't need a PayPal account to place an international order. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS NOT FREE OF CHARGE. You will also be responsible for all VAT and surcharges incurred by your country or postal service for purchasing from the USA
• All items are shipped with additional 3rd party insurance which covers shipping only. If your item arrives damaged, photographic images of damaged packaging, box and item/s are necessary to file a claim. *Do not throw these items away if you would like me to file a claim. Packages damaged or lost during transit and or non-delivery are covered. Packages that are scanned as "delivered" are not covered. A package that has been stolen from your porch or mailbox is not covered under shipping insurance and it would be best to report the stolen package to your local police department.

*As per third party insurance policies: All packaging material and damaged goods must be kept in the original form as received. Packaging and damaged goods should not be disposed of, released to the shipping carrier, or returned to the seller before a claim is completed. Failure to comply will result in the denial of the claim.

Return Policy

Because I design and handcraft all my items, all sales are final. I do not offer returns as I am a small shop and most of my artisan pieces are one-of-a-kind. I seldom make 2 or more of anything. You will not find my items anywhere else. With that being said, if a problem does arise, please contact me immediately and I will do my best to remedy the situation for you.

Shipping costs

Shipping from United States (US)
Within United States (US) Free
Stella Maris Crysoprase and Freshwater Pearl Necklace