New Rosary Part Listing & Labeling

Hi Everyone!

Recently I was made aware of some confusion about the labeling of my Italian rosary parts.  For years the information I’ve had came directly from the manufacturers or my suppliers, but now I see that for those who specialize in jewelry and not rosaries, the labeling can be a bit confusing.

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Here are the basics.  Most Italian rosary parts are made from zamak which is a mix of metals including zinc, aluminum, magnesium and copper, but the exact recipe can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.  For example, two of my suppliers have mentioned including small amounts of silver either as a “flash” plating or as a part of their general recipe. It seems like every manufacturer does something different and I’ve never paid to have any of my parts tested to see for sure who is doing what. 🙂

The one thing I know for sure is that NONE of my Italian rosary parts are plated with sterling silver or 14k gold.  Those precious metals are very, very expensive and would raise the cost substantially.  Affordability, durability and variety are what make Italian rosary parts so popular, but sterling silver or 14K gold they are not.

This recent confusion is why I’ve decided to change the wording in my store from silver plate and gold plate (for Italian parts), to silver and gold toned base metal.  The parts you’ve loved for years are still the same.  It’s just the labeling that is changing.

In the 17 years I’ve been in business I’ve never had this issue come up before, but I think it’s a good idea to make the changes in order to avoid any other confusion in the future. 🙂

As you know, I am currently in the process of retaking pictures, and doing other edits as part of the new store layout, so this change will be a part of that process. I’m not sure how long it will take, but hopefully in the next couple of months or so I can get the website updated.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. OK?

Thank you for your patience during all of this new website and update stuff!  It is truly appreciated!

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White Rhodium Lily Set Back In Stock!!

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note to let you all know that my white rhodium lily set that had been discontinued by the manufacturer is now back in stock.  I was able to negotiate a decent deal with them to make more for me.  YAY!!

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Miraculous/Our Lady of Grace Center

Check out this new Italian silver plate rosary center.  I love it because it is very similar to a sterling silver option that has been around for years.  Unfortunately the supplier I get these from can be flaky, so I may not be able to keep them in stock for long.  Come by and check them out while you can. ctr-mary statue

Changes To My Rose Centerpiece

Hey Everyone!

I hope all are well. 🙂  I wanted to give you all a heads up about my rose/Immaculate Heart centerpiece: http://www.rosarystuff.com/Rose-with-Immaculate-Mary-SP-34-in_p_537.html

My manufacturer has run out of the image we normally use for that center which means my new batch is a mix of the old and new.  The new image has a white background and the Immaculate Heart is much clearer than the old one. new-immaculate-heart-image2.jpg

For now I have both available in the same listing as before to make comparing the images easier, but in the future the new center will be moved to it’s own listing.  🙂  If my awesome customers decide they prefer the white image then I can make sure we use that one on all future orders. OK?  Otherwise, next time we will have him make more of the blue.

Take care and have a great week!!

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Clearance Prices Lowered!

Hey Everyone!

I just finished lowering the prices in my clearance section.  Once the gold plate parts are gone there won’t be any more for a while, so now is the time to buy!  Here are a few of the items now on sale!

 

Old Cancer Sets Leaving Soon!

Hi All,

Just a quick heads up to let you know that my old pewter cancer sets will be retired as of January.  If you want a few sets before they are gone, please let me know.  All left over stock I have will be donated to charity to make room for the new stuff coming. 🙂set-cancerpewtercreed_thumbnail