String of beads used to recite the Holy Rosary (from the Latin word “rosarium” meaning “of roses”), the traditional Catholic prayer commemorating the twenty "mysteries" of the life of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, reciting one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Gloria after each one. It apparently comes from the Muslim tasbih, introduced to Europe by the Crusaders, which in turn has Indian origin. A papal bull by Pope Pius V, written in 1596, states that it was Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, who introduced the rosary in the Christian world in the year 1221.
Also called Sun Stone. Aventurine The name Aventurine is derived from Italian "Ventura", meaning luck. It is attributed the capability of absorbing negative energies. It is recommended for those suffering from stress, nerves or lack of energy caused by illness or working in excess. It is a stone that provides balance between mind and body. It is recommended to people who are afraid of committing uncontrolled acts. Aventurine reinforces leadership and determination; it promotes compassion and empathy, as it strengthens perseverance. Also, it is highly appreciated to counteract geopathic stress. Carrying aventurine protects us against electromagnetic radiation, absorbing it. In the ancient times it was used in sorcery, and in the healing of spiritual or physical wounds.