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.
Rose Quartz Love and relaxation stone. It boosts love and affection. Its colour comes from the presence of titanium and manganese impurities. Usually it's found in massive quantities. Rose Quartz is the most relaxing mineral. It provides a great welfare and happiness. It's easy to get attached to this stone. It symbolizes feelings and sweetness. It helps expressing feelings and provides the carrier with self-confidence, strengthening personality. It is very helpful with emotional blockages, produced by bitterness and lack of confidence. The Egyptians regarded it as the Stone of Sacred Love. It is the ideal stone for strengthening love and healing emotional wounds and the pain of separations. When it is dark red it is also known as the Ruby of Transylvania.