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Authentic Rosary Olive Wood Beads from Bethlehem (14x10mm)

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  • Beads measure approximately 14 x 10mm
  • You will receive a full strand measuring approximately 26" long
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Olive trees are well known as a source of fruit and oil, but what many people aren't aware is that the wood itself is among the hardiest of all fruit trees. Its fine, closed pore finish and resistance to fungi, disease and fire makes it a versatile wood for kitchen utensils, such as the mortar and pestle, yet also for jewelry craft – namely Olive Wood Beads (also known as "Bethlehem Rosary Beads"). The beautiful contrasting blond and brown of the curled grain, coupled with its durability makes olive wood particularly ideal for Rosary Beads, many of which are produced by co-operatives in the ancient city of Bethlehem - presently located within the Palestinian Autonomy in Israel.

Skilled artisans have been producing Olive Wood Beads from the ancient fruit-bearing trees in Bethlehem for over 2,000 years. Most are made by Orthodox families who have developed their knowledge of the ancient wood turning techniques from previous generations. Olive Wood Beads are produced in a wide range of different sizes, however they are almost always oval or spherical in shape owing to their use in traditional Rosaries. Cherry wood beads are often used as 'prayer markers', dividing sections of the beads in accordance with the number of prayers and decades included. Whilst the production of Olive Wood Rosaries is still a thriving industry in Bethlehem, many of the strands exported are very old. Crafters often incorporate antique beads from other broken strands that can sometimes be over a Century old!

Up for sale is an authentic strand of Bethlehem olive wood beads that are not quite old, but beautiful nonetheless!

Bead Size 14 x 10mm diameter
Strand Length 26"
Number of Beads 48 (approximation)
Found In Middle East
Material Wood
Color Brown
Shape Oval
SKU WOD-OVL-BRN-112
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$4.00
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Canada
$9.00
flat rate per order
International
$10 - $15
flat rate per order
All orders over $99 receive FREE EXPEDITED SHIPPING shipping within the USA.
Orders placed before 3:00PM Pacific Standard Time typically ship on the same day. If the order is placed on a weekend or holiday, it will generally be shipped the next business day.

Rush Delivery

Facing a tight deadline? In a rush to get your beads? Great news: we offer a full line of shipping options including FedEx, UPS, and DHL shipping. Please place your order then contact us to discuss you specific needs. We will be happy to assist you with a shipping quote, the balance of which may be paid following your initial order.

Worry-Free Return Policy

Our #1 priority is your satisfaction! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with any item in your order, please notify us within 30 days of receiving your item(s) to qualify for our worry-free returns. Upon receiving your returned item(s), you will receive your choice of refund or store credit for the full cost of the product(s). Please note that upon approval, all returns must be shipped via USPS and must arrive in their original condition.

Problem with your order?

If your order is missing any item(s), please notify us via email within three business days of delivery.

If your order tracking shows as delivered but has not arrived, please notify us within three business days for appropriate investigation and recourse. We cannot be held responsible in cases in which we are not notified in a timely manner.

Non-USA buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
Here are 5 great reasons to buy from us:

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you're unhappy for any reason, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Returns are easy. Contact us within 30 days of delivery for an RMA. Upon receipt of your item(s) in original condition, you will receive a full refund on any product(s) returned.

Ordering from The Bead Chest is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.
Over 50,000 happy customers and counting! Don't believe us? Google our name and you'll see thousands of positive reviews all around the web! We live to make you happy :)
Buy direct and save! Unlike many other vendors, we work directly with the artisans whenever possible. This not only ensures ethical sourcing efforts, but also passes the best price on to you!

Olive trees are well known as a source of fruit and oil, but what many people aren't aware is that the wood itself is among the hardiest of all fruit trees. Its fine, closed pore finish and resistance to fungi, disease and fire makes it a versatile wood for kitchen utensils, such as the mortar and pestle, yet also for jewelry craft – namely Olive Wood Beads (also known as "Bethlehem Rosary Beads"). The beautiful contrasting blond and brown of the curled grain, coupled with its durability makes olive wood particularly ideal for Rosary Beads, many of which are produced by co-operatives in the ancient city of Bethlehem - presently located within the Palestinian Autonomy in Israel.

Skilled artisans have been producing Olive Wood Beads from the ancient fruit-bearing trees in Bethlehem for over 2,000 years. Most are made by Orthodox families who have developed their knowledge of the ancient wood turning techniques from previous generations. Olive Wood Beads are produced in a wide range of different sizes, however they are almost always oval or spherical in shape owing to their use in traditional Rosaries. Cherry wood beads are often used as 'prayer markers', dividing sections of the beads in accordance with the number of prayers and decades included. Whilst the production of Olive Wood Rosaries is still a thriving industry in Bethlehem, many of the strands exported are very old. Crafters often incorporate antique beads from other broken strands that can sometimes be over a Century old!

Up for sale is an authentic strand of Bethlehem olive wood beads that are not quite old, but beautiful nonetheless!

Bead Size 14 x 10mm diameter
Strand Length 26"
Number of Beads 48 (approximation)
Found In Middle East
Material Wood
Color Brown
Shape Oval
SKU WOD-OVL-BRN-112
Shipping
This Item Ships to   
Delivery

Estimated between  and

When you choose "Expedited Shipping" at checkout
Pay shipping on your first item, and all additional items in our store ship free of charge!
USA
$4.00
flat rate per order
Canada
$9.00
flat rate per order
International
$10 - $15
flat rate per order
All orders over $99 receive FREE EXPEDITED SHIPPING shipping within the USA.
Orders placed before 3:00PM Pacific Standard Time typically ship on the same day. If the order is placed on a weekend or holiday, it will generally be shipped the next business day.

Rush Delivery

Facing a tight deadline? In a rush to get your beads? Great news: we offer a full line of shipping options including FedEx, UPS, and DHL shipping. Please place your order then contact us to discuss you specific needs. We will be happy to assist you with a shipping quote, the balance of which may be paid following your initial order.

Worry-Free Return Policy

Our #1 priority is your satisfaction! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with any item in your order, please notify us within 30 days of receiving your item(s) to qualify for our worry-free returns. Upon receiving your returned item(s), you will receive your choice of refund or store credit for the full cost of the product(s). Please note that upon approval, all returns must be shipped via USPS and must arrive in their original condition.

Problem with your order?

If your order is missing any item(s), please notify us via email within three business days of delivery.

If your order tracking shows as delivered but has not arrived, please notify us within three business days for appropriate investigation and recourse. We cannot be held responsible in cases in which we are not notified in a timely manner.

Non-USA buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
Here are 5 great reasons to buy from us:

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you're unhappy for any reason, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Returns are easy. Contact us within 30 days of delivery for an RMA. Upon receipt of your item(s) in original condition, you will receive a full refund on any product(s) returned.

Ordering from The Bead Chest is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.
Over 50,000 happy customers and counting! Don't believe us? Google our name and you'll see thousands of positive reviews all around the web! We live to make you happy :)
Buy direct and save! Unlike many other vendors, we work directly with the artisans whenever possible. This not only ensures ethical sourcing efforts, but also passes the best price on to you!

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Authentic Rosary Olive Wood Beads from Bethlehem (14x10mm)

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