By YEMISI SULEIMAN
In the 80s Madonna made the Rosary an overnight sensation, today celebrities such Beyonce, Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Kim Kardashian,, David Beckham, Wyclef, Nigeria’s Dbanj, D’Prince, Wande Coal, Questionmark artiste, Kevin Lucciano Gabriel, Psquare, Don Jazzy to name a few adorn such pieces.
This popular and traditional Catholic devotion which denotes the prayer beads used to count the series of prayers that make up the rosary, is not just a prayer tool anymore, but a fashion pearl.
Rocking the trend in Nigeria is Freda Edewor and Bacchus Night Club Owner Louise Priddy who recently launched their jewelery line KRISTOS.
The Exclusive Rocking Accessory/jewelry line comes with items that would serve for more than its aesthetic properties, but as a fashion statement, meditation, relaxation and a protection tool from negative energy. KRISTOS Jewelry is an exclusive luxury brand, generously designed and completed for beauty, functionality, durability and longevity.
These original pieces of jewelry are all one of a kind and feature beads made of Black Onyx, Pearls, Clear Gem stones, Gold and Diamonds, accented by an 18k Gold/Black onyx cross featuring an18k rose gold peace sign.
According to Freda, The word “Kristos” is derived from the Russian word “Anointed”. “It means Good luck, Love & Peace and how apt this is in regards to our first design and best seller line the distinctive ROSARY design.”
As if the pure beauty of the jewelry itself is not enough, the stones that make up each design, also promote human strengths, desires, aspirations, protection and spirituality. It expresses yourself and/or your faith with style.