This rosary is made in the Roman Catholic style with five decades of ten beads. The decade beads are 8 mm blue aventurine stone beads. The larger beads are 10 mm black obsidian stone beads. The connector, the crucifix, and the small (3 mm) round beads are silver plated metal beads with small (3 mm) black obsidian beads as accents. The entire rosary is strung on 49-strand wire with a nylon coating.
The connector and crucifix are antiqued silver plated and the connector is a Miraculous Medal, also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception. The crucifix is 35 mm tall, and the full rosary is approximately 19 inches long when fully stretched out.
Blue aventurine beads are made from natural stone and therefore contain natural color variations from bead to bead, but they range from navy blue to a light country blue in hue. Aventurine also contains small inclusions of shiny fuchsite, a mica material, that gives the stone a glistening effect.
Read important information about the care of your rosary at Caring for your prayer beads.
This item comes in a gift box.
Although I have done my best to photograph the color of this item accurately, please allow for variations in monitor settings and for the fact that the photo is taken under high powered lights.