Our Marian cherry wood rosary is made with 8 mm smooth polished rosewood beads. The center is a Miraculous Medal with an image of Our Lady on the front. It is made in Italy, silver oxidized and is about 1 inch. It begins with a Saint Benedict Crucifix imported from Italy.
These rosaries are crafted as a tool to use in praying the rosary, and are not suited in length to be worn as a necklace.
My seminarian son asked for this rosary for Christmas, and it's exactly what he wanted!
This is my second purchase from Journey Deeper. The wooden beads are smooth and a rich brown while the beads for the mysteries are a light brown and separated from the decade beads with rope knot. This is a good quality rosary which should stand up well to daily use. I really appreciate the quality that goes into these rosaries!
Thank you for making my Custom Rosary, Cecelia. I am so pleased the way it turned out.
Being a Carmelite the dark beads remind me of a Carmelite's habit while the lighter beads remind me of their mantle worn to prayer.