The striking Ave beads in this rosary are 8mm black labradorite. As you can see from some of the photos many of these beads have a very nice "fire" or iridescence in bright light. Some of these beads have minor imperfections, but that only adds to the charm of this handmade rosary. Accenting the labradorite beads are the 12mm hematite Pater beads. These beads are cool to the touch and the metallic, almost liquid appearance gives a nice contrast to the labradorite. Genuine hematite is slightly magnetic. All of the beads have been wrapped in silver plated wire with a decorative swirl of wire going up the side. This wire has 99% fine silver plated onto copper.
The pewter center honors Our Mother of Sorrows. This is one of my favorite centers. The back of the center honors the Pieta. The pewter crucifix has a heart on the end of each arm of the cross and it goes very nicely with the center. This is a substantial rosary with a nice weight and feel. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my unbreakable, wire wrapped rosaries.