I made this rosary for a friend who gave it to her son, a Norbertine priest, ordained for 5 years. He and I used to sing together in our church choir, so it was quite an honor to be asked to make this for him. She did a great job of choosing all of the parts.
The beads are petrified wood though they feel like stone, very solid. The Hail Mary beads are 8mm. The Our Father beads are 10mm with tiny pearl beads and metal flowers as accents. These enhancements really make this rosary beautiful and unique. The sterling silver centerpiece says "Saint Norbert Pray For Us". I hung a number "5" from the centerpiece to commemorate his ordination anniversary. The crucifix, also sterling silver, is engraved "Brad 6/4/2021". Not only do I love the look of this rosary, but the feel is smooth and heavy. The bead material and sizes really give it a masculine aura.