This woman's gemstone bronze rosary is made with 49 strands of stainless steel, nylon-coated flexible wire. The Aves are 8mm Mookaite Jasper beads. The Paters are 10mm oval Mookaite Jasper, capped with antique brass Victorian bead caps. Mookaite Jasper is named for the location it comes from: Mooka Creek in Australia. The stone comes in bold bright reds, pinks, oranges and creams. The 1 1/4 inch Mary with Lilies center (lilies are a symbol of virginity and purity) and 2 inch Lilies crucifix are solid bronze and are hand cast from antique pieces. One of a kind original creation.