This is a beautiful rosary! The reproduction medals are from antique French and Spanish medals. The center is the auspice of Mary (under the protection of Mary). The weight is substantial and feels wonderful in your hands. The rosary is handmade with 20 gauge argentium silver wire and sterling silver chain, sterling silver bead caps and sterling silver rosary medals. The stones are 6.5mm apatite gemstones and 9mm freshwater pearls.