This wonderful rosary has beads that have luminous properties. Expose the rosary to light and the beads "charge" and glow when the lights are off. The rosary is perfect for a child or an elderly person for comfort. It can also provide a teaching moment that God is always with us. The pendant has a medal of the Holy Family and on the reverse is imprinted with "The family that prays together stays together." This is a longer rosary (30 inches) and has bigger beads for small hands or for fingers bent by the ravages of age. The cross is also made of fluorescent material with a white metal inset for the Christ Figure and INRI which are also metal, darkened with age.