This is a very unique rosary as the beads are not made from the usual materials found. After hours of studying this rosary under 10x magnification I have determined that the beads are metal which have been enameled. The enameling is in excellent condition and is smooth and soft. I'm not sure what kind of coating it is but it is not the typical enameling you normally find. This seems much more durable. It's almost like an industrial type. The beads are bicone shape and are all hand done as they have some variances to them. They are cool to the touch and have a distinctive sound when tapped with something else that is metal or glass. They are not glass. The enameling did not make it to the end of one of the beads when it was made and you can see the silver metal. The crucifix is ebony wood and signed FRANCE and the medal is also marked FRANCE on both sides. All of these marks are clearly visible and readable under 10x magnification. Ca 1930. It is in excellent condition with wear that is consistent for a piece this age which has been well taken care of. The crucifix measures 43mm long. Lovely piece of religious history and is ready to be treasured at its new home. This rosary would be appropriate for either a man or a woman.
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Please note... In a sincere effort to keep my prices as low as possible (which is so important these days) I am only gift boxing on request due to the high cost of the boxes and the added weight which increases mailing costs. Your item will be packaged professionally and securely as always, so no worries there. So please let me know if this is a gift & I will box & bow your item at no extra charge in one of my gift boxes with a slide off bow which allows you to easily view the item and then just slip the bow back on before you present it! I have received many compliments on my gift boxes! The ladies just love them!
Please keep in mind my pictures are highly magnified and show imperfections which are not visible to the naked eye. Please read my customer testimonials re: how much better the pieces look in person (mostly due to the fact that I am not a professional photographer and the extremely high level of magnification today's cameras provide.
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