This beautiful vintage rosary is made of faceted crystal beads, cones for the Aves and round aurora borealis Paters, ending with an ornate sterling crucifix. The sterling centerpiece is equally detailed with the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the front and a smaller image of the Madonna holding the infant Jesus.
The rosary measures 23-1/8" from the tip of the crucifix to the back bead. The cross alone is 2-1/4" x 1-1/2". It is marked on the back with the silver content as is the centerpiece.
The chain sections and the wires that string the beads have been tested and they too are sterling.
The cone shaped beads look much like those made by Swarovski. They measure approx 8mm x 7mm.
Condition: some wear to the edges of the beads, the chains sections appear to be rhodium plated as they are quite shiny without my having polished them.