The double chain on these popular rosaries not only result in a beautiful look, but also a strong construction. Made in Italy, this rosary has 6mm amethyst glass beads and comes in a clear gift box. This style of rosary is known by many names. Some call it "The Ladder Rosary" or "Jacob's Ladder Rosary" because the design looks like the rungs of a ladder. Some also attribute the name to visions by St. Dominic, St. Francis de Sales, and Jacob in the Old Testament of souls climbing to heaven. For the graces you receive by praying the rosary some call it "The Stairway to Heaven Rosary".
Novembersharon(Jacksonville, Florida, August 30, 2011)
I was very impressed with the quality and in particular the size. It is for a man and has a manly presence to it. The best point is; I wanted something that had some relation to St. Dominic as the gift is for a person receiving his "temporary promises" on his way to become a member of the Dominican Laity. The other great point was it is his birthstone, amethyst. Perfect!