Genuine malachite beads really stand out from the faux beads, and this rosary shows the gorgeous gem to its best advantage. The sterling silver Sacred Heart center and the Crucifix are both antique-reproduction pieces... the crucifix has perhaps an Eastern-European style, or "royal" look about it... which is only right for Christ our King. The malachite beads are smoothly polished to a nice 8mm size, and linked together on an all-sterling-silver wire. Hand-designed and -crafted in the USA. (Ships separately from other items in your order.) From the CRA Collection.