The feel of the beads in a rosary is very important to praying the special prayer. This rosary is designed and handcrafted here in the USA, with genuine turquoise nuggets, which not only look beautiful, but perhaps help you to "feel" the rosary more as you whisper the words. The sterling silver center and crucifix are antique-reproductions, and the beads are linked together on all sterling wire as well. (Ships separately from other items in your order.) From the CRA Collection. The turquoise nuggets do vary in size and shape but are all relatively in the same size range which is approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.