Each bead of this unique Italian-made rosary is a mini Miraculous Medal. The round beads are complimented by a beautiful Miraculous centerpiece and ornate crucifix. The crucifix, center, and large Our Father beads are all accented with durable blue enamel to add to its overall beauty.The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, commonly known as the Miraculous Medal, is a cherished Marian devotion. The Blessed Mother Mary manifested the medal to Sister (now Saint) Catherine Laboure in 1830, and asked her to have the medal struck. Since then, millions of medals have been used by people throughout the world. Countless miracles have been attributed to the medal. The rosary is silver oxidized and comes in a clear plastic case. When laid flat across a table, the rosary measures 23 inches from the end of the beads to the tip of the crucifix.