This chaplet contains 8 mm oval Turquoise gemstone beads on bronze wire. It features 7 mm solid bronze carved beads. Turquoise is a unique and ancient bead, and one of the first gemstones ever mined by the Egyptians. It was often buried with the dead. The chaplet is made using a specific wire-wrapping method, and each loop of bronze is double reinforced making it impossible for this chaplet to break! The centerpiece, crucifix, and all chaplet components are made of solid bronze. The centerpiece is a beautiful design with angel wings, and the crucifix is a uniquely designed piece, making this a one of a kind chaplet.