I made this beautiful keepsake rosary as a birthday gift for a friend of mine. She has 10 children, perfect to fill a decade of a rosary! When I gathered all of the beads, I was struck at the beautiful combination of colors, one of a kind for her family. The Aves are the birthstones/gemstones of her children in birth order. The Paters represent her and her husband’s birthstones. The centerpiece is an antique brass Miraculous Medal, and the St. Benedict cross hangs with a Saint Michael/Guardian Angel medal. The finished product is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures, in this case, truly do not do this one-of-a-kind rosary justice. Birthday blessings to you, GK!!