The Rosary Center symbol means “Under the protection of Mary”. 8mm Matte White stone Rosary. Our father beads are 8mm polished stone. Handmade is ethically in Southern California. Beads are natural stone. The natural stone varies in color, size, & texture. Rosary center & Crucifix are solid bronze and ethically handmade in Southern California as well. Rosary comes wrapped in a jewelry box.