Blue Crazy Lace Agate has to be my favorite bead. I just love the color and the swirls of dark shades that run through this bead. Each gemstone is hand turned with thick 20 gauge solid brass wire. I pay close attention that the links are tight and with the thick wire it would be pretty hard to break this rosary. (I haven't known of a 20 gauge rosary to break) The chain that connects the decades are an even thicker soldered brass wire. Yes this is a heavy duty rosary. I have said a few rosaries on it myself, to break it in, and it is a wonderful prayer piece. It is currently for sale in my Graceful Rosaries shop...and I hope that the recipient of this rosary will treasure it for years to come.