Please see all the pictures some of which this beautiful piece being worn. The origins of the rosary are not fully known however in pre-Christian times strings of beads were definitely used in meditation and prayer. Also early Christian hermits, such as Paul of Thebes, had similar methods as they used to keep count of prayers using pebbles. 7 inches long will fit wrist size 6.5 inches approx.Items that we list as new will have no signs of wear. All of our pre-owned jewellery is professionally polished prior to us listing it and so the wear will be minimal if any whatsoever. We will always endeavour to fully describe this in our listings however sometimes there may be some imperfections as one would come to expect with used jewellery.