I choose AAA Aquamarine beads to make this very special rosary. It's so feminine and pretty. It's a particular favorite of mine. The color is a soft bluish green. The wire is strong (as always). It's Argentium Sterling silver which has a little higher silver content, but the best thing is that it doesn't tarnish. You can restore it to "like new" just by washing it with soap and water. The crucifix and center are regular sterling, but can be switched out to be all Argentium for no extra charge.