A sterling silver rosary is often gifted as an heirloom devotional. Many of these high-value rosaries are given as gifts for very special occasions such as a baptism, birthday, anniversary or Mother's day.
The smaller bead sterling sivler beads such as a 3mm are gifted as a baptismal keepsake.
Many men and women will use their fine sterling rosaries on special occasions such as Lent and Christmas.
As with all sterling silver, you may be required to polish the beads from time to time.