In order to be in keeping with all the traditions, apparitions, and history surrounding it, does the rosary have to be of a specific design? I know when it comes down to it, all you need is a way of keeping track of the prayers but I want to know if the indulgences and sacramental nature of the rosary require, for instance, Mary to be on the centerpiece or the crucifix to have a corpus.
I don’t think it matters, as to whats on the centrepiece etc. But it should be practical. Take a look at the following links. You might find them useful.