Rosary and Product Information

  • Are the Rosaries Blessed?

    Are Rugged Rosaries® already blessed? No. If you wish to have your rosary blessed, you will have to get that done after you receive it. We do not believe that a blessed item should be sold as profits should not be made on a sacramental item. Also, when we receive a returned rosary, we will not r...
  • Can I Wear the Rosary?

    Can I wear my rosary around my neck? We do not make our rosaries to be worn, however, we know many of our customers do wear them. Almost all of our 5 decade rosaries can be worn. If the style is too small to fit over your head, we will tell you that in the description of the rosary. Some men hav...
  • 8-Way Power Packed Devotional Medallion Information

    As Catholics, our devotion to the Saints, Mary, and Jesus are very important and this one necklace embodies it all in one beautiful cruciform pendant. Read on for information about all the depictions on this one medallion (Or just click HERE to go to the purchase page). Our 8-Way Scapular Medal ...
  • About WWI Battle Beads Combat Rosaries

    For the Soldier of God! For customers that are looking for a smaller, more portable, more traditional rosary that is still strong, rugged, and masculine,  HERE IT IS!  The WWI Battle Beads® are the closest replica you can buy of the original vintage 1916 WWI service combat rosar...
  • Rosary Refresh / Repair / Restring

    Did that new puppy chew up your rosary?  Is your 5-year-old Rugged Rosary a little dingy?  Do you want to add a special medallion to your rosary? We can refresh, repair, or restring it for you.  (Note: If you purchased less than 90 days ago, you may exchange or return for refund as wel...
  • American and Italian Made vs. Chinese Copies

    Why Rugged Rosaries uses the Italian Devotional Medals and Crucifixes  First, a little about the Catholic products industry. There are basically 2 sources for the majority of devotional medals and crucifixes needed by the rosary business. One is Italy and the other is China. Yes,...
  • Measurements of Rugged Rosaries

    ** This page is due to be updated soon** The sizes of the rosaries we sell vary depending on the type of beads or build. Most of the rosaries are larger than average, or more weighty or "hefty" due to the ruggedness. Also, most rosaries can be worn but if they are too small we will state so in t...
  • Features of Rugged Rosaries

    Thank you to our thousands of customers who have made Rugged Rosaries their trusted source for rugged handmade rosaries since 2012. Paracord Rosaries We started out making paracord Rosaries for military friends.  With that in mind, the Rosaries have features that make them stron...
  • Are the Rosaries Hypoallergenic

    If you are one of 23% of Americans that have some type of allergy, this information is for you! Rosaries are made out of many different materials and Rugged Rosaries are no different. If you have an allergy to metals, then we absolutely have some options for you. The wooden rosary beads contain...
  • Are Rugged Rosaries Waterproof?

    Is my rosary waterproof? In a word, yes.  If your rosary gets wet, we recommend that you dry it off as much as you can with a towel, then let it dry in a cool dark spot. If your rosary is submerged in water, it is best to let it dry in a cool environment to prevent minor shrinkage.  Heated wet ...
  • Comparison of Rugged Rosaries vs. Chinese Copies

    Because we want you to have the very best rosary, we want to show you how to spot the Chinese "copies". These Chinese copies are being sold in a few Catholic stores, but mainly you will find them on Ebay or Amazon. Watch out for these telltale signs of poor quality: 1.  Mispellings o...
  • Photo Galleries

    The links below will take you to pages that show samples of different types of Rugged Rosaries. Samples of Pocket Rosaries Samples of All Knotted Rosaries Samples of Big Rosaries - 10-15-20 Decades Samples of 5-Decade Rosaries Samples of 7 Sorrows Rosaries Samples of Prayer Ropes, Chotki, J...
  • The Meaning of Skulls on Rosaries

    The Memento Mori Skull Rosary  We sometimes get questions on the meaning of rosaries with skulls. Is it sacrilegious or is it anti-Catholic? Surprisingly, it’s quite opposite to that. The skull bead on a rosary is meant to provide a focus for contemplating one’s mortality. A memento mori...
  • The Saint Benedict Medal

    The St. Benedict Medal Many of the products you see at Rugged Rosaries feature the St. Benedict Medal. This medal is one of the most famous and powerful symbols of the Catholic faith, but what does it stand for and what do all those symbols mean? Here we will explain the medal and also give ...
  • What is Paracord?

    What is paracord? Paracord is nylon parachute cord. It was first used to hold the parachutes of paratroopers in WWII.  It's a nylon cord that has been used in the military for general utility applications since the 1940's.  It's made of an outer woven sheath (in many color choices) and 7 in...
  • What is the Tiny Melted Spot on one of the Knots?

    There is a tiny melted spot on the side of one of the knots on my rosary. What is that? Because parachute cord gets its strength and color designs from multiple strands of nylon, any cut end can fray. Therefore, we incorporate cut ends into knotted areas of the product and then singe the cut end...
  • Where Do You Get Your Beads?

    Where do you get your beads? This is the most common question we get asked.  Company policy does not allow us to publish the source of our beads, however, we can tell you that our beads are custom designed and manufactured exclusively for Rugged Rosaries® in our military-inspired colors. We orde...
  • Where Do You Get Your Crucifixes and Medals?

    Where do you get your Crucifixes and Medals? We try to offer a very good assortment of unique crucifixes along with a few more popular styles such as a Pardon Indulgence crucifix and St. Benedict crucifix. Most of our crucifixes are imported from Italy but some also come from Germany, Isreal, an...
  • The Pardon Crucifix

    Click here for Printable Information about the Pardon Crucifix
  • Zamac Metal Alloy

    **What is Zamak?**The devotional medals and crucifixes on Rugged Rosaries products are sourced mainly in Italy, France, and Germany where a metal alloy called Zamac is used to create these lovely pieces. Chinese products will often be made of thinner, cheaper, alloys. We do not use Chinese medals...