Guaranteed Craftsmanship


We take pride in the quality of our work. Our prayer beads are guaranteed for a year against wire breakage. If under normal use the wire should break within that time, we will repair your prayer beads without cost to you. In actuality, with reasonable care, and under normal use, our prayer beads can be expected to hold together for ages — decades.

 

High Quality Materials


We use only the finest quality jewelers' cable to string our beads: the strong and very supple cable produced by the Soft Flex company. For most pieces, we choose cable made of 49 strands of steel covered with nylon, which has a 26 pound test strength, and we double-crimp each end for security.

To make chained prayer beads, we usually use solid bronze wire, and the technique known as wire-wrapping. That is, we wrap each end of each wire back around itself a couple of times. This method ensures that the links of the chain can't open up and come unhooked.

Our metal pieces — the crucifixes, crosses, centers and medals — are, for the most part, solid bronze or solid sterling silver: Vintage and antique pieces, collected one by one here and there, are each cast by hand, to produce pieces that resemble the originals in every detail — where the originals are worn smooth by use and by time, or carry an old inscription, so it is with the pieces that are cast from them. We're also always on the alert for extraordinary new designs — lately we've found several contemporary artists who are producing beautiful work, in sterling and bronze, and also in fine, lead-free, jewelers' pewter. And, once in a while, we find a one-of-a kind piece that we incorporate into a unique set of prayer beads.


Made in the USA


Our rosaries and prayer beads are made in the USA. Our metal parts, cable, wire, rings, and crimps are made in the USA. The beads come from all over the world — from every continent but Antarctica — through merchants in the USA.