Because we want you to have the very best rosary, we want to show you how to spot the overseas mass-produced "copies". These knockoffs are being sold in a few Catholic stores, but mainly you will find them on Facebook, Ebay, or Amazon. Warning: There is a fraudulent seller on Facebook which we have reported more than 20 times. They illegally use the photos of our "Black Monk Rosary" to sell a very inferior, cheap, Chinese made rosary. The rosary you get will not look anything like the photos. It is easy to fall for this because they are using our copyrighted photos. See the differences in the photos below, but please always purchase only from Rugged Rosaries if you want the real thing!
1. Mispellings on the devotional medals and crucifixes.
2. Poor detail on the medals or crucifix.
3. "Gloppy" finishes and poorly constructed bead chain.
4. Weak loop connectors that pull apart.
5. Chinese paracord rosaries vs. Rugged Rosaries:
6. Bad return policies / no customer service.
GOOD NEWS! If you happened to purchase one of these poor quality rosaries and have had problems with it pulling apart, we will exchange it for one of our beautiful rosaries. Since these are copies of our products, we often get customers writing to us about their WWI Battle Beads Combat Rosary that pulled apart or had bad spellings. When we see their rosary, we recognize immediately that it is a copy and not one of ours, but we will still help you out with a new replacement from our company.
Why do we do this? Because it is a win/win. You get a better rosary, and we earn your trust and hope you will purchase your Catholic gear from us in the future.