I keep my eye open for nice rosaries, probably because I have a penchant for giving them away.
Years ago I encouraged a member of the old COL Forum on Compuserve to start a rosary making business. Her work was simply stunning. They were not only beautiful, they were stong enough that you could pull a trailer with them. She did, and eventually made a pretty good go of it. It is great to see someone do well with something so important as making beautiful – and above all strong – rosaries. Alas, she does not make rosaries these days and my source for wedding and ordination gifts is no longer available.
However, one of our frequent participants here at WDTPRS, Henry Edwards, clued me in to another makers of fine rosaries, made in a way similar to those I spoke of above. I received one recently. It comes from Immaculata Rosaries.
In a closer view, you see that at the connections the wire is wrapped around a couple times, which makes the whole thing far less likely to pull apart.
If you are interested in seeing more of these nice rosaries, check out Immaculata Rosaries.