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Bead/pearl sources?


#1

Hi all,
Forgive me if this info has been previously requested. I am looking
for any reccomended dealers/suppliers of gemstone beads,freshwater pearls
and cultured pearls. Anyone who might have a selection of unusual shapes
and sizes?
(I am in the U.S. by the way if that helps.)
I really appreciate your help! Thanks-
Carrie Nunes
@tnunes


#2

Taj on West 48th (I think) in midtown Manhattan have a big selection of
gemstone beads, not sure about pearls. Fire Mountain Gems (mail order)
have both beads and pearls, prices are very low.


#3

I am looking for any reccomended dealers/suppliers of gemstone
beads,freshwater pearls and cultured pearls. Anyone who might have a
selection of unusual shapes and sizes?

Here are two I like:

Taj Co.
42 West 48th St. Rm. 1002
NY,NY 10036
800-325-0825

EarthStone, Inc.
16 West 32nd St. 7th Fl.
NY,NY 10001
800-999-0478

I’ve never really checked the quality of the high end cultured pearls at
Taj, but I believe they do have them.

The best way to buy beads is at a local Int’l Gems and Jewelry Show. They
will be in Seatlle, WA and Overland Park, KS June 20 - 22, Portland, OR and
Houston, TX June 27-29, Timonium, MD and San Antonio, TX July 4-6, Antlanta,
GA July 11-13 and Marlborough, MA July 18-20.

Hope this helps.

Sharon