NYC shopping

Hi All, Yeah, I’m going to NYC for Christmas! I will have one day to
go shopping, and I would like to buy semi-precious beads. Any
suggestions for must-hit shops? Thanks, Karin

Metalliferous’ “bead annex” (and their main store, as well).

Have fun and expect to spend at least an hour or two in there.

Karen Goeller
kgoeller at nolimitations dot com

Hi Karin -

At gem shows, I have had positive experiences and purchased good
quality semi-precious beads from Oriental Gemco in New York.

Hi Karin, METALLIFEROUS @ 34 W 46th St. has just opened a new wing
to their jewelry supply store that includes semiprecious stones.
Good prices and a fun store. When you pay, ask for Anthony. Tell him
that June sent you. I was his art teacher in elementary school. That
is my only connection to the store. Actually, I hope it doesn’t get
you thrown out.

Next on my list is Universal Stone @4 w.47th St. The booth is #108.
This fellow has painstakingly measured 100s of tiny stones for me to
make perfect matches in settings. He will work on the spot with you,
or for a big order will work on them over a day or so and ship.

I will be here during that week in December if you want to connect
with me for my info. Just reach me by email at

Have fun, June