I use quite a few high-end ruby, emerald, sapphire, tourmaline,
coral, etc. (well-faceted) beads in my work, and I also resell them.
I’m currently seeking a new supplier (too much markup!), and I need
to find the/a manufacturer who can give me a really excellent
bargain. I’m willing to buy in LARGE quantity, I can do orders of
several thousand dollars, and I’m willing to import as well. However,
the prices must be really, really good–I know the market, and how
much I need to pay for them, so please do not waste my time if the
supplier you are thinking of cannot beat ebay’s prices. LOL
Sorry if I’m a bit blunt, but it’s annoying when websites/business
advertise as “wholesale” or “manufacturer” and are quite expensive
and cannot possibly be supplying to the trade. I dislike looking for
sources, so if you can provide me with the goods at an excellent (or
better yet, unbeatable!) price, then you will get a repeat customer.
I would really appreciate anyone’s help or info.