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Source wanted for emerald beads


#1

Hi - I used to buy some rather nice emerald beads from Fire
Mountain, about $40 - 45/16" strand. They have apparently changed
sources, and the beads they have now are not well drilled, they
shrink in the middle. I need beads in close to that price range that
I can get a small headpin through. Anyone have any suggestions? I
have a special order that I can’t complete because I can’t find the
right emeralds!

Thanks in advance.
Beth in SC


#2

Hi Beth I can’t say for sure about emerald beads, but while in Tucson
I was looking for tanzanite and ruby beads. I found a US dealer
"American Raw Materials Mgt., Inc. They are located in Lilburn GA,
outside of Atlanta. Arun was very helpful to me in determining both
the quality and price I needed for my project. You can call
770-696-5321 or email them at indfor@ebeadshop.com Good luck.

Barb in Southern NH, where spring has started to spring but snow is
predicted for the weekend.

Barbara Smith McLaughlin - Handcrafted Jewelry
166 Portsmouth Ave
Stratham, NH 03885
603-772-2633
www.barbarasmithmclaughlin.com
bsm@barbarasmithmclaughlin.com


#3

Hi Beth, I didn’t see your original post about emeralds (sometimes it
seems that I don’t get the first post, just replies to a topic) but
I can vouch form ARMI. I have purchased from them at shows and at
their home and I haven’t dealt with Arun but have spoken to Rampal
several times. Give them a try, they have lots and lots of mdse.
and I’ll bet they have some emeralds stashed in the back room
somewhere. :slight_smile:


#4

Robert Bentley on W.47th Street in NY has wonderful emerald
beads–and wonderful stones in general.

Carolyn


#5

Just checked Robert Bentley’s web site and he does indeed have
emerald beads and lots of other goodies. His website is:
http://hwww.robertbentleygemstones.com.


#6

Robert Bentley is an excellent source for stones. He is honest and
has good quality merchandise.

Catherine Jewell