EarthstoneCo

Select Quality Gemstone Beads

LA, California
7,782 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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STARTING A QUICK IDEA WITH A SIMPLE SIZE CODE: XS/ 2mm; S/ 3mm 4mm 6mm; M/ 8mm 10mm 12mm; L/ 14mm 16mm 18mm; XL/ 20mm & up. Besides that, there are always something in between, so, we have size codes like S-M/ M-L/ L-XL/, etc. Not just for a quick glance, but also for a thorough search. Try searching XL/ L/ M/ S/ XS/ ... (with slash), you'll quickly pull items of similar size together. However, everyone perceive SIZE differently, pay a little bit attention to the size description, so you won't be surprised by the actual SIZE or size of that beautiful beads seen in an untouchable picture.

HOW BIG THE HOLE SIZE IS? In general, bead hole size disclosed as "nominal" 1mm means it is drilled in 1.00 +/- 0.2mm for regular string. Smaller beads under 4mm may be drilled 0.5-0.8mm or even smaller. Larger beads above 8mm drilled 1.0-1.2mm. Without specific disclosure, most beads are most commonly drilled in "nominal" 1mm for regular string. Actual hole size of each bead may varies. Designers may have unique string ideas and want to know if any particular hole size will fit any particular string before purchasing beads. As a beads supplier, we understand designers' concern, but are NOT able to guarantee any of that. That area is a part of beading challenge left for designers to explore and experience. ALWAYS expect exceptions. We DO NOT guarantee the actual hole size to be precise and accurate. We DO NOT guarantee the drilling of every beads to be consistent and perfect. NO REFUND or REPLACEMENT for any loosen beads you don't like. Returning the entire strand in its original strung condition is the only way for a refund. Your understanding and acceptance is greatly appreciated.

HOW MANY PIECES in a typical 16" strand? Since all temporarily strung beads are sold by strand as it is, not by loose pieces, it's our policy NOT to actually count and guarantee how many pieces in any particular strand.
However, for estimating quantity needed, here is the Rule of Thumb:
Option 1 (by Calculating): 400 divided by beads size, e.g., 10mm, you get 400/10, about 40 pieces, in a 16" strand.
Option 2 (by Counting): Click the beads you want, find the picture showing a short section of beads stretched horizontally. The picture shows about 4" or 1/4 of a typical 16” strand. Count how many pieces and times 4 for a 16" strand. So, if counted 12, times 4, you can expect about 48 pieces in a 16" strand.
Both methods are just for a quick estimate, NO guarantee for accuracy. When estimating quantity needed, ALWAYS allow some pieces you don't like and won't use and ALWAYS add extra.

See FAQ (at the end of the page) for more general information regarding other topics.

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STARTING A QUICK IDEA WITH A SIMPLE SIZE CODE: XS/ 2mm; S/ 3mm 4mm 6mm; M/ 8mm 10mm 12mm; L/ 14mm 16mm 18mm; XL/ 20mm & up. Besides that, there are always something in between, so, we have size codes like S-M/ M-L/ L-XL/, etc. Not just for a quick glance, but also for a thorough search. Try searching XL/ L/ M/ S/ XS/ ... (with slash), you'll quickly pull items of similar size together. However, everyone perceive SIZE differently, pay a little bit attention to the size description, so you won't be surprised by the actual SIZE or size of that beautiful beads seen in an untouchable picture.

HOW BIG THE HOLE SIZE IS? In general, bead hole size disclosed as "nominal" 1mm means it is drilled in 1.00 +/- 0.2mm for regular string. Smaller beads under 4mm may be drilled 0.5-0.8mm or even smaller. Larger beads above 8mm drilled 1.0-1.2mm. Without specific disclosure, most beads are most commonly drilled in "nominal" 1mm for regular string. Actual hole size of each bead may varies. Designers may have unique string ideas and want to know if any particular hole size will fit any particular string before purchasing beads. As a beads supplier, we understand designers' concern, but are NOT able to guarantee any of that. That area is a part of beading challenge left for designers to explore and experience. ALWAYS expect exceptions. We DO NOT guarantee the actual hole size to be precise and accurate. We DO NOT guarantee the drilling of every beads to be consistent and perfect. NO REFUND or REPLACEMENT for any loosen beads you don't like. Returning the entire strand in its original strung condition is the only way for a refund. Your understanding and acceptance is greatly appreciated.

HOW MANY PIECES in a typical 16" strand? Since all temporarily strung beads are sold by strand as it is, not by loose pieces, it's our policy NOT to actually count and guarantee how many pieces in any particular strand.
However, for estimating quantity needed, here is the Rule of Thumb:
Option 1 (by Calculating): 400 divided by beads size, e.g., 10mm, you get 400/10, about 40 pieces, in a 16" strand.
Option 2 (by Counting): Click the beads you want, find the picture showing a short section of beads stretched horizontally. The picture shows about 4" or 1/4 of a typical 16” strand. Count how many pieces and times 4 for a 16" strand. So, if counted 12, times 4, you can expect about 48 pieces in a 16" strand.
Both methods are just for a quick estimate, NO guarantee for accuracy. When estimating quantity needed, ALWAYS allow some pieces you don't like and won't use and ALWAYS add extra.

See FAQ (at the end of the page) for more general information regarding other topics.

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Are your beads EXACTLY the same as that shown in the pictures?

NO, there is no picture that can 100% accurately show the actual appearance of merchandise. We are technically NOT able to guarantee the accuracy of picture presented in this shop.
However, without pictures, there will be no online shopping. You still can use our pictures as a reference to do your purchase. We, just like everybody else, are by no means able to send you the exactly same one shown in the picture.

Do you issue credit for "unusable" beads?

It is common to have some beads or pearls in a strand not suitable for your use for various reasons. We DO NOT guarantee every beads or pearls to be perfect for your specific use. We therefore DO NOT issue credit for those beads or pearls not suitable for your specific use.
Our price always reflects the general quality of the entire strand, not every single piece. Therefore, if the overall quality of the entire strand doesn't meet your expectation, you can return the entire strand in its original strung condition for a full refund. We do not accept any loosen or partial strand returns.

Our Policy About Exchange

No exchange on Etsy system. A return and a new order are considered two separate orders. Refund from a return can't be applied to a new order. There is no link between any two orders on Etsy system. Buyers are to pay the return and the new order shipping charges.

Disclaimer About Grading for Semiprecious Stones

Grading for semiprecious stones quality is an intuitive visual inspection routine for differentiating and pricing purpose only. There is no market standard grading system. It's meaningless to compare gradings by two different companies. Your own visual inspection and judgement is the best grading most suitable to your purchase.

Our Policy About Broken Pieces Refund

Seldom, but it happened, beads with fragile odd shapes might be broken in packaging and shipping. We are sorry if you got broken pieces in your package. We’ll refund proportionally the cost of broken pieces. Minor chips around the drill hole or edges and natural mineral cracks are not considered broken or damaged.
Returning an entire strand with broken pieces is considered a normal return. Buyers are responsible for the return shipping.

How Long is a Strand?

The length of a typical strand of temporarily strung beads or pearls is 16 inches.
However, when strung into a strand, not any size of beads can be strung up to exactly 16 inches. Sometimes a little bit longer, sometimes shorter. The 16 inches standard becomes flexible and getting shorter over the time. Now you can see length of 15.5", 15", 14" and 13", etc. They are all acceptable as a full strand. Another option is "half strand", usually available in 7", 7.5" or 8", etc.
The key point is that, no matter how long a strand actually is, the price is always for a strand as it is, rather than for any specific length. Length is never a pricing unit in beads trading. All length disclosure is for information only.