EarthstoneCo

Select Quality Gemstone Beads

LA, California
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HOLE SIZE? Designers may want to know if beads hole size will fit a specific wire or thread before purchasing beads, unfortunately, there is NO production hole size info available. However, typical bead hole size is "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. Actual hole size always varies. We DO NOT guarantee the actual hole size to be exact as described. We DO NOT guarantee the drilling of every beads to be consistent and perfect. Chips around the hole is normal. 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.

HOW MANY BEADS in a typical 16" (400mm) strand? Since all temporarily strung beads are sold by strand as it is, not by loose beads, it's our policy NOT to actually count and guarantee how many beads 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" (400mm) 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.

BEADS SIZE CODES: 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.

NO ORDER MERGE: Etsy orders can't be altered or merged once submitted. Every order placed separately will be processed and shipped separately.

REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION will be accepted only by messaging us before we process your order.

RETURN POLICY: Please inspect your order as soon as you receive it. Request a RMA number for return within 3 days upon delivery. Return in the original labeled bags and original strung condition. Loose or partial strand return is not acceptable. Shipping is not refundable. Customer to pay return shipping.

See FAQ (at the end of the page) for more general information regarding other topics.
Please message us if you have any question.

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Last updated on Jan 18, 2022

Your acceptance of our announcements, policies, and FAQ is required for placing order.
Please READ MORE. Please do not place order if you disagree with our requirements.

SPEND $35+ to get FREE Standard Shipping via First Class Mail or equivalent. (U.S. Only)
SPEND $112+ to get 10% off and FREE Priority Shipping via Priority Mail or equivalent. (U.S. Only)

HOLE SIZE? Designers may want to know if beads hole size will fit a specific wire or thread before purchasing beads, unfortunately, there is NO production hole size info available. However, typical bead hole size is "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. Actual hole size always varies. We DO NOT guarantee the actual hole size to be exact as described. We DO NOT guarantee the drilling of every beads to be consistent and perfect. Chips around the hole is normal. 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.

HOW MANY BEADS in a typical 16" (400mm) strand? Since all temporarily strung beads are sold by strand as it is, not by loose beads, it's our policy NOT to actually count and guarantee how many beads 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" (400mm) 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.

BEADS SIZE CODES: 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.

NO ORDER MERGE: Etsy orders can't be altered or merged once submitted. Every order placed separately will be processed and shipped separately.

REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION will be accepted only by messaging us before we process your order.

RETURN POLICY: Please inspect your order as soon as you receive it. Request a RMA number for return within 3 days upon delivery. Return in the original labeled bags and original strung condition. Loose or partial strand return is not acceptable. Shipping is not refundable. Customer to pay return shipping.

See FAQ (at the end of the page) for more general information regarding other topics.
Please message us if you have any question.

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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?

NO. It is common to have some beads in a strand not suitable for a specific use for various reasons. We DO NOT guarantee every single beads to be perfect for any specific use. We therefore DO NOT issue credit for those beads not suitable for your specific use.
Our price always reflects the general quality of the entire strand, not every single bead. 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.

About Broken Beads

Rarely, but it happened, beads with fragile odd shapes might be broken in shipping. We’ll proportionally refund the cost of broken pieces. We do not send out any replacement beads or strand. Minor chips around the drill hole or edges and natural mineral cracks are not considered broken or damaged.

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.