TheCuriousGem

Gemstones, Beads, Silver and Gold Jewellery Findings

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 14305 Sales

TheCuriousGem

Gemstones, Beads, Silver and Gold Jewellery Findings

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 14305 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(5682)

Announcement   Showcasing a small selection of our range of finest quality gemstone beads. We also sell 14K gold filled, rose gold filled, gold vermeil and sterling silver findings. ** COUPON CODES: use the following codes to receive a discount: 5DISCOUNT - spend over £100 to receive a 5% discount, 10DISCOUNT - spend over £300 to receive a 10% discount, 15DISCOUNT - spend over £600 to receive a 15% discount, 20DISCOUNT - spend over £1000 to receive a 20% discount. **

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 15, 2017

Showcasing a small selection of our range of finest quality gemstone beads. We also sell 14K gold filled, rose gold filled, gold vermeil and sterling silver findings. ** COUPON CODES: use the following codes to receive a discount: 5DISCOUNT - spend over £100 to receive a 5% discount, 10DISCOUNT - spend over £300 to receive a 10% discount, 15DISCOUNT - spend over £600 to receive a 15% discount, 20DISCOUNT - spend over £1000 to receive a 20% discount. **

Victoria Brown

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Victoria Brown

Carnelian Round Cabochon Gemstone ~ Various Sizes
Carnelian Round Cabochon Gemstone ~ Various Sizes
$0.79
Citrine Bullet Cabochon Gemstone 5mm (CGX9711)
Citrine Bullet Cabochon Gemstone 5mm (CGX9711)
$9.75
Gold Vermeil Palm Tree Pendant 21mm (CG8851)
Gold Vermeil Palm Tree Pendant 21mm (CG8851)
$9.03
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Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5682)
Sole

Sole on Jun 20, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Just what I needed. Thanks.

Sole

Sole on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Ideal. Love this cord, perfect for tiny pearls stringing.

Sole

Sole on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Ideal. Love this cord, perfect for pearl stringing.

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About

From small acorns ...

The Curious Gem started from a small acorn ...

in 2007, working from her spare room and with £300 in her pocket, Victoria began sourcing top grade gemstone beads and selling them on eBay ... she loved her products and luckily so too did her customers. Business grew and grew and any money from sales was re-invested in stock.

At the same time Victoria was working in IT for a university - she loved the people but the work was, well, a little un-inspiring. She dreamt of self employment and decided to take the plunge in 2008, encouraged by a very supportive partner. Since then The Curious Gem has moved away from eBay to a very successful and busy website and has greatly expanded its product range - with an inventory of nearly 3000 products and customers from all round the globe. The focus has always been, and will also be, on quality of product - no compromises.

The Curious Gem continues to grow and now employs 5 members of staff based in offices in Edinburgh and each person strives to provide the best possible service they can.

Maybe not a mighty oak just yet, but we're getting there :)

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 15, 2017
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read our shop policies - please read them before making a purchase (there's nothing unusual in them but it's always best to know exactly what to expect). We are a UK company and have many happy customers - we'd really like to make your buying-experience with us as positive as possible so please do contact us if you have any questions or queries and we will do our best to help.

All the items listed on Etsy are sold as per the listing description - we are unable to reserve items, split strands or offer any other discounts other than those stated below.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept all major credit/debit cards, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Etsy gift cards.

The following DISCOUNT COUPONS are available:

5DISCOUNT - spend over £100 to receive a 5% discount,
10DISCOUNT - spend over £300 to receive a 10% discount
15DISCOUNT - spend over £600 to receive a 15% discount
20DISCOUNT - spend over £1000 to receive a 20% discount
Shipping
We aim to ship orders within one working day (Mon-Fri, excluding public holidays) of receiving payment. We offer flat rates for shipping and there is no extra charge for additional items purchased.

DOMESTIC (UK): shipping costs £1.95 and items are sent by first class post. If you require same day dispatch you can upgrade to Special Delivery £6.95 (you will need to place your order before 2pm).

EUROPEAN UNION & INTERNATIONAL: prices vary according to destination. Please click the "plus shipping" link under the item price and choose your country.

If you require insured/trackable/signed delivery then you can upgrade at checkout. We cannot send trackable parcels to a PO Box.
Refunds and Exchanges
We try very hard to accurately and honestly represent the items for sale, however, a full refund can be given (minus shipping charges) if you are not happy with your purchase. Items must be returned unused, strung as sold and in their original packaging within 14 days of receipt. Please could you convo us before returning any item so we know to expect them.

Items returned from overseas (non-EU countries) should clearly state "Returned Goods - Unsuitable" on the outside wrapper and a Customs Declaration form should be completed as failure to do so may incur UK Customs & Excise import duty which will be deducted from any refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
All our beads are described to the very best of our knowledge with respect to type, size, shape, colour and clarity. We use a set of digital calipers to measure the beads. In some cases the photographs may not show the exact beads that are for sale; however the photographs will always show beads which are very, very similar or virtually identical to those being sold. Due to their very nature natural stones will vary, some are more brittle than others and drill holes may vary too; for this reason we cannot guarantee that every bead is 100% perfect. We do not sell lab-created stones.

As a general rule of thumb a 26 gauge (0.4mm) or 28 gauge (0.3mm) wire will fit the beads we have for sale and we recommend you use dead soft wire. We are not responsible for beads broken through wrapping attempts - we know it is very frustrating when beads break but unfortunately this is an occupational hazard when working with delicate gemstones and wire.


Happy shopping
Victoria
Managing Director, The Curious Gem