TheRavenAndPearl

The Raven and Pearl Beadsmiths

Hellertown, Pennsylvania · 3765 Sales

TheRavenAndPearl

The Raven and Pearl Beadsmiths

Hellertown, Pennsylvania 3765 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   DO YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT? Gemstones from The Raven & Pearl Beadsmiths are different! Take a peek, if you don't see your dream stone just say "Pimp my Stone!" and we will customize something special just for you.

YOUR SOURCE FOR: small parcels of unusual precious gemstone elements such as wild-n-rugged cobbed natural skin stones, knapped & chiseled primitive stones, luxury faceted beads, fantasy cuts & more.

WHEN YOUR DESIGN DEMANDS THE BEST: We search the planet for the coolest materials, finest beads and VIGs (very important gems) available for your special occasion projects. Your beads are hand selected by a professional gemologist consultant who gives much consideration to quality of the material and perfection in pre-matching sets for YOU.

LOOKING FOR THAT CERTAIN "JE NE SAIS QUOI"? It is pride in craftsmanship that translates into prestige in possession. Our Select Stock is richly saturated with vibrant vivid color, precision cut & finely finished so you can expect the impression of indescribable refined luxury in your designs. Or you may choose Wild-n-Rugged elements that are bold and "avant-garde" to ensure your reputation as a trend setting designer.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: The representation of the material you are choosing from is subject to a strict code of conduct & honest disclosure as set forth by the FTC, AGTA & JVC. We are a verified "Safe Vendor" approved by gemaddicts.com. Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! S. N. Nellis, PG RG Gemologist Consultant.

YOU MAY EXPECT:
1. Tailored personal service to suit your every need including custom ultrasonic drilling & lapping services.
2. FREE gemological consulting services.
3. Gourmet gemstones at a price you can afford.
4. Up front associated costs.
5. Per carat or per gram price on fine stones.
6. Full professional disclosure.
7. Actual photos on fine stones / always un-enhanced.
8. Gem viewing Q&A in real time via Skype at your request.
9. Prompt processing of your order with e-mail updates.
10. Safe & secure boxed packaging on fine stones.
11. 100% return policy (including shipping).
12. VIP discounts & home previewing of parcels, on memo, at your request.

Passion is the genius of gems- let them ignite your imagination!™

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

DO YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT? Gemstones from The Raven & Pearl Beadsmiths are different! Take a peek, if you don't see your dream stone just say "Pimp my Stone!" and we will customize something special just for you.

YOUR SOURCE FOR: small parcels of unusual precious gemstone elements such as wild-n-rugged cobbed natural skin stones, knapped & chiseled primitive stones, luxury faceted beads, fantasy cuts & more.

WHEN YOUR DESIGN DEMANDS THE BEST: We search the planet for the coolest materials, finest beads and VIGs (very important gems) available for your special occasion projects. Your beads are hand selected by a professional gemologist consultant who gives much consideration to quality of the material and perfection in pre-matching sets for YOU.

LOOKING FOR THAT CERTAIN "JE NE SAIS QUOI"? It is pride in craftsmanship that translates into prestige in possession. Our Select Stock is richly saturated with vibrant vivid color, precision cut & finely finished so you can expect the impression of indescribable refined luxury in your designs. Or you may choose Wild-n-Rugged elements that are bold and "avant-garde" to ensure your reputation as a trend setting designer.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: The representation of the material you are choosing from is subject to a strict code of conduct & honest disclosure as set forth by the FTC, AGTA & JVC. We are a verified "Safe Vendor" approved by gemaddicts.com. Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! S. N. Nellis, PG RG Gemologist Consultant.

YOU MAY EXPECT:
1. Tailored personal service to suit your every need including custom ultrasonic drilling & lapping services.
2. FREE gemological consulting services.
3. Gourmet gemstones at a price you can afford.
4. Up front associated costs.
5. Per carat or per gram price on fine stones.
6. Full professional disclosure.
7. Actual photos on fine stones / always un-enhanced.
8. Gem viewing Q&A in real time via Skype at your request.
9. Prompt processing of your order with e-mail updates.
10. Safe & secure boxed packaging on fine stones.
11. 100% return policy (including shipping).
12. VIP discounts & home previewing of parcels, on memo, at your request.

Passion is the genius of gems- let them ignite your imagination!™

Suz Nellis

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About

Organized Chaos!

A lapidary looks chaotic because there are many tools needed to complete any one project. The good thing about the chaos is that it can be fairly contained in a small space.

I started the shop several years ago with $300.00 and a dream to have a sense of fulfillment in my life again. The shop grew quite fast as I poured my heart and soul into it.

I now have a well-equipped lapidary bursting with rocks and minerals of all sorts and I am bursting with all kinds of crazy ideas that I showcase on Etsy.

Take a photo tour to have a close peek at the chaos. There you will see some of the equipment needed. Here are the 10 (not so easy) steps involved in getting treasure to you.

1. The never-ending quest for new aquisitions. This is achieved via mining, digging, range hunting, trading, shopping, garage sales, estate sales, swapmeets, conventions, networking with "pickers", diving, snorkling and beachcombing.
2. Process the incoming treasure, count, weigh & record. Then I have to find nooks & crannys to store it where it can be found again.
3. Verify & Identify via the science of gemology. Knowing what the material consists of is important when cutting and finishing it because all the different minerals have different ways it needs to be handled and sold.
4. Cut & rough shape on an arbor. We use diamond saws and wheels to do this. Different blades and diamond grit wheels are needed for differing materials.
5. Exacting finishing is done on the flat lap. This involves more shaping and polishing. Sometimes this is done via a tumbler or a vibratory polishing unit or a series of both. Several types of compounds are used to achieve a perfect polish. Sometimes stuff is carved or beveled on a rotary unit using different shaped diamond burrs.
6. Holes are strategically drilled according to how a stone looks best and how it will hold up to the abuse. An ultrasonic drilling unit is the best choice for the job as it is less invasive than a standard rotary unit and it makes cleaner less visible holes.
7. Finished materials are sorted, weighed, strung, recorded, filed & photographed.
8. Time to showcase the little beauties on Etsy!
9. Now we have to find a safe place to store them until they sell.
10. Package the sold stones. Since gemstones are Mother Nature's treasured gift to us, I treat them like a treasure from beginning to end. I decorate their shipping box to reflect the creative process then when the box finally arrives at your house, there is no question that treasures are waiting inside for YOU!

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Shop members

  • Suz (motorcycle in back)

    Owner, Beadsmith

    I love turquoise! I collect older Southwest sterling and turquoise jewelry and my motorcycle is a turquoise color too!

  • Clem

    Driller

    Clem is my husband. He enjoys using the ultrasonic drilling unit a lot more than a rotary tool. There is far less loss involved and the work is cut in half.

  • DeDe

    Sorter & Stringer

    DeDe is an expert pearl knotter trained in hand tying on silk. She has a keen eye for sorting and grading which helps us to provide the best selections for you. If you need your heirloom pearls re-strung then convo her here.

  • Opal

    Fashion Trend Advisor & Materials Scout

    Opal has had a long career in upper management in the women's fashion industry. She has a keen eye for style and upcoming trends and helps us stay "fashion forward". Convo her here if you need consulting when designing your bead ensemble.

  • Miss Mini Pearl

    Mascot

    She is the "Pearl". I am the "Raven". She likes to lay around and wait to get tickled.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2016
YOUR SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. We stand by our product 100%, strive to be as accurate as possible in our written description and usually use actual photographs on individual items sold.

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
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
PayPal gladly accepted. Personal checks, money order &/or cashiers checks are subject to clear before shipments are made. All checks are made payable to Suzanne Nellis. 2715 Bethlehem Fields Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

I gladly accept holds, reserves, and layaway but please notify me promptly to let me know what to expect. Any unpaid orders will be cancelled within 24 hours if you do not contact me to make proper arrangements.
Shipping
You can expect safe arrival & will not be "left in the dark". Shipments are made via USPS First Class Mail and you will recieve e-mail confirmations so you can feel confident about your order. You many request Priority Mail shipping if you need your order quickly.

I strive to keep shipping as low as possible. Beads are boxed for safe arrival and sent as economically as possible. I will automatically refund overages amounting to more than $2.00. You may stockpile and request combined shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied for ANY REASON please e-mail at your earliest convenience. All products are guaranteed for a full refund with no re-stocking fees and no stipulations.

Your feedback is highly valued and appreciated but please be gracious and contact me to resolve any issues before leaving negative or neutral feedback.
Additional policies and FAQs
• Gemological support is graciously offered. Simply e-mail with your questions. Telephone consults are accepted and offered to valid customers.

• Anyone wishing to re-print intellectual property may simply ask permission and in most cases, permission is graciously granted.

• The representation of the material you are choosing from is subject to a strict code of conduct & honest disclosure as set forth by the FTC, AGTA, JVC & Gemaddicts.com. If you notice a discrepancy in any listing, KINDLY send a convo, remember I am human and it is possible to have made a simple error or omission in a listing. For more information on FTC guides on selling gemstones, see http://www2.ftc.gov/bcp/guides/jewel-gd.pdf

• Ultrasonic drilling services offered by writing to: suznellis [!at] rcn.com

• Custom lapidary services offered on all products sold. Do you need simple adjustments made or alterations to stones? Send a convo with your requests!

• Now you can see video of The Raven and Pearl's featured gemstones at: http://theravenandpearl.weebly.com