TriplegemDesign

Custom Jewelry/ Antique Beads/Gems/Antique Textiles

Bangkok, Thailand On Etsy since 2018

TriplegemDesign

Custom Jewelry/ Antique Beads/Gems/Antique Textiles

Bangkok, Thailand | 14 Sales

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • wfausser on Oct 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    The coral bead is gorgeous. Seller was very friendly and communicated well. Bead came quickly and I couldn’t be happier.

  • Moe on Apr 18, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I was looking for Tibetan turquoise of good quality for long time and finally I found this shop. The bead was beautifully packaged and shipped immediately. And it was in great condition. I really loved it. I appreciate Mr.Shucart’s great service and wonderful communication.
    Highly recommend this seller.

  • Reviewed by Inactive on Feb 11, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely a beautiful genuine Tibetan Turquoise bead that I bought from Steve of Triplegem Design. Steve is great on communication, answering any questions, and a pleasure to do business with. I will continue to come back to see what new beads Steve has added to his shop. I will continue to buy Tibetan Turquoise beads from this shop as they are genuine and not the Chinese Turquoise beads that are all over the market. Steve is a reputable dealer and again I look forward to doing more business with his shop. Many thanks again for my three beautiful Tibetan Turquoise beads.

  • Reviewed by Inactive on Feb 11, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Another beautiful genuine Tibetan turquoise bead from this seller. I have bought three beautiful beads from him and I will continue to keep coming back to his shop to see what new Tibetan turquoise beads have been added. I will continue to buy from Triplegem Design. Thank you!

  • Josh on Feb 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Everything is just perfect. Very friendly contact, right from the beginning. Shipping was very fast and the beads are just amazing. Package arrived within 7 days in Germany. I can highly recommend this seller and I appreciate his expertise regarding beads and their history. I will definitely order again. Thank you very much.

  • Reviewed by Inactive on Jan 30, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I actually received all three beads today and all are beautiful!
    Steve was so great to work with and promptly answered all of my questions.
    This is a beautiful Tibetan vintage turquoise bead and is exactly as described in the photo. It is actually more beautiful than the photo.
    I bought two more beads and I will continue to buy the vintage Tibetan turquoise beads from this shop as these are the genuine item, not like the cheap so called Tibetan turquoise on the market today. Genuine vintage Tibetan turquoise is not cheap but these beads are definitely worth the price.
    Thank you again Steve for all of your help. I highly recommend this shop and the seller Steve.

  • Helen on Jan 7, 2020

    4 out of 5 stars

    The wrist mala I received is very beautiful. Working with Steve Shucart was a very pleasant experience. He went out of his way to make sure the delivery of my product was a smooth experience.

  • Mike on Dec 2, 2019

    4 out of 5 stars

    Product as expected and mailing to me was in good order. Thank you!

  • odile on Jan 15, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    joli et facile à porter tous les jours

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  • adam on Jan 27, 2019

    3 out of 5 stars

    very rare nice looking bead with cool matrix,somewhat expensive ,in my country they sell beads like this for less then half of what i bought it for (real not fake or dyed).looks nice on a necklace but maybe i couldve found a bead like this for less or maybe not but defetntly not for the price i bought .not dissapointed about the item just about the price.beads like this in my country people can find for alot less

    Steve

    Steve responded on Feb 4, 2019

    Hi Adam, thank-you for your feedback. I'm sorry you had to pay $75 customs duty. That increased the price considerably, but is not my responsibility. The antique Tibetan turquoise bead you found from Garuda Trading <https://garudashop.com> was an excellent buy. I know the owner, James Wainwright, and he is an expert on all things Tibetan. You are correct, his selection is much more extensive than mine, so his prices are more competitive. Each Tibetan bead is an individual, one-of-a-kind specimen, as are mine. I invite the public to check for themselves and then judge the relative prices and quality. Cheers, Steve

About TriplegemDesign

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On Etsy since 2018

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I currently hold Professor Emeritus status from a prefectural university in northern Japan. I retired in April 2018 and now live in Bangkok, Thailand. Previously I was the co-owner of Triplegem Lapidary in Kathmandu, Nepal, and I have been traveling since 1972.

I've been buying and selling turquoise and lapis lazuli since the late 1960s when I was a jeweler/street artist in San Francisco. In 1972, I first traveled overland to Asia, stopping in Mashhad, Iran to purchase black spider-web matrix turquoise mined near Nishapur, and, after a year living in Afghanistan, I traveled to Nepal and purchased kilos of old Tibetan turquoise beads in Kathmandu. In the 1970s I bought treasury-grade lapis lazuli from the government of Afghanistan.

During the 1980s I was a gemologist and lapidary, co-owner of Triple Gem Lapidary in Boudhanath, Nepal. One of our specialties was to recut broken Tibetan turquoise beads into cabochons. Our other specialty was cutting Treasury-grade lapis lazuli, purchased from Ahmad Shah Massoud’s Mujahideen. Central Asian carpets and textiles were also collected and traded during that period, as well as rare antique beads from across Central Asia.

This shop merely continues a nearly 50 year old tradition!

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