lostcitiesbeads

Ancient & antique beads and adornments.

San Diego, California · 2110 Sales

lostcitiesbeads

Ancient & antique beads and adornments.

San Diego, California 2110 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(639)

Announcement   **Welcome to our store! We've been in the business of importing and selling ancient and antique beads and adornments for over 25 years. We try to include as much information as we can in the item descriptions, but if you find yourself with any further questions please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!**

We add new items every week, but if you have a special request please let us know and we can set up a private listing for you.

**For more information about our store please visit our website:**

www.lostcitiesbeads.com

**Do you live in or near the San Diego, CA area? Come visit our store in historic Old Town! Located at 2802 Juan St #14, San Diego, CA 92110**

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 5, 2017

**Welcome to our store! We've been in the business of importing and selling ancient and antique beads and adornments for over 25 years. We try to include as much information as we can in the item descriptions, but if you find yourself with any further questions please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!**

We add new items every week, but if you have a special request please let us know and we can set up a private listing for you.

**For more information about our store please visit our website:**

www.lostcitiesbeads.com

**Do you live in or near the San Diego, CA area? Come visit our store in historic Old Town! Located at 2802 Juan St #14, San Diego, CA 92110**

Lost Cities Beads

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Lost Cities Beads

Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$90.00
Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$95.00
Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$90.00
Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$110.00
Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$110.00
Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$110.00
Antique Silver Shiva Hindu Amulet
$28.00
Coptic Christian Talisman
$80.00
Antique Rock Crystal Quartz Beads
$250.00
Mexican Amber
$253.00
Coptic Christian Talisman
$80.00
Coptic Christian Talisman
$80.00
Mexican Amber
$968.00
Antique Hebron Glass Beads
$119.00
Vintage Camel Bone Mala Beads
$48.00
Vintage Camel Bone Mala Beads
$48.00
Vintage Camel Bone Mala Beads
$48.00
Antique Silver Shiva Hindu Amulet
$21.00
Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$120.00
Antique Rock Crystal Quartz Beads
$250.00
Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross
$110.00
Coptic Christian Talisman
$68.00
Antique Dutch/Dogon Glass Beads
$55.00
Ancient North African Glass Beads
$400.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(639)
Legion5050

Legion5050 on Mar 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. Interesting grey color, I love them!

earthstaryogini

earthstaryogini on Mar 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this shop! They are really nice,have excellent service, and truly beautiful, unique items.This pendant is gorgeous! thank you!

4mermaids

4mermaids on Mar 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a birthday gift for a good friend, and it polished up beautifully! You are always my go-to place for Hindu amulets. Love your shop!!!

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About

It Started With Rocks

As a child growing up in the Midwest I was fascinated with the different textures and patterns of rocks I would find on the ground. As I grew older I began to find arrowheads in local riverbeds that had long been left behind by the ancient native peoples of the area. Little did I know, these seemingly small fascinations would be the sparks of a life long love and appreciation for antique and ancient beads and adornments. Later, my husband and I traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America collecting items for our gallery location (also called Lost Cities) in Houston, Texas. Many years later our attention shifted to gem and gift shows around the country. We eventually settled in San Diego, California and opened Lost Cities Beads in 1999. We expanded our store collection to include exotic gemstone, unusual silver and gold findings as well as antique and ancient beads. Now, along with our staff, we are happy and honored to be able to share these treasures with you not only through our store but also here on Etsy.

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Shop members

  • Lost Cities Beads

    Owner

    We've been in the business of importing and selling ancient beads and adornments for over 25 years. We've been based in cities all over the US, eventually choosing to settle in San Diego 15 years ago.

  • Jenny

    Store Manager, Photographer, Customer Service

    I've been working with beads for over 15 years and ended up developing a deep love and admiration for ancient beads and the talented cultures that made them so long ago. I feel honored to be able to share so many wonderful treasures with all of you!

  • Jelena

    Assistant, Customer Service

  • Vanessa Alcaraz

    Photographer, Designer, Customer Service

    The history within these ancient and antique beads sucked me in. As a visual artist capturing these historic beads on camera is an honor. Working with them teaches me something new everyday. I currently manage all social media platforms.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 30, 2016
Welcome to our store! Please let us know if you've got any questions about any of our items.

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
  • Other Method
Payment
* We happily accept payment through Paypal.

* You don't need a Paypal account to use it for payment, you can simply pay with your credit card directly through the site.

*Items are promptly shipped when payment has cleared. While most items ship same day as payment is received, it is possible that in some cases shipping can take 1-2 days after payment is received.

* Payment is required at time of purchase. If for some reason you are unable to complete the purchase at the time of transaction please let us know. Items left unpaid will be subject to relisting.

*Sales within California are subject to 8% State Sales Tax.
Shipping
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Effective January 17th, 2016, shipping rates will increase as per the USPS.
Please take note when making your purchases.
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* We ship to the address Paypal provides us, if you prefer another shipping address please let us know as soon as possible so we can make sure it is displayed correctly with Paypal .

* Free Domestic First Class Shipping on all items or shipments totaling over $100. Otherwise domestic shipping is a flat rate of $3.00. All shipments come with tracking numbers that allow tracking within the US.

* International postage rates will vary. We will always try to offer you the lowest rates we can, but some packages will require International Priority or International Express. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to the rarity of our items and the inability to replace them with identical pieces (should they become lost in transit) we may choose to exclusively ship Priority International and Priority International Express (for an extra fee). Thank you for your understanding.

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*****IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS!*****
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*All customs and duty fees are the responsibility of the purchaser. PLEASE BE AWARE of the specific fees and charges your country might charge you BEFORE purchasing any of our items.

*Please do not request for us to falsify or alter customs documents. It is illegal and endangers not only your items, but also our business. No exceptions.

*Please note that International orders may come with a tracking number but not all countries are required to scan packages and we often loose the ability to track it once it leaves the United States. We are not responsible for packages that are lost once it leaves the United States. If you are concerned about your package or you have had a lost package in the past we would recommend that you upgrade to Express International Shipping and/or add insurance. Fees vary from country to country.
Refunds and Exchanges
* We want our customers to be happy with their purchases! We will gladly accept returns within 3 days upon receipt. Items must be in exactly the same condition as they were when they left our store. Please send us a convo letting us know the package is coming back. Shipping costs are not refundable.

* Shipping costs of returned items are the responsibility of the customer.

* We are not responsible for international packages that are lost once it leaves the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
We have a store open to the public in San Diego, California with more beads and antiquities than we could ever feature on Etsy. If you are searching for something in particular that pertains to the stock you see featured here please let us know and we'll work with you to find what you desire or check out our website:

www.lostcitiesbeads.com