lostcitiesbeads

Beads, adornments, and findings from around the world.

San Diego, California On Etsy since 2011

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lostcitiesbeads

Beads, adornments, and findings from around the world.

San Diego, California | 3,621 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to our store! We've been in the business of importing and selling ancient and antique beads and adornments for 30+ 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 are still shipping nearly every day of the week during the COVID-19 lockdown and are more than happy to help you with your order.

If you don't see what you need, please let us know. We're working hard to get our store stock listed as fast as we can, but we're happy to fulfill requests and custom orders.
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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.
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Bulk listings available in some items. Contact us for more information!
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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

www.lostcitiesbeads.com

Follow us on Instagram for new collections and other announcements: www.instagram.com/lostcitiesbeads/

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2020

Welcome to our store! We've been in the business of importing and selling ancient and antique beads and adornments for 30+ 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 are still shipping nearly every day of the week during the COVID-19 lockdown and are more than happy to help you with your order.

If you don't see what you need, please let us know. We're working hard to get our store stock listed as fast as we can, but we're happy to fulfill requests and custom orders.
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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.
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Bulk listings available in some items. Contact us for more information!
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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

www.lostcitiesbeads.com

Follow us on Instagram for new collections and other announcements: www.instagram.com/lostcitiesbeads/

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(996)
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quality 94 shipping 182 customer service 131

About lostcitiesbeads

Sales 3,621
On Etsy since 2011

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.

Check us out on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for more bead happiness!

http://instagram.com/lostcitiesbeads
www.pinterest.com/lostcitiesbeads
www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Cities

Shop members

  • Jenny

    Owner

    I've been working with beads for over 20 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!

  • Dani

    Customer Service, Photographer, Manager

    I got into beads around 10 years ago but didn't discover the joy of ancient beads until recently. The more I see and touch the antiquities the deeper I fall in love. I have so much respect for the cultures that generated these fascinating pieces!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 17, 2020
Welcome to our store! Please let us know if you've got any questions about any of our items.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
* 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.

* If items were shipped for free, and the return of merchandise lowers the total to less than the $35 required for free shipping, the shipping costs will be deducted from the refund.

* We are not responsible for international packages that are lost once it leaves the United States.
Payment
* We happily accept payment through Paypal, credit card, or Etsy gift card.

*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 1-3 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 7.75% State Sales Tax.
Shipping
* 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 .

* 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.
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