Gemstone Beads

From before recorded history, semi-precious beads have been used as both ornament and as currency. The earliest known use was in France approximately 38,000 years ago.

Today we present the world's natural treasures in beautiful gemstone beads and gemstrands. Discover a myriad of semi-precious beads from the Earth's palette. Find them in all shapes: round, oval, rondelle, tubes and stars!


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Design Ideas and Projects Using Gemstone Beads

  • Single-Strand Necklace with Quartz Crystal and Green Line Jasper Gemstone Beads, Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Seed Beads

    Spring Frosts Necklace

  • Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals, Black Onyx Gemstone Beads and Glass Rhinestone Chatons

    Desprès Deco


    Design Idea G12A

  • Two-Piece Necklace and Earring Set with Safari Jasper Gemstone Beads, Red Aventurine Gemstone Beads and Antiqued Gold-Plated Brass Bead Caps

    Cuninghame's Memento


    Design Idea F841

  • Single-Strand Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Black Onyx Gemstone Beads and Czech Crackle Glass Beads

    Jet Setter


    Design Idea C64M

  • Double-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Gemstone Beads, and Cultured Freshwater Pearls

    Enjoy your beautiful creation!


    Design Idea 651M

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