Welcome to Gemphora, where we offer superior quality gemstone beads, pearls, and findings at an exceptional value.
Shipping and Handling (Updated February 2013 due to USPS rate changes):
$4.95 flat rate within the United States. Waived for orders of $49 or more.
$9.95 flat rate for Canada.
$14.95 flat rate worldwide.
We specialize in luxury gemstone and pearl beads. The photos you see are representative of the items you will receive. However, there will always be some minor variation from strand to strand. After all, these are natural materials mined from the earth, and thousands of years of geologic formation give gemstones their unique characteristics. We cannot reasonably expect for any item to be perfect, and our clients should be aware that Gemphora deals in natural beauty, superb value, excellent quality, but not in perfection.
No item will look precisely the same in person as it does on your computer screen. We take dozens of photos of each item and select only the images that most accurately illustrate the true nature of the article. We ask that you please keep in mind that computer monitors vary and that a color's true nuanced hues and tones look a bit different when you compare a three dimensional object with a pixilated image.
Gemstones receive treatments, which are industry standard. Since most gemstones are treated, you should expect that your selections have been enhanced for beauty and/or durability. Treatments are not the enemy of gemstones, nor are they novel by any means. Cut stones and beads alike have been treated for hundreds, if not for thousands, of years.
Generally, the price shown is for one strand of beads. We may present a photo of several strands from the lot in order to show variety or similarity. While a photo may depict several strands, the given price is for one strand selected from the lot.
Sometimes we offer loose beads in sets of say, five or ten. In this case, we will clearly indicate the number of beads per set, and the beads will be shipped unstrung.
Please email us for a return authorization number. Returns must be received within 15 days. A 10% restocking fee will be assessed. Shipping and handling is not refundable.
We must receive your returned item in its original form. For example, you may not take apart a strand of beads and return the loose beads unstrung. Please pack your item with some bubble wrap or other suitable padding. Do not forget to include identifying information so that we know to whom we should direct the refund.
We suggest you return the item using USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. It is wise to insure your parcel, as we cannot issue a refund for items we do not receive. Shipping and handling is not refundable.
PO Box 4057
San Rafael, CA 94913-4057
Jewelry designers from all over the world enjoy the refined luxury of Gemphora wholesale gemstone beads. Our precision faceted gemstone beads, briolette beads, pendant beads, pearl beads, and specialty cuts are unrivaled in their quality and affordability.
Shopping for wholesale beads has never been easier. Our clients know that at Gemphora, we are dedicated to keeping margins low and value high, quality superb and client satisfaction a priority.
Whether you are shopping for precious ruby beads, glittering grape amethyst beads, Sleeping Beauty turquoise beads, watermelon tourmaline beads, or chatoyant rainbow labradorite beads, you can always be certain that our specialists have hand selected each bead strand with a keen eye toward excellence, superior price, and impeccable style.
If youre looking for jewelry supplies for beading that take average beads to a elevated level, youve come to the right place. Welcome to our bead store, and please enjoy our exquisite selection of semi precious beads.