Premium Beads is the premier distributor of jewelry making beads and jewelry supplies. Whether you require quality beads for your own jewelry design or wholesale beads for resale, our numerous gemstone beads and freshwater pearl beads are sure to suit your sense of style. Our Sapphire beads and Ruby beads are particularly popular in our Precious Beads inventory for a classic appeal. Our large selection of precious and semiprecious gemstone beads combined with our large variety of styles in focal beads , bezel set beads , leafed beads and hammer faceted beads are sure to capture your imagination. We manufacture metal beads , jewelry findings, charms, and chain by the foot to create that one of a kind look for your jewelry design! You won't find superior jewelry supplies anywhere else.

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Go Drusy or Go Home

By |December 1st, 2016|

When the conversation turns to drusy stones, most people have the same reaction: “Excuse me. What?” “Drusy” is not a term that’s found in most everyday vocabulary, but it is a term that is crazy popular in jewelry circles. Whether you’re thinking of buying a necklace, bracelet, or ring that showcases drusy crystals, or you’re planning to design your own jewelry, you can’t go wrong with drusy beads. […]

How to Choose the Right Hand-Wrapped Chain

By |November 20th, 2016|

Hand-wrapped chain that is adorned with gemstone beads can be used for making anything from necklaces to earrings, bracelets to anklets, and rosaries to belts. The types of gemstones available and the shapes and sizes of them are myriad.

Do you want an amethyst necklace made from hand-wrapped chain? Or would you prefer faceted denim blue opal or shimmering white moonstone? Whatever gemstone you favor, the chances are the gemstone you’re looking for is being sold by the foot on hand-wrapped chain. But, simply deciding what gemstone you desire is not the end of the decisions you’ll have to make. You’ll still need to decide on the metal used to make your hand-wrapped chain.


How to Choose Quality Gemstone Beads

By |November 15th, 2016|

Gemstones have always been valued for their beauty and charm. Different types of materials have been used throughout history to fashion the beads we love, but nothing tops the prized gemstones. If you’re looking to pick up a few new pieces of jewelry or planning to design and make your own, the gemstone beads should be near the top of your list.


A Buyers Guide for Freshwater Pearls

By |November 10th, 2016|

Seawater pearls and freshwater pearls have a lot in common. They are both beautiful, lustrous pearls. They are nearly all cultured, or artificially farmed, by inserting an irritant into the mollusk to stimulate the production of a pearl. They differ when it comes to price, however.

Freshwater pearls are generally lower in cost because they’re grown inside mussels instead of oysters. Freshwater pearls are usually larger and, because a single mussel may produce multiple pearls, the harvest of freshwater pearls generally yields more than a saltwater harvest. […]

How a Gemstone Gets Treated Before Reaching Your Eyes!

By |September 5th, 2016|

One of the things you will learn if you become a frequent jewelry collector is that many of the gemstones you see being sold are treated in advance before they reach your eyes. Anyone who has personally worked with gemstones in their life will tell you that the so-called natural look of gemstones is not […]

How to Choose Quality Sapphires

By |September 3rd, 2016|

Throughout time, sapphires have captivated people with their brilliant color and rich history. Each sapphire is unique with a special color, birthplace, and a specific story. Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It […]

How To Tell If a Gemstone is Genuine or an Imitation

By |September 1st, 2016|

When buying gemstones, it is important to know if it is a genuine gemstone or an imitation. You don’t want to end up paying for a genuine gemstone, only to get the quality of an imitation. At first look, you might not be able to tell the difference between a real and fake gemstone. Therefore, […]

9 Steps to Choosing Quality Rubies

By |August 31st, 2016|

Once you’ve decided you want to invest in some sort of jewelry, there will be a few things you should start to consider, such as price, size, quality, and color. Whether it’s rubies, diamonds, or pearls, each will come with its own set of specs, and these will help you to choose the best one […]

Why Choose Beads of Cambay?

By |July 25th, 2016|

Life in the Internet age is pretty rewarding. Not only do we have access to virtually anything we desire, but we have so many choices on how and from whom we acquire it. There are so many companies selling their wares online and in retail shops, and it can be easy to get lost in […]

The Best Gemstones for Your Skin Tone

By |June 6th, 2016|

There are many components you have to consider before purchasing a gemstone. Personal taste, value, and price are most likely all good contenders for what you look to when you select the right gemstone for your jewelry collection. However, there might be one factor you have not yet considered: skin tone.

Your skin tone and […]