Add gemstone beads to your jewelry creations for a quality, timeless look. Semiprecious gemstones have been highly valued jewelry components for thousands of years, and here you'll find over 2,500 semiprecious beads and pendants from faceted to unfaceted, polished to rough, and tiny to chunky - including a large selection of cultured freshwater pearls and shell pearls! You'll also find honest information about the gemstones from which the beads have been cut. We buy many of our semiprecious gemstone beads direct, and co-owners Russ and Dee have personally visited rough suppliers and cutting factories. Is a particular gemstone unaltered, dyed, treated, enhanced or manmade? What is the best way to clean and otherwise care for a particular stone? Get these details and more by clicking "about this stone" links found with each gemstone bead. Because gemstones are made by Mother Nature, some of our beads vary greatly in color and pattern. To see unique small-batch gemstone beads in person, visit one of our Bead Shows!