We are direct importers with a showroom and internet warehouse in the outskirts of Asheville, NC. We have designed and developed many of the unique gemstone strands and pendants that we offer on our website.
The manufacturing is done overseas, with factories which we have visited and developed close working relationships with over the past 2 decades. We have verified that our manufacturing partners offer safe working conditions and fair wages for their employees. Our manufacturers purchase large lots of rough stone, this stone is further refined into the beads and specimens that you see on our site.
You can view a video of the process of how beads are made, that we recorded on our trip to visit one of the factories in 2019. We are happy to answer any other questions you may have!