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Hi, I just happened across your site while getting ideas for my wire wrap gemstones and sea glass.

The fact that you give away information, don’t insist personal information, has bought my business already.

To add to the joy (yes, I’m prone to hyperbole but I’m absolutely enchanted with your business model), you add stone treatment information rather than burying it somewhere.

It’s very important to me to be able to tell my customers the what’s been done to their stones, the quality, source and composition of the gems they buy.

I believe I’m the only vendor to have the FCC and AGIA disclosure booklets available at any festival I’ve attended.

You have a customer now and, if OK, I will use your page on stone treatments, with proper attribution of course, as a handout at my next festival the end of this month.

Brightest blessings,


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Stone Treatment Codes

(B) block
(C) coated
(D) dyed
(E) enhanced
(H) heated
(I) irradiation
(F) infused
(M) man made - synthetic
(N) natural
(O) oiled
(P) pressed
(S) stabilized
(W) waxed

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About Us

Magpie Gemstones is a direct importer, reseller, retailer and wholesaler of gemstone beads.

About Us - Magpie Gemstones
Magpie Gemstones is a small family-owned business in Saint Charles, IL, we have been buying and selling gemstone beads for many years and making jewelry for a living for even longer. 

We know our stones and are constantly learning more. We disclose all known or suspected treatments and take pride in our honesty and integrity in the gem trade.

 Thanks for coming by to take a look.

  About Us - Magpie Gemstones

Why are our prices so good?

We employ a direct-sales model that eliminates the middleman. With years of experience in the trade, many wonderful business partnerships and connections and an eye for quality, design, and price, the best beads are hand-selected at the best price for you.

With Magpie Gemstones wholesale to the public you will receive 40%-50% savings over standard industry retail pricing without membership or faux wholesale gimmicks, and up to 37% off additionally. We do not make you jump through hoops to get wholesale prices on top quality product. You buy only what you need. No 10 strand minimums. We know that you need an assortment to succeed.

Be assured that we strive for the best quality that really does make a difference in your finished product. Our clients will tell you, check out our testimonials.

Our products often sell out as we choose the very best at the best price and sometimes that means we have few in stock. The items on this website can usually not be replaced. They are unique and of excellent value. If you see something you like or need we strongly recommend getting them now and getting the amount you need. The nature of gemstones also limits the ability to always replicate a certain stone, cut, or patterning. You may be able to get them somewhere else but not at this quality and price.

We work within a sustainable and transparent business model. Check out our Mission Statement. This means we make the best decisions based on what is in the best interest of everyone we interact with from our suppliers, the Earth, our community and our clients. If we all succeed in a good way then we will continue to support one another and everyone succeeds.

Wholesale quality turquoise and gemstone beads at very competitive prices and excellent customer service are what you receive from Magpie Gemstones. Click here to read our mission statement.


About You

Professional jewelry designers need to purchase quality low priced beads to be competitive in today's jewelry market. Our promise is to provide quality beads and gemstones at wholesale prices so you can succeed at making your successful jewelry business a reality. Our beads and products really do make a difference in how your product is received.  

As a jewelry designer, you want to know what you are selling to your customers. We disclose all treatments to stones such as being dyed, stabilized, or heat-enhanced to the best of our ability and knowledge. We also will describe any flaws in the beads you may be concerned about like chipped holes. We have been in the trade for years and we make it our business to stay abreast of current treatments and procedures.

We ensure that the gems are of the best quality for the price because we take pride and a lot of effort to hand pick the finest beads. We do not just choose a stone and let the vendor fill our order. If we must order beads from a distributor to fill a custom order we will send back any beads that do not meet our high-quality standards. It is hard to buy online and not see gemstones in person and we understand that. I attempt to be my client's eyes so they can be assured they are getting good quality.

As a bead buyer you want to know you are getting the best price and that the beads you purchased will get to you quickly and that they will be what you want them to be. All products at Magpie Gemstones have a money back guarantee.

After payment is received, your order is shipped within 48 hours. There is no shipping on holidays or weekends.

Welcome to Magpie Gemstones. We hope you will agree that the beads are beautiful, the prices are amazing and the selection creates the perfect pallet for you to create beautiful pieces that will wake up the world.

About Wendy

Szarka of Magpie Gemstones

Wendy Duggan - Owner, Designer, and Purchasing

I am well rounded in jewelry making and love helping others on their journey. I started in jewelry design after collecting beads for a couple years, I started taking classes in 2005, starting in seed beading, wire work, and then chainmaille. It was a couple years later when I attended a jewelry retreat that I moved into cold connections, working with metal, and as many other forms of jewelry making as there are available.

With my background, love all things jewelry and enjoying many years of teaching the public to make jewelry, I bring my high-quality standards to the gems I choose.

This personalized service is what will be the driving force of my business; I love working one on one with you the customer. If you ever have a need any help with a special order, a question, or any issue, never hesitate to contact me.

Go to the client's blog to take a peek at the wonderful pieces of wearable art customers have created.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out. We are looking forward to forming a long and mutually rewarding relationship with you.

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