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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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Be sure to read the imformation at the bottom of the page which pertains to all shipment costs and insurance. 

By purchasing shipping you agree to all terms and conditions.

How much is shipping to the USA? 

Orders over $49 and under $300

FREE USPS 1st Class Mail with Tracking Or UPS with Tracking

Upgrade to Priority Mail starts at $6.00


Orders under $49 

Shipping is $4.50 for USPS 1st Class Mail with Tracking

Upgrade to Priority Mail, insurance included, for $8.50 


Orders over $300

Free Priority Mail shipping  plus mandatory insurance and signature confirmation.starts at $15.00

How much is shipping to Canada? 

Shipment and tracking for international packages is through Global Post. 

Semi-precious beads should be duty-free to Canada; therefore if you are charged a fee at customs you should request the return of same.

Orders to Canada 1st Class Mail Insured up to $100

$1 - $49     is $24.00

$49 - $299 is $19.50

Orders to Canada Priority Mail Insured

$1 - $49       is $40.00

$49 - $200   is $35.50

$201 - $299 is $38.00

Orders to Canada Priority Mail with Full insurance will be based on price.


Do you ship internationally? If so, how much is it? 

We ship anywhere that the USPS provides service. This includes Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and most European Union countries. 

The customer is responsible for paying any import or VAT fees, plus knowing any import laws of thier country.

Shipment and tracking for international packages is through Global Post. 

Any overages in shhipping fees will be refunded to you. If you would like to double check shipping please contact us with your full address and what items you would like.

Orders with 1st Class Mail Insured up to $100

$1-$49     is $35.00

$49-$299 is $30.50

Orders with Priority Mail Insured

$1 - $49      is $38.00

$49 - $200   is $34.00

$201 - $299 is $38.00

Orders with Priority Mail with Full insurance will be based on price.


Express Priority Mail with Full Insurance will be based on price. 


No first time order will be shipped to private boxes or mail forwarding facilities.

Magpie Gemstones is not financially responsible for any shipments lost, pilfered, damaged or destroyed. We cannot be held responsible for your selection of a lower shipping rate with no insurance. 

Packages should be shipped within 48 hours of receipt of payment for your order Monday through Friday except for holidays and unforeseen circumstances.

If your package is smaller or lighter there may be a refund to your payment method for the actual cost of shipping.  

Also is your package is a lot larger or heavier we will notify you and send an invoice for the additional charge. 

There will be no refunded shipping charges tor returned/refused packages.

If you have any questions you may contact us by calling 847-337-7298, or by emailing for clarification.

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