Lost Cities Beads- A Place For the Unique

Monday, September 14, 2009

Brand New LARGE Shipment!

Our largest shipment of the year just came in and we've got a lot to share with you! It'll take several posts to share everything with you so please stay tuned for new additions!

American, Colorado and Chinese Turquoise

Beautiful large, graduated strands of turquoise in various colors. Starting from the inside strand working outward . . .

Bright blue American Turquoise- strands from $102-$160 averaging a graduated 7mm x 23mm

Green Colorado Turquoise- strands from $148-$167 averaging a graduated 8mm x 21mm

Multi-tone Chinese Turquoise- only two strands available, $87 each 12mm

Various Chinese Turquoise

More Chinese turquoise in various shapes and sizes. Starting from the top row working our way down . . .

Large, graduated rondelles averaging 7mm-12mm. Priced from $40-$58 per strand.

Flat ovals in a 7mm-9mm. Priced at $16 per strand.

Multi-tone heshi in an 8mm. Priced at $25 per strand, only 3 available!

Cylindrical greens in a 6mm x 8mm. Priced at $16 per strand.

Flat rice shaped in blues and greens in a 9mm x 5mm. Priced at $16 per strand.

Larger flat ovals in an average size of 11mm x 13mm. Priced at $14-$18 per strand.

Natural Purple Spondylus Shell (aka Spiny Oyster)

This is really a treat, purple Spondylus shell! Also known as Spiny Oyster, this is a natural, un-dyed shell that adds an organic flare to any design. Spiny Oyster is often paired with turquoise, carnelian and gaspeite for a stunning Southwest look. See descriptions and prices below.

Large heshi shape in a 10mm. Priced at $38 per strand.

Medium sized rondelles in an 8mm. Priced at $38 per strand.

Medium sized heshi shape in a 6mm. Priced at $31 per strand.

Small rondelles in a 4mm (great spacers!). Priced at $25 per strand.

Small tubular shaped, multi-tones in a 4mm x 4mm. Priced at $19 per strand.

Natural Orange Spondylus Shell (aka Spiny Oyster)

In addition to the purple, we received a selection of orange Spiny Oyster (also natural color). They all measure at 6mm and come in a variety of oranges and an occasional reddish tone. These are all priced at $31 per strand.

Assorted Geodes

These geodes are amazing! Each piece is unique in size, color and pattern and has clusters of sparkly crystals inside. They are shown in strands, but we also offer them in singles. The scan simply does not do these justice! They are sold at $31 per strand or $5.25 per piece.

Large Agate Slices

Check out these neat slices of agate! Some are huge (for that fabulously earthy "statement necklace" you've always wanted) and some are a little bit more sized for an everyday wear. These are priced at $31 a strand, and $4.25 each.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Gold Vermeil

We just received our gold plating order back and I have great new 24kt gold vermeil pieces to share with you! Vermeil (pronounced ver-may), is different from other gold plates because to qualify as true vermeil it must have a base of sterling silver underneath (no base metals, no mystery metals). The plating must also be no less than 10kt and have a substantial thickness. This is not to be confused with gold filled (a thin layer of 14kt gold bonded to a brass core). By sending out our own silver pieces to be plated, we can easily control the quality and prices of our gold.

Charms! This is just a very small sample of what came back, I just love that little pine cone and the rooster!

A varitey of gold vermeil bails . . . something for every occasion!

We sent a handful of our personal line of Euro style beads and they came back great! The gold really brings out the details in the beads.

These are by far the most exciting items to come back from our gold order. These are our antique Hindu amulets and they just looking fabulous in gold! We only had about a dozen plated this time, so if you want one immediately act fast!