Customer Service

NOTICE TO NEW CUSTOMERS:   PRIOR to ordering, please read our Shipping/Returns page & our FAQ page to answer the most common questions about our products and our policies.

If you need to speak to Terry Rich (owner) about your order, call 1-210-683-6417 and leave a voice message.  Or the fastest way to communicate with me is to EMAIL ME.  I try to respond to any request within 24 hours.

We DO NOT offer a printed catalog as most of our products are one-of-a-kind or have limited quantities, so once they are sold out they and won't be in stock for long!



Here are a few reasons to shop with us:

  • 90% of our products are hand-selected to provide you the highest quality
  • We spend a lot of time, researching and traveling to find rare and hard-to-find stones
  • We buy from a large variety of suppliers and therefore carry a large selection of "less common" items
  • On some of our specialty cuts, we offer the ability to buy 1 bead as opposed to an entire 16 inch strand so that you may still acquire the needed beads for a jewelry project from the more expensive stones, without the investment of purchasing an entire strand.
  • We strive to keep our prices low, let us know if you find something of the same quality, that was hand-selected, priced lower somewhere else and we'll adjust our price
  • There are no minimums whatsoever
  • We specialize in rare & hard-to-find gemstones, American Turquoise, gemstones from USA mines and Natural Coral . . . check out our selection!

How to Order 

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED THROUGH OUR WEB SITE SHOPPING CART SYSTEM in order that all our record keeping and inventory adjustments are completed properly.  Using the online shopping cart system to make your purchases is easy. Simply browse through the site and add items into your shopping cart. When you are finished click the CHECK OUT button on the "Shopping Cart" page. During the check out process you will be given the option to choose your payment method.
NOTE:  please read our FAQ page prior to ordering for important information about Back Orders and Out of Stock items.

Payment Methods 

You will have two payment choices upon checking out of the shopping cart:
CREDIT CARDS:   We accept all credit cards.  Your credit card purchase is placed using 128 Bit Secure Server (SSL) technology where your credit card numbers are encrypted.  NOTE that your credit card information is captured & authorized in "real time" (immediately) through our merchant banks secure web server, but that transaction will not be charged until just prior to shipping out your order.

International Ordering

We accept international orders provided payment is made with a VISA, MasterCard or Money Order in US funds.  Please read our Shipping page for full details on International shipping costs and procedures.