Merry Christmas, Xmas & Turquoise Beads

This month's is Christmas beads, & December's birthstone, Turquoise. Scroll down, or click one of the links below on the html version to go to a certain section. We can deliver your Christmas present to anywhere in the world - just enter the mailing address in our checkout!

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Please order early for Christmas! Allow at least two-weeks to reach you in the rush. Orders received after 13th December may be mailed late and not arrive until New Year. Last wholesale orders this year will be 9th December.

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Christmas Beads
Great Present Ideas
Turquoise & the birthstone for December Gift Vouchers
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Christmas Beads

Beads make great presents. They are small and light, so being easily mailed or tucked in a stocking.. They are also personal, and a necklace or bracelet worn often is hard to forget who gave it. You can even hang them on the Christmas tree. Christmas is the peak retail season too, so don't be left out if you're a seller: Get Listing! It will pay to make as many quality necklaces and bracelets as you can & both to sell and to give away as Xmas gifts.

Turquoise is the gemstone for December, but pearls also make an ideal Christmas present, appreciated by all. Both gemstones have such an air of quality; all recipients will love you for ever. For quality, pearls and silver together, speak sophistication - a small bracelet may be all you need. Necklaces in a nice presentation box are nice too. A matching necklace and erring set is good as well. And all are easy to gift-wrap. If you buy ready made jewelry online, get your supplier to mail your present direct in December & saving you both time and money. To read our site telling you all about pearls and how to make a pearl necklace click

Christmas Present Ideas - Click a link for details here

Pearl Necklace; Jade Bracelet; Bead Gift Voucher; Pearl Bracelet; Coral Bracelet; Mala Necklace; Pearl Necklace & Earrings; Agate Bracelet; Bead Book; Jade Necklace; Carnelain Bracelet; Large 11mm Black Pearls; Coral Necklace; Other Stone Bracelet; Mixed bag of Jade Beads; Turquoise Necklace; Jade Ring; Bead Measure; Turquoise Bracelet; Other Stone Ring; Bead Pliers


Turquoise is the gemstone for December. Turquoise is a soft, opaque gemstone & formed by volcanic rock reacting to copper deposits brought by water. Ranging from blue-green, to yellow-green with grey, black or brown veining. Turquoise has been found in 5,000-year-old Egyptian tombs and the Tibetans used it as currency centuries ago. North Africa and the Middle East hold large deposits, but most turquoise today originates from Burma and is carved in China. Turquoise didn't reach Europe until the crusades when the name originated, meaning "Turkish stone".

Ancient doctors thought turquoise prevented injury in accidents and ground it into a powder to cure stomach disorders, internal bleeding, and insect bites. Turquoise has always been used to protect the wearer from danger, attract wealth, and warn as a talisman or good luck charm. Some believe it will fade when danger or illness is near, or a lover is unfaithful. It is also said to protect against pollution and strengthen the body.

Turquoise is porous, so contact with liquids, oils or even perspiration should be avoided. Jewelry should be removed before washing. Turquoise is commonly impregnated with plastic, colorless oil or wax to improve color and increase durability. Untreated turquoise will eventually turn green. As genuine turquoise is expensive, reconstituted turquoise is made today. Crafted from real turquoise chips fused with other stones to cut the cost.

Don't know what Present to Buy? Gift Vouchers make a Great Christmas Gift!

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Xmas Gift - Pearl & Earrings Necklace Box Set - Click here - only $16, or in our UK shop £7.99 click here. We can also mail gift-wrapped anywhere in the world!

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