ABOUT OUR BUSINESS
In 2005 Precious Sparkle Beads established itself as one of the premier semi-precious gemstone retailers in the UK always bringing sensational gemstone and other beads of exceptional quality to the UK buying public. The business was created by Dawn Cotton Fuge who has experience of making high quality jewellery and understands her clients' needs for the best materials. As a designer she has designed jewellery projects for magazines including Beads & Beyond, Make Jewellery, Creative Beads & Jewellery and Crafts Beautiful. Precious Sparkle provides gemstones to professional designers worldwide, and has also provided beads for works of art and installations including at The Dorchester Hotel, London.
Having moved premises in September 2017, but still based in beautiful Perthshire, Scotland, Precious Sparkle is now so much more- a bricks and mortar lifestyle shop as well as an online shop selling an eclectic mix of gifts, jewellery, clothes and interiors items as well as our signature gemstone beads. The shop is located opposite Perth Concert Hall at 4-6 Bridge Lane, Perth PH1 5JJ.
At Precious Sparkle we are always searching for something inspiring and out-of-the-ordinary. All items for sale are hand picked by Dawn. We strive to provide our customers with a first class service as well as high quality items.
ABOUT OUR BEADS
We have semi-precious beads made for us by reputable bead manufacturers in India who have been in the business for dozens of years, as well as supporting new and up and coming businesses. Whether it is our hand cut gemstone beads, our pearls or other beads, we always strive for the best possible quality at the best price.
With such delicate beads there can be some variation in stone size, cut and quality. One can expect that with some beads, especially very precious stones, a lower price will correspond with more inclusions in the bead. We try to make descriptions clear with close up photographs so the purchaser can see exactly what they are getting. Even with some of the more expensive beads, due to their delicacy there can be a small minority of beads in a strand that are not perfect and might be deemed unusable.
All of our beads are natural, undyed and untreated unless it is stated in the product description that they are dyed or treated. The way a stone is cut and treated can have a big impact on price, value and quality, and our prices reflect this. Some sellers describe their beads as "gemstones" when in fact they are man-made or synthetic. We aim to make our descriptions as clear as possible so you know what you are buying.
We accept PayPal, WorldPay, bank transfer and card payment by phone and aim to ship same or next day (for same day order must be received by 12pm). All orders are shipped within a maximum of 48 hours, except where an order is placed after 1pm on Friday it will not be shipped until the following Monday.
If we appear to be out of stock of any item that you would like, send us an e-mail as we may have the strand you are after, and if not, we can tell you when it will be back in stock.
We do not have a print catalogue due to the changing nature of what we sell. Although we keep many lines in stock, each batch can vary and we like to be able to update description information.
UK: £1 2nd Class; £2 First Class up to cart value of £30 and over £30 has FREE First Class Delivery. Some of our items are only available to order online for Click & Collect and cannot be shipped.
Europe: £6.50 for normal Airmail and £10 for Tracked and Signed by Air.
USA £10 flat rate (beads only- other items at cost)
Australia and Rest of World £15 flat rate (beads only- other items at cost)
See Terms & Conditions section for full conditions and contract of sale.