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Rare Earth Bead Shop

4.9

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 342-5966
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Photo of Justin Dillree Justin Dillree
Apr 15, 2022 5

It’s my new favorite place! I’m learning how to make wearable jewelry with beads and gems and all the tools and supplies I need are here. The beads and gemstone pieces are unique and beautiful, and the staff is very knowledgeable and perfectly friendly. I’m so happy I found this shop!

Photo of Maria Bunch Maria Bunch
Dec 17, 2021 5

Excellent knowledge, attentive, helpful, and nice. And LOTS of gorgeous stones!

Photo of Eva Mogensen Eva Mogensen
Feb 14, 2022 5

Wonderful selection of jewelry making supplies. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

Photo of Kyla Tiller Kyla Tiller
Dec 22, 2021 5

I’ve been coming here for years for all my jewelry fixing needs, but the moment they added crystals, I knew I’d always be in there. Highly recommend. The staff are always super helpful and kind

Photo of Cheryl Timmins Cheryl Timmins
Mar 11, 2022 5

Always great customer service. Friendly helpful staff ❣️

Photo of Scotti Harwood Scotti Harwood
Dec 11, 2021 5

Awesome shop. My go to place for all things beads, gems, and findings for jewelry making. Also nice selection of crystals for healing and display. Friendly, knowledgeable staff who are happy to help.

Photo of Venus rain (Venusrain369/Divination) Venus rain (Venusrain369/Divination)
Oct 18, 2020 5

Beads and charms and crystals Oh my! Don't think this is just a little store with limited stock- They have everything including Moldavite! Love this place!❤❤❤

Photo of petal petgrave petal petgrave
Jul 3, 2020 5

Beautiful assortment of beads and crystals! We live in Texas but heard from a local to check this spot out. Owner of shop super friendly and did not follow me around while I looked at merchandise. Will def come back again when we are in town

Photo of Shaunda Dixon Shaunda Dixon
Jun 6, 2020 5

Loved this shop. I have to go back soon. Their stones are incredible.

Photo of Hajj Haroon Hajj Haroon
Nov 12, 2017 5

The employees/ staff and beautiful beads and gem specimens.

Photo of Mina Myoi Mina Myoi
Feb 29, 2020 5

Wonderful place for bead lovers. They have all sorts of beads and the staffs are super kind.

Photo of Liz M Liz M
Jan 17, 2020 5

A fantastic selection of crystals, gems and jewelry-making supplies, plus friendly and knowledgeable service to boot! The prices are great, quality is fantastic and Damien is funny, kind and helpful. I will definitely be coming back!

Photo of xMeganLizziex xMeganLizziex
Mar 30, 2018 5

Oh my goodness!! BEST PLACE ON EARTH. The employees are like family, they are soooo nice and down to earth!! Very helpful, and amazing customer service! They have such an amazing variety of beads and Crystal Specimens! And the prices are very good! I have been 2 times now and still planning on coming back!! LOVE RARE EARTH BEAD SHOP. ♥️

Photo of A Gallo A Gallo
Aug 31, 2019 5

Sooo many cool beads, geodes, and rock specimens! Staff is friendly and willing to help. They even offer classes! Check it out if whether you want to make jewelry or just add to your collection.

Photo of Cheryl Shiflett Cheryl Shiflett
Sep 6, 2018 5

Great bead and jewelry making accessory shop. Beautiful high quality beads and wide range of gemstones. Owner is very knowledgeable. Free parking beside store.

Photo of Kathe Neeley Kathe Neeley
Jan 22, 2019 5

Great shop! Very knowledgeable staff and a great variety of beads!

Photo of moonbreaze . moonbreaze .
Mar 31, 2019 5

Everything you could want from a bead store and more. Knowledgeable staff and surprising selection of gems.

Photo of Arnaldo Garcia Jr. Arnaldo Garcia Jr.
Apr 20, 2019 5

Good prices and quality. Personal very good.

Photo of Noel Haroon Noel Haroon
Mar 27, 2019 5

Such a wonderful shop. The crystals and the beads are beautiful. Some very unique pieces and the price is always right. The place to go if you are into jewelry creating, if not they have classes.

Photo of Kate Booker Kate Booker
May 9, 2022 5

It is always a pleasure to visit at Rare Earth Beads. I have been coming here for years. It is always so clean and organized with the greatest selection of beads , findings, gems, tools and accessories and mostly, a wonderful, knowledgeable staff. And in, what I call my therapeutic bead box, I, and friends, have literally spent hours sifting thru a cornucopia of loose beads, which have been taken down and unstrung from their regular selections, so that we can fill small bags with a terrific mix of beads, for just $5.00 each. Over the years I have been to several International and domestic bead shows and many wonderful bead shops in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Chapel Hill, NC. and Ashville, NC; but Rare Earth tops them all! It is my go-to spot for creative satisfaction.

Photo of Courtney reid-eaton Courtney reid-eaton
Jun 20, 2022 5

I’ve been shopping here for many years. While the selection of individual beads has decreased, there are still plenty of beautiful strands, findings, tools and a wonderful (expanded/expanding) collection of high quality crystals. David, the owner and buyer, has a great eye. The staff is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient. I’ve found some real treasures.

Photo of MJ Pearle MJ Pearle
Jul 14, 2022 5

Broke my favorite bead bracelet. Jessica fixed it while I waited. Charge was $5! Fantastic! While waiting, I saw two new bracelets to purchase! I'm a wobbly senior who walks with a cane. I had a little trouble getting into the shop. So when I left, Jessica walked me to my car so I wouldn't fall! Who does that?

Photo of Noel Haroon Noel Haroon
Jul 3, 2022 5

Such a wonderful shop. The crystals and the beads are beautiful. Some very unique pieces and the price is always right. The place to go if you are into jewelry creating.

Photo of Kyrecia Fleming Kyrecia Fleming
Aug 10, 2022 5

This is my absolute FAVORITE shop I get my crystals stones & other jewelry making materials from. The atmosphere is amazing! The energy is great! The vibe is high! I love the staff! Always so welcoming & very knowledgeable!

Photo of Heather Rykowski Heather Rykowski
Aug 14, 2022 5

Such a great shop. Beautiful beads great selection and super friendly staff. I have a new jewelry making hobby and Rare Earth Beads is definitely my go-to shop!!

Photo of Steven Reynolds Steven Reynolds
Aug 30, 2022 5

Great store excellent location and wow what a wonderful staff. I was helped my Adrienne and she was so very helpful. I plan to visit time and time again. Have a blessed day.