Loading your recommendations…

Rare Earth Bead Shop


2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 342-5966
Visit Website

Google Reviews

Photo of J Dee J Dee
Jul 19, 2023 4

If you want just beads and jewelry DIY supplies, their stock is limited-- go to Firefly in Carrboro. If you want big chunks of gemstones for display, this is the place. The staff were very nice.

Photo of Jennifer Crowe Jennifer Crowe
Jun 28, 2023 5

Every time i walk into this place, I am greeter by some of the most genuine and amazing people. Always willing to share knowledge and help out any way they can. All that work there, you are amazing to me! Thanks for the joyous experience every time I walk in that door! ❣️

Photo of Jim Davis Jim Davis
May 21, 2023 5

Excellent selection and very fair pricing. Large displays of giant crystals and lots of strands of specific bead types. Multiple bowls of beads and jewelry ornaments. Shop owner was very knowledgeable and very kind and considerate.

Photo of Betsy MacDonald Betsy MacDonald
May 2, 2023 5

I love this place! Awesome service. You can be left alone to browse or if you want guidance or have questions, they are ther to help and share their love of gems. I've spent a couple hours at a time there and they were happy to let me comb through last chance bin at my slow pace. I love the quality and value. It's one of my happy places!

Photo of Nicholas Cuccaro Nicholas Cuccaro
Apr 23, 2023 5

Amazing staff. Amazing products. I always feel welcome compared to other crystal stores. Amazing quality all around and I just found out they had clearance stuff too :) Only con. I can’t buy everything.

Photo of Suzan Hasanin Suzan Hasanin
Feb 15, 2023 5

Love this store & love the deals. The girl who is usually working is super knowledgeable and friendly every time I come in (which is a lot). Also much more fairly priced than other crystal stores in the area while also selling jewelry making supplies that I don’t find anywhere else! Attached is a necklace I made all with materials from rare earth beads.

Photo of Valerie Miller Valerie Miller
Feb 10, 2023 5

Everything I expected and more!!! Such a massive selection plus explanations of the crystal/stones benefits!!

Photo of Constance M. Prince Constance M. Prince
Jan 16, 2023 5

I've been going to Rare Earth Beads for years. One of the best stores for gem stones, variety and quality, in the area. I also got some of the traditional African beads there. They no longer do classes I think because of covid but they do give advice and help as much as possible.

Photo of Vivian Fischer Vivian Fischer
Oct 27, 2022 5

This was my first time here, and I had so much fun! I was shopping both for myself and for my son who is about to come for a visit, and the staff was incredibly helpful. My only complaint is that you just had too many beautiful things all at once, which made it hard to choose. Not much of a complaint, I know!