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Rare Earth Bead Shop


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

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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!