San Diego's Bead Store. Exotic Gemstone Beads.

Designer Beads. Ancient Beads.

Established in 1999, Lost Cities Beads has been San Diego's bead store for over twenty years. Choose from a spectacular selection of exotic faceted and smooth gemstone, cubic zirconia beads, saltwater and freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal beads, and so much more to keep your creative mind alive and your creations up-to-date. With countless years of in store experience, let our talented and friendly staff assist you with achieving your creative dreams!

Natural Gemstone Beads

We have a wide selection of natural gemstone in a variety of shapes and cuts in both singles and strands. Choose from common stones like amethyst, peridot, citrine, garnet, labradorite, moonstone and aquamarine, or explore our more exotic stones like diamonds, kunzite, charoite, ruby, emerald, sapphire, chrysoprase, modavite, andalusite, tourmaline, spinel and much, much more.

Silver, Gold Filled & Other Metals in Chain

  Over 100 styles to select from! Choose from a great selection of Gold Filled, Vermeil, and Sterling Silver chain. We also have a wide range of non-precious metals such as gold and silver plated, solid copper, brass, gunmetal and more. 

Silver, Gold & Other Metals in Components

We pride ourselves in having a wide selection of components in

a variety of metals and price ranges!

Choose from a great selection of:

  • Gold filled and sterling silver beads and findings
  • Exclusive gold vermeil beads and findings
  • Gold vermeil and sterling silver pendants and charms 

  • Copper, gunmetal and brass beads and findings
  • Plated beads and findings

Ancient and Antique Beads & Jewelry

We specialize in antique and ancient beads and adornments collected from all over the world. Choose from African Amber, Tibetan Turquoise, Red Coral, Peach Coral, Mosaic Coral, White Conch "Coral", Angel Skin Coral, Carnelian, Amazonite, Rock Crystal Quartz, Granite, Multi Hue Agates, shell, silver bracelets and chains from India and Africa, Ethiopian crosses, Dutch glass, Venetian glass and more!

Stringing Supplies & Fiber

Choose from a great selection of:

  • Soft Flex cable
  • Griffin brand Silk and Nylon cards
  • Silk sold by the yard and spool
  • S-Lon Nylon in .5mm and 1mm
  • Greek and Indian Leather 

  • Satin
  • Waxed Linen and Cotton