San Diego's Bead Store. Exotic Gemstone Beads. Designer Beads. Ancient Beads
Traffic Advisory! The Juan St entrance from Taylor St is temporarily closed through December 19th for construction. However, the east side of the street (the side we're located on) is still open to through traffic. We recommend that you either use the Old Town Ave exits (located from both 5 North and 5 South) or follow the detour signs through Presidio Park.
We buy vintage, antique and ancient bead collections.
Please contact us by emailor phone (619-692-1114) for more details.
Established in 1999, Lost Cities Beads has been San Diego's bead store for over a decade. 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 achiving your creative dreams!
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 & Other Metals
Choose from a large variety of sterling silver findings.
We specialize in gold and silver jewelry components. Choose from a great selection of:
Gold filled and sterling silver beads, findings, and chain
Gold vermeil beads and findings
Gold vermeil and sterling silver pendants and charms
We also have a good selection of base metals:
Copper, gunmetal and brass chain, beads and findings
Silvertone and goldtone beads and findings
Browse through 90+ spools of quality gold filled and sterling chain.
Choose from a large variety of 24kt gold vermeil and gold filled findings.
Ancient and Antique Beads & Jewelry
Antique Tibetan Mosaic Coral and Antique Tibetan Turquoise
We specialize in antique and ancient beads and adornments collected from all over the world. Choose from African and Tibetan Amber, Tibetan Turquoise, Red Coral, Peach Coral, Mosaic Coral, White Conch "Coral", Angel Skin Coral, Carnelian, Amazonite, Rock Crystal Quartz, Granite, Multi Hue Agates, snake vertebrae, shell, silver bracelets and chains from India and Africa, Ethiopian crosses, brass beads, Dutch glass, Egyptian glass, Venetian glass and more!
Antique Silver Yemeni Bangles
Freshwater & Saltwater Pearls
We have a large collection of freshwater pearls in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Choose from a rainbow of colors in shapes such as coin, round, rondelle, stick, keshi, potato chip, crosses, hearts, stars, potato, organic and more. We also have a limited selection of Japanese Akoya saltwater pearls and large hole freshwater pearls.
Fiber & Stringing Material
Need some string? We've got you covered with a rainbow of choices for every project!
Silk (carded, on the spool, or by the yard)
Chinese knotting cord
Suede, synthetic and animal
Satin (Rat and mouse tail)
Waxed cottons and polycords
Assorted Needles, glues and other accessories to match your fiber needs
Don't quite know what you need for your project? Bring your beads in and we'll assist you with our tester cards to find the perfect style and size for your project.
A variety of carded silks, nylons, metallic threads and Soft Flex.
A rainbow of choices in silk spools, conso spools and leathers, cottons and linens.
Pliers, Hammers & Other Tools
We have a wide selection of tools for every job. Whether you need tweezers for a simple knotting project or the very best pliers for intricate wire work, we can help you select exactly what you need.
(Lindstroms, German and Economy)
(Lindstoms, German and Economy)
(Swiss and Economy)
Silver Black Oxidizer
Reamers, Files, Broach sets and more!
Prices mentioned in Lost Cities' emails, blogs, handouts, websites, etc. are effective the date of publication. They are subject to market conditions and availability and may be modified as necessary at Lost Cities' discretion. Lost Cities Beads 2802 Juan St. #14 San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 692-1114 Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Questions, comments? Contact us either by phone during business hours, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright Lost Cities 2009