Wholesale Gemstone Jewelry

Jewelry retailers should familiarize themselves with the types of gemstones and the qualities of each before purchasing necklaces, earrings and bracelets from wholesalers.

  • Natural gemstones include minerals, stones or organic matter that form a hardened substance, which can be cut, polished or used for jewelry and accessories. Organic forms of natural stones, like natural pearls, jet, ivory, amber and coral, originate from the living tissue of plants or animals. Other stones, such as diamonds, sapphires and rubies, are made from inorganic mineral deposits.
  • Synthetic gemstones share the physical, chemical and optical qualities of the natural version but are created in a lab setting. While many of these synthetics look remarkably real, most experienced gemologists can identify them.
  • Simulant gemstones are lab-grown gems that look like natural stones, but differ in their chemical and physical properties. Common U.S. simulant gemstones include cubic zirconia (also called CZ), lapis lazuli, malachite and turquoise.

Natural, synthetic and simulant gemstones can be used in a variety of jewelry styles, from costume designs to more elegant pieces. Product prices vary, depending upon a stone's cut, optical quality and size.

Buying Wholesale Gemstone Jewelry From Accessory Wholesale, Inc.

Accessory Wholesale, Inc. sells a variety of amber, CZ, turquoise, coral and freshwater pearl necklaces and other jewelry at bulk-discounted prices. Working with retailers in the bridal, boutique and clothing industries, Accessory Wholesale, Inc. ships within the U.S. and to select international locations. Retailers in a time crunch can expedite their orders with next-day shipping.