Heavy Lapis beads, chunks and chips, tumbled, but not polished. This is the Lapis Lazuli of commerce as it is sold in the villages and first enters the world market. Very pleasant matte finish, no sharp or hard edges. Beads vary from a little under 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch. Strands are about 16 inches long. Though not glossy, the vibrant lapis blue is stark and appealing. Wonderful raw material for jewelry making.....
Unless you have another preference, we use USPS, Priority Mail, Confirmed Delivery for all US orders. We absolve ourselves of all risk and liability once the item goes over the counter in the Post Office. For your own protection from loss or damage in transit, insurance would seem to be a good option and we are happy to take care of that on this end, upon request.
International orders are sent International Priority Mail, with the full value declared on the customs forms. We will not lie for you and declare a lower value for your customs agents, as this can harm our reputation and make our shipping more complex to countries outside the US.
Combined shipping is the norm if you buy more than one item at a time.
We ship out every Monday. If you need your purchase to be mailed immediately upon payment, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you - but no promises!
For us, PayPal is the best method of payment. But we also accept checks, most major credit cards, money orders, cash, and the rights to your first born. For items that you feel you must have, but cannot afford at the moment, we can arrange layaway payments. All of this is flexible and open to negotiation. Good convo is the bridge that enables us all to work together.
Returns & exchanges
Returns and refunds are certainly possible, though not preferable!
Returned items must be back in the mail to us in the original packaging within 5 days. You are responsible for the return postage, but we will refund your entire purchase price plus initial postage when we receive the returned item. If the transaction was made using PayPal, this is a very easy and fast operation. Best to use PayPal whenever possible.
Points worth repeating:
Monday is shipping day for us.
We accept returns and give refunds
If payment is by check or money order, clearance before shipping can take up to 10 days.