140 New Silver Gemstone Wholesale Pendants Added

I just added 140 pendants to the Extended Line with some stunning, chunky and exotic RainboW Casilica, Montana Agate, Bird’s Eye Jasper, Lace Agate, turquoise, Cinnabar, Eudialyte, Citrine, Garnet, Amethyst & more. See all these beautiful pendants at the top of this page:

Click here to see new Wholesale gemstone pendants

Keep in mind I only have one of each design and please allow an extra two weeks for delivery. Pendants range from 3 to 20 grams and prices are fantastic.

 

I just lowered the price on our most popular rings (200+ in total) from our Extended Line by 10-20%! These rings are all in the $10-$15 price range. The sale lasts only through tomorrow at midnight so if you see something you like, order fast. See All the On-Sale Rings Here

Here are a few examples:

$10.08-$10.76


$10.89-$10.93


$12-$13.50


Thanks again for your business. And Thank you MLK for what you have done for humanity.

On Extended Line Jewelry On Sale Through Friday December 28

EVERY single stunning piece of jewelry in our Extended Line is on-sale through Friday — nearly 3,000 items — discounted by a minimum of 10%. Earrings, Pendants, and Rings … All On Sale. This is an extraordinary value since most of these items are already priced significantly lower than our in-stock jewelry. Orders greater than $1,500 will receive an additional 5% off.Take a look at at some of the beautiful rings, earrings and pendants below. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for delivery and if you need financing take a look at this page. I hope you had/ are having a great holiday season! Sale ends Friday and only one piece of each design is available.

 

These rings are $4.26!

 

These rings are $4.59-$5.56!

 

 

These rings are $5.25-$5.61!

 

 

These rings are $9.17-$9.68

These Pendants are $9.98-$10.28

 

These Earrings are $9.68-$11.18

 

75 Wholesale Silver Earrings/ Pendants on Sale

Below are a few samples of the latest batch of 75 wholesale silver earrings ($9-$13/pr for most) and pendants I have added to our sale page. For all these “extended line” products please allow an extra 10-14 days for delivery. See all the on-sale jewelry here. Need stock as soon as tomorrow? Checkout any of our In-Stock jewelry lines: silver gemstone rings, earrings and pendants.

for most of these items, only 1 piece available

 



Custom order and save!

Over 100 items on the custom order page — here is how it works:

 

  • Order now — choose from a selection of styles that I don’t normally keep in stock… save $ and get exactly what you want custom made!
  • Pay 10% now
  • Pay the balance when the order is ready to ship, in 4-6 weeks.

Visit the custom order page now

This page will go off-line on Friday midnight, EST (July 31) so act fast!

Want to Help Nepal? Then Buy Nepal!

Help Nepal Buy Nepal

For the past 20 years Wholesalegemshop has been sourcing jewelry from Nepal. The recent earthquake has had a devestating effect on our partner and silversmiths, who have lost members of their families and some have lost their homes. There are many great organizations working to help Nepal recover from the earthquake. If you want a safe and effective way to donate, you can donate through Wholesalegemshop.com at this donation page. We forward 100% of funds donated through our site to Friends of Nepal — an organization which I (Aaron) have been involved with (and currently serve as its Board President) for 15 years. These funds are distributed to hospitals and other local non-governmental organizations doing hands on recovery work in Nepal.

The other way you can help is by continuing to to purchase jewelry made in Nepal. Many of the items on this site are made in Nepal and more than anything, these hardworking people need to get back to work as soon as possible. Buy your jewelry from this site and you will know you are also helping people who very much need your business. This is not charity. It is trade. Jewelry exports are one of the few industries that ties Nepal to the outside world — there are very few exports from Nepal. And now that the country will certainly lose a significant amount of its tourism dollars over the next couple years, every bit of commerce helps. I currently have an order in production that has been delayed and hopefully will be ready to send to me soon. And I will do everything in my power to provide my partners in Nepal with steady income as they recover. So please, even if you decide to purchase jewelry for your business from someone else, Buy Nepal!

 

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Nepal is very close to my heart. I worked there for two years in the Peace Corps and also have been doing business with Nepal for 20 years — much of the jewelry on this site is made in Nepal.  I am saddened by what happened and worried for my friends and colleagues. I still have not yet heard from my business partner in Kathmandu.

A day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, it is clear that the devastation to human life and property has been catastrophic, and it will likely be weeks or months before the extent of the damage is assessed. Much emphasis has been on Kathmandu and Mt. Everest, however preliminary reports indicate there is also heavy damage in the rural areas. Friends I have heard from in Kathmandu are sleeping outside along with tens of thousands of other residents and many aftershocks have been occurring since the main quake. It will take the country years to rebuild. The immediate concern is taking care of the basic human needs of those suffering.

The best way to help at this time is to donate to credible aid organizations that are mobilizing now. After some deliberation the Friends of Nepal, the group I am a member of, has decided to support two local NGOs on the front lines — Patan Hospital and Bir Hospital. Both of these institutions are well equipped to help with the disaster and in fact are already doing so, treating hundreds of quake victims each day and saving lives. They are not equipped, however, with the resources. Most of the victims are impoverished with no health insurance or money and these hospitals will be under severe financial duress. Local capacity is critical and we feel strongly that supporting these hospitals is one of the best ways we can make a positive impact.

Friends of Nepal has launched a fund that we are kickstarting with $3,000. The fund will be  accepting donations for only 5 days, through On May 1. Shortly thereafter we will be sending a lump sum to one or both of these hospitals. Contributing to a collective such as this has a few benefits: (1) it is more efficient to send one payment than having 50-100+ individuals each make a small donation — more $ will go directly to services and less to administrative overhead; (2) FON is vetting both hospitals and will ensure the funds get the right place and as quickly as possible; (3) without pooling our resources it would be very difficult to contribute directly to local non-governmental organizations — these hospitals do not have systems in place to accept individual donations from overseas.

If you would like to help, I have setup two ways for you to do so. When you place your order, you can add a donation to the relief fund at this link. We will be sending a batch of $ early next week so if you are not going to be placing an order that soon you can donate directly using this link. Any funds you add to your order at Wholesalegemshop.com will be forwarded directly to Friends of Nepal’s fund and will make a big difference. Thank you!

 

Celebrating 15 Years!

15 years in business!

In April 2000 I left my job  and decided to turn what had been a hobby for the previous few years into a business venture. Here I am 15 years later — and I have you to thank for it!

This is how it all started, actually, 22 years ago

… I was about to complete my Peace Corps Service in Nepal and one of my Nepali friends says: “Aaron, we should start an import/ export business.”

Me: “Nah, that’s not my thing.”

Him: “It will be great, take all these carpets, Gorkha Knives, wooden ties, jewelry and random trinkets back to America with you and pretty soon we’ll both be rich beyond our wildest dreams!”

Me: “Ok.”

Turns out after lugging a 200 pound duffle bag halfway around the globe, the only thing I could really sell was the jewelry. My little ‘side-business’ did ok and helped put me through grad school but I had no intention of making a living at it til I lost my job in 2000.  Over the next few years I got 2 key pieces of advice from unlikely sources.

My brother in law says, “Hey, why not try selling that stuff on eBay.” At the time there were very few jewelry sellers (imagine?!).

A few years later my brother says, “Why not advertise on Google?” The advice turned out to be pretty good! And so as the digital marketplace grew, and eBay and Google took over the world, I was well positioned to move along with the flow.

I feel very fortunate to still be doing this today and want to take a minute and thank you and all my customers for making this possible. In return, I hope I have been, and will continue to be, a loyal and insightful trading partner.

Thanks again and I look forward to another 15 years of serving your jewelry needs!

— Aaron

Silver Jewelry — a 20 Year History

Just for fun I thought I’d reminisce and retrospectively revisit the paradigm shift that has taken place in the jewelry industry over the past 20 years.

I started in this business on a lark — more about my jewelry story here — while I was in the Peace Corps a friend from my village in Nepal suggested I bring Nepal-made products back to the United States for resale. ‘What the heck,’ I thought as I filled a ginormous duffle bag full of gorkha knives, carpets, wooden ties and silver jewelry. Turns out, the jewelry was the only thing I could sell. Well, I sold quite a few ties, but the market for wooden ties was not so developed at that time (1994).

Between 1994-2000 I started a wholesale business — I imported and sold silver gemstone jewelry made in Nepal, to stores across New England. This was really just for kicks and I managed to pay for about 50% of my MBA through the sale of this jewelry — although I did a craft show or flea market here or there, mostly I sold to small businesses who wanted to buy wholesale.

 

historical silver prices -- chart 1995-2015

Back then, believe it or not, the price of silver was between $2-$4/ ounce! My most popular item was (and still is) these small wholesale silver & gemstone rings; I used to wholesale these for $2-$3!!! Considering that now the price of silver is $16 and as recently as 3 years ago silver peaked at around $48/ ounce — 1994 silver was basically free back then! Just goes to show you how our understanding and coherence of a situation can change slowly and imperceptibly over time.  In other words –those who bought and sold silver jewelry and other silver produtcs had it really really good! It was good for us because it was good for te consumer; they could afford to buy more silver jewelry. In the 2010’s and 2-teens that followed wholesalers like me realized that our previous paradigm (cheap silver) was not an absolute! When I started my wholesale silver jewelry business I never imagined my prices would have to triple in 10 years to keep up with the metals inflation.

Why did the prices change so dramatically? Partially, I imagine, was due to speculation and growth and sophistication of the investment market. Further, the tranformation in the technology sector — development and improvement of chips and processors at exponential rates caused a boom in consumer and industrial hardware — computers, switches, networks, etc. — all of which require precious metals like silver. Oh, did I mention that China became a contending industrial and economic powerhouse during this period — causing demand of EVERYTHING to increase?

There is a bigger message here: change happens. Change ALWAYS happens! So don’t let yourself get complacent. Be prepared, be ready to adapt, be willing to pivot and try new things. And enjoy the ride!