This is a hard one, because it's something you really 'should' see and touch in person, but that isn't always realistic. We are always looking for new suppliers for Gemstone beads(high quality cut/drilled stones, no cheap or imitation). SOOO many places on the web are listed as 'WHOLESALE' but truly aren't near it(you'll find that with all categories though).
Rambling here, but we would LOVE to gain some new contacts for Gemstone bead suppliers, preferably close to the mines, no middle mad here. Thanks for any help!