Yay! Let’s go shopping!

There is no greater pleasure in life than buying jewellery & making supplies (well it’s certainly up there!) But we know it’s not always easy to find just what you need. Never fear we have put together this guide on where and how to source your jewellery supplies (and we are always adding to it so if you have any suggestions please do let us know by emailing jessica@jewellersacademy.com).

And do let the shops know we sent you, because then they will like us and maybe send out free diamonds!
Well maybe not but no harm in trying.


Happy Shopping


p.s. please note we are not affiliated with most of these companies, they are ones we have used or that have been recommended by other jewellers in our community. 

International Suppliers

Amazon – Most things are now available on amazon

Ebay – You will be surprised how many great jewellery tools and finds are on ebay, it is well worth a rummage!

Etsy – One of my faves, lots of great suppliers on etsy with international shipping options

UK Suppliers

(Most of the companies below ship internationally too) 


Cookson Gold - Almost everything a jeweller could possibly need!

Walshes - Great for tools

Shesto - All things jewellery making

Cousins UK - Affordable jewellery tools 

Palmers Metals - bullion, findings and anything using metals! 

Elsilver - Awesome for stamps and dies

Damson Silver - Good for stamping and base metal supplies 

Proops Great for tools


Beads & Gemstones: 

Kernowcraft - We just love them!

Wards Gemstones - Great for gemstones

The Curious Gem - Lovely gemstones and gemstone beads

Bellore - Gemstones, bullion, chain and more

Shangrila Gems - Beautiful range of gemstones

International Craft - Beads, wire, chain and findings 

ibeads - great for seed beaders and fashion beading 

Jewellery Maker - nice selection of gemstone beads

Spoilt Rotten Beads - for everything beady 

Nottingham Bead Shop

Beads Direct - Good selection, lots of Swarovskis

Riverside Beads

Monty Beads

Burnhouse Beads  - Offers wholesale and trade accounts 

Creative Beadcraft

Bead Spider 

Totally Beads

Gold Swan (etsy) - Interesting selection of metal beads and findings 

Your Precious Gems - Selection of hand-picked gemstones

Marcus Mccallum - Gemstone supplier based in Hatton Garden (London) 

CJ Beaders


Ethically Sourced: 

Nineteen48 - High quality, ethically sourced gemstones 

Gemstones Brazil - International wholesaler of fine gemstones 

Fairtrade Gemstones - Sold from Hatton Garden London (not currently online) 



Wires.co.uk - For the biggest selection of wire


Metal Clay: 

Metal Clay - You guessed it–great for everything metal clay

PMC studio - For Precious Metal Clay



 WestPack (UK suppliers of jewellery packaging including custom printing)

Tiny Box Co (UK suppliers of jewellery packaging including custom printing)

Potters (UK suppliers of jewellery packaging including custom printing)

Schmelzer (Germany)

No Issue (tissue paper printed with your logo, based in New Zealand but ships worldwide)


Wax Casting: 

Just Casters - Wax casting, London, UK

JewelCast - Precious metal casting and CAD, Birmingham, UK

USA Suppliers

Rio Grande - Everything a jeweler could want and need! 

Fire Mountain Gems - great USA supplier for jewelers 

Cool Tools - Great for metal clay supplies 

Beadaholique - Feed your need to bead! 

Turquoise Obsession (on Instagram) 

Stuller - Fine Jewelry Supplies and Mountings 

Seattle Findings - Jewelry Supplies and Tools 

Rest of the World Suppliers 

Joopy Gems - Gemstones, based in Hong Kong, ships worldwide


Send us your suggestions to jessica@jewellerscademy.com