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About Us


 Polished red agate slices strung on driftwood with text Hand-cut condor agaye beads A World Class Agate from argentina


Founded in the early 2000s, Intrinsic Trading is a world leader in manufacturing natural gemstone beads, pendants, matching earring pairs, and cabochons. We work with local miners to meticulously hand-pick each piece of rock before we send it to our own cutting facility. Each stone is then hand-cut and polished by our most skillful artists, ensuring that the products we offer are second-to-none.


What Sets Us Apart

Unlike other bead distributors, Intrinsic Trading doesn’t simply resell pre-made products. With our own production facilities, we apply state-of-the-art laser cutting techniques to produce the most precise cut in the industry. All of our beads, earrings, pendants, and cabochons are hand-cut and polished in-house to bring out the best aspects of natural gemstones. Our products are known for their unique mirror-quality polish, which is only achieved after four to eight rounds of hand polishing. Our unique combination of both modern technology and traditional hand-crafting produces a work of art that is truly outstanding and unparalleled.

We also collaborate with other well-known bead facilities that meet our rigid high-quality standards to provide the most stunning and largest selection possible for our customers. Our products have become bestsellers worldwide and are featured at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Home Shopping Network, Anthropologie, and high-end boutiques across the world! You can also find our amazing products displayed at local farmer's markets by our creative local artists here in Austin, TX. We strive to provide the largest selection with the most up-to-date designs to offer you the best that nature has to offer!


Bringing the Best Nature Has to Offer

We work closely with the miners to get the first and best pick of many materials that we use for cutting and creating our products. Thanks to our modern facilities, many of these stones have become more accessible, as we were the first to produce them on a larger scale.

Some examples of these rare materials are Sonora Dendritic Rhyolite, Royal Sahara Jasper from Egypt, Morado Purple Opal, Siberian Moonstone, Condor Agate, Lemurian Aquatine Calcite, Utah Black Feather, Blue Mountain Jasper, Lightning Azurite, and many more. 

One of the stones that truly sets us apart is our unique Red Creek Jasper – a previously unknown type of jasper found in a remote mountain valley in central China – first discovered in 2007 and brought to the market by our company. This jasper has now become popular around the world, further proving that Intrinsic Trading is a company dedicated to bringing the best nature has to offer!