|Dakota Stones manufactures the only branded line of gemstone beads in the world. We travel the globe to discover unique and interesting rough rock to cut into our product lines. Our products range from top-quality, affordable stones like jaspers and agates to more rare stone types like rubies and sapphires.|
Why is this significant?
Tying our brand to our products is our guarantee for stone quality and consistency. We are a company of artists and adventurers that appreciate quality, rare, and unique products. We value the trust of our customers, stone lovers, fellow artists and adventurers in life. By selecting Dakota Stones, you trust us to become a part of your art.
We look for high-quality materials and are always finding new products to add to our stock. We are there at each step in the process -- from selecting top-grade rough material, through the cutting and polishing stages, to quality control -- before we present our stones to you. Much consideration goes into choosing the shapes and finishes that are cut from rough materials, usually to highlight the best natural aspects of the rough stone from which the beads are cut.
We work directly with stone cutters to ensure that our beads meet strict standards. That means good color and pattern, perfectly round rounds, consistent size in each bead, and laser-drilled holes. It also means that we know that all our beads are produced by fairly paid workers in safe conditions.
At the end of the day, we manufacture products that meet the quality standards of our in-house design and production teams, and the highest ethical standards in the industry. We take pride in making sure Dakota Stones branded products come from a source whose factory we have visited so we can understand their processes and inspect conditions.
A big part of our process when adding to the Dakota Stones product line is vetting a supplier. Do they meet the Dakota Stones standards? Will they see a valued partner in Dakota Stones? Do they adhere to our ethical standards of manufacturing?
This is brought into focus when considering that the demand for factory workers and cutters in this industry has never been higher. Increased demand has led to some of the highest increases in wages for any industrial work. We take pride in knowing that the artisans who manufacture our products are paid well and are experiencing the growth of this industry first hand.