Rings & Things is a volume-discount supplier of beads and jewelry findings (jewelry-making parts) based in Spokane, WA.
Our goal is to be your jewelry component source for decades, not just one or two orders. We strive to provide quality goods and information so you can turn creative ideas into functional art. We want your customers to keep coming back to you, not because of defective components but because your creativity and craftsmanship – combined with our high-quality jewelry components – create pieces that your customers and gift recipients will treasure for years.
When you're in business, it's important to shop around for the best price, but it's also important to get the best quality for your dollar. Rings & Things strives to provide you with that combination of good quality and good prices on jewelry-making supplies from beads and findings to kilns, hand tools and more.
Rings & Things' founder Russ Nobbs started his jewelry career in the 1960's selling handmade wire name pins and beady earrings at state fairs around the Pacific Northwest. In 1972, after several years on the fair circuit, he opened a tiny retail jewelry store in Spokane, Washington. Over the years, the store's filigree and bead earrings were joined by turquoise rings, ethnic & hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry, beads ... and a whole lot more.
When the original store's location was torn down to build a bank, Rings & Things moved to a nearby downtown shopping mall where the retail store expanded to include a small mail-order business. Our original 19-page catalog has grown over the years to become a 450+ page print catalog and an 18,000+ item online store.
In 2000, we closed our downtown mall store to focus on the growing mail-order business — Rings & Things was becoming a jewelry parts resource for the nation and the world! Having outgrown our downtown mail-order digs, we bought our own warehouse in 2005. In our current home, we're ready as ever to help you with your jewelry-making needs!
Interactive History Timeline
We created this timeline as part of our 40th Anniversary Celebration. The timeline might take a few seconds to load. Once loaded, click on a bubble to see a larger image and a snippet of Rings & Things history - dated hair-do's and all!