Frequently Asked Questions

How do you pronounce beiam?

“Beiam” is pronounced  /beem/, like a beam of light.

 

What is beiam?

We’re a modular jewelry company started by two friends who love smart design, minerals, and working toward emotional wellness and balance. We make smart and attractive accessories that change with you in real time. Our goal is to make lovely mineral core options with a higher purpose, to support people in their personal healing and growth.

It’s no secret that we live in a difficult, chaotic and unhealthy time in history. Everything around us is both constantly changing and stubbornly remaining the same. With more screens in our lives we receive more programming content than ever telling us what we must be, look like and own to be considered worthy or valuable by others. Anxiety, depression, suicidality and PTSD rates are at their highest level in the general population in recorded history. Things are kind of a mess and even if we have great families, which isn’t a given, we all take in crushing messages about our value from the world around us from childhood onward.

We want to make emotional healing and conscious deprogramming not only normal but valued and encouraged. We honestly believe that individuals healing themselves will lead to a vibrant and healthy society that we can all be proud to be a part of. We believe in the power of the individual to become themselves, embody their truth and change the world.

Be Yourself. Be I Am.

 

What do you sell?

We sell modular jewelry. We carefully designed and refined the Gateway to be simple, useful, and attractive to a broad range of tastes and affordable to a broad range of people. We offer a wide catalog of handcrafted, interchangeable mineral, wood, and specialty mixed mineral cores that display inside of the Gateway. We also offer chains, house made cords, leather cords, and key rings on which to display your Gateway.

 

What do you make?

We design all the jewelry and make a majority of the Cores that go into our jewelry.  We carefully designed and refined the Gateway to be simple, useful, and attractive to a broad range of tastes and affordable to a broad range of people. We have them made using CNC precision milling and 3D Printing and Casting. We hand craft the lovely interchangeable cores that display inside of the Gateway. We also make an array of custom cords that Gateways can be worn on in house.

 

What are cores?

Cores are interchangeable cylinders that can be worn in our jewelry. We make them with different kinds of minerals, woods, and resin. Our catalog is primarily comprised of cut stone cores, constructed mineral cores, and specialty mineral mix constructed cores. Each is made by hand and unique, so every Core will be slightly different than the others of its kind. Think sisters, not twins.

 

How are cores made?

All of our cores are made by hand using different methods for the different options:

-Cut mineral cores are made from larger pieces of the mineral that are cut on a saw and then worked into cylindrical cores and polished on lapidary machines.

-Constructed cores and mixed mineral cores are made with high quality minerals that are broken down by hand, hand built in our core molds, and held in place with a high quality, non-yellowing resin. We finish and polish all constructed and mixed mineral cores by hand on our lapidary equipment.

 

Why do you make mixed cores?

Mixes give us an opportunity to blend beautiful colors and different energies to address specific aspects of life and healing. Mixes energetically meld together and create a new and unique energy, rather than just being a sum of their parts. This gives us the ability to make specialty products that can be more specifically useful to people in daily life. We dream up new mixes all the time and are always open to suggestions, so always feel free to DM or email us with a question or suggestion.

 

Does resin affect the vibration of the crystals?

We have been asked this by some concerned crystal lovers in the past and want to make sure that everyone is comfortable with the product.

In our personal experience we have not found that the resin in any way interferes with the crystals’ vibrations. In fact, making them with many many pieces of broken down crystal seems to have an amplifying effect on vibration when compared to a cut stone of the same crystal from the same location.

We started making the constructed cores as a way to be able to offer really beautiful, high quality minerals that are very hard to find in sizes large enough to cut and we’re very proud of the results.

If you’re curious to try them out we offer free shipping and returns on orders over $50, so there’s nothing to lose.

 

Where do your minerals come from?

We buy from sellers that we know and trust to be people who care about ethical sourcing. We primarily buy African, South and Central American, European, and some Middle Eastern and Indian minerals.  



 

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Great

Fantastic customers service

Gateway with Chain/Cord

Beatlutiful

I love the peice my goal is to get more cores and to gain a collection of them. One suggestion is to get a plug for the top so it moves around less inside of the housing

Love beiam!

Absolutely in love with the beautiful design concept and pieces from the beiam line. Many have complimented my necklace and I’ve referred them to your website 😊. In fact, I believe a few have purchased their gateways. So glad I discovered beiam on Instagram!!!!

Great!

The customer service was amazing, the item is great and I am really enjoying it.