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High Tide Beads, a Hilton Head Island staple for over 23 years, has moved to Old Town Bluffton!

Pearls, Gems, and Beads

We are proud to offer a fine selection of beads and semi-precious gemstones from around the world.

Handmade and Vintage Jewelry and Gifts

We have a collection of handmade and vintage jewelry that spans from sophisticated to fun and funky. 

Steve Mardell

Owner Steve Mardell works in glass, precious metals, stones and pearls.   Steve creates miniature works of art with each glass bead, evoking rippling water and the Lowcountry's tidal rivers.  His glass beads are available as pendants mounted in sterling or 14 karat gold wire.

Design Services

Steve can transform beautiful pearls and gems into custom designed jewelry. We will help choose colors and forms to suit your occasion. Steve Mardell will work with you to create earrings, pendants, knotted pearls or any design we can dream up!

Jewelry Repair

High Tide Beads has a reputation for quality jewelry repair including traditional pearl knotting, stone replacement, soldering and restringing. Ask for Steve Mardell if you have a specialty repair; he has worked on hundreds of vintage, antique and modern pieces.  


Steve's bench is here at the shop and he welcomes your design ideas and repairs. 


High Tide Beads 843-757-4367



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