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The Gem Shop is a true lapidary, from the mining of fine agates and jaspers to the cutting of unique designer cabochons. Our world–wide contacts and over 50 years in business have allowed us to gain a vast knowledge of the world’s rock, gem, and lapidary markets. If you are looking for a particular rock, email us; and we will try to get it for you or send you in the right direction.

For the collector, we cut and polish fine agate and jasper specimens. We also carry variety of minerals from all over the world. Our rock yard and basement are filled with tons of different types of rock. We are a dealer for several lapidary equipment manufacturers (Lortone, Raytech, Diamond Pacific, Graves) and occasionally have used equipment for sale.

Select one of our colored gemstones or cabochons for truly a unique piece of jewelry. Then visit one of our local metal smiths for assembly or a custom–made mounting. For gift ideas, we have a wide variety of items made from rock including bookends, wind chimes, carvings, spheres, geodes, jewelry, polished agate slices, fossils, lamps, and more.

All of us at The Gem Shop welcome your personal visit. Come and dig in the rock yard, which has tons of various types of rock in barrels and bins. When the snow obscures the rock yard, our basement remains open with its boxes and bins full of rock. Spend the day and have lunch at one of the fine local restaurants.

Come and see our 8000 lb Arizona petrified wood log which was collected in 1910 from the Petrified Wood Forest area in Arizona before it was designated a national park. This specimen stands about 6 feet tall. Bring your camera and take a picture!

We also arrange tours for clubs and groups interested in the lapidary arts.

  • Veronica, president, sales & marketing manager
  • Annie, vice-president, human resources & store operations
  • Eugene, vice-president & lapidary manager
  • Sarah, web production & advertising assistant
  • Stephanie, lead sales associate & office assistant
  • Kevin, lapidary assistant & maintenance 
  • Arthur, lead sales associate
  • Sandra, weekend lead sales associate
  • Sam, sales associate
  • Avery, operations assistant
  • Jay, warehouse assistant
  • Evan, warehouse assistant
  • Salem, manufacturing assistant
  • Finn, store assistant
  • Abby, store assistant
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