Company History

Our founder, Bernie Kirckof, worked in the lapidary and jewelry business in southern Minnesota starting in 1954, doing business as Rochester Lapidary Supply Company.  In 1997 the business started using the name Bernie's Lapidary Supply Company.  Today we at Bernie's Lapidary offer a variety of products and services.  We still sell lapidary tools, supplies, and equipment, along with hobbyists' supplies, mineral specimens, fossils, and books.  We have also created a sister site Bernie's Jewelry for our new and vintage jewelry, custom-made jewelry, engagement rings, fine diamonds and gemstones, mountings, findings, and more!  Whether you're a jewelry lover, rockhound, or something in between, Bernie's is your one-stop shop!

Our Vision

We strive every day to provide the best service for all your lapidary and jewelry needs.  Whether you are interested in a beautiful diamond engagement ring or a beginner's rock tumbling kit, we are always friendly, helpful, and informative.  We welcome all customers and promise to uphold our founder Bernie's reputation for quality products and reliable service.

Find Out More...

Come visit us in our Rochester, Minnesota store!  If you're unable to visit in person, you can call us with requests or questions at (507) 282-3233, or use the form on the Contact Us page.  Check out our sister site Bernie's Jewelry to browse our jewelry catalog and get started designing your own custom pieces!  We are also on eBay as bernieslapidary2013 with some of our many, many jewelry making supplies.  (Please note that our eBay listings are very limited, so if you don't find what you're looking for, simply give us a call or use the contact form.)