Lapidary Arts and Jewelry Making Supplies and Tools
This page is a list of Lapidary Arts Tools and Raw Material Suppliers that many of our members use, buy from, or have found of interest. We are not affiliated with any of these sites, nor does their listing here mean a blanket endorsement. If you have any questions about any of the sites listed, please talk to other members to get their feedback.
Barlows Gems offers a wide range of gorgeous cabochons
This is a UK based resource. You can buy various crystals here, and they also have some great photos to give you ideas of what different crystals look like polished. Also available is the free e-book The Pocket Book of Stones by Robert Simmons
FDJ Tool offers jewelry making tools, findings, metals and display items.
A source for precious and semi-precious gemstones for your jewelry making projects.
Kingsley North specializes in lapidary equipment and supplies, including cabbing machines, tumblers, beads and cabochons, as well as findings, display cases and many books.
Mitchell Jewelry Studio: Judy and Tom Mitchell members of TVGMS and offer a variety of tools, training, and finished products on their website.
Oak Rocks, (aka Barlow’s Gems) has been in the gem and mineral business for 40 years.
Their website has a TON of information on rocks and minerals so you can learn more about the wonderful materials we create our art with. You can purchase raw slabs and rocks here as well as polished beauties.
Rio Grande Jewelry offers a variety of materials for the lapidary arts and jewelry making.
From wires, chains and findings, to gemstones and tools, and so much more.\
You can order raw slabs from Ira and Teri at Rocks of Ages Designs.