Jerry's Rock & Gem

Rock, lapidary, fossil, jewelry and supplies, gemstones, metal detectors.

DexKnows Rating: 3.5 stars (5)

804 W Valley Hwy
Kent, WA 98032

Jerry's Rock & Gem

Thursday (show)

Monday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Friday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30pm

Sunday: closed (hide)

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MON 10:00am - 5:30pm TUE 10:00am - 5:30pm WED 10:00am - 5:30pm THURS 10:00am - 5:30pm FRI 10:00am - 5:30pm SAT 10:00am - 4:30pm SUN closed
Description: We are a complete lapidary and rockhound supply with many more items than we can list on this site. We will be adding more items as time allows.
Read below for the Jerry's story.

Jerry's Rock and Gem was established in 1954 as Jerry's Agate Shop by a Boeing machinist named Jerry Appleton. He wanted to supply his own rock habit and to fill the needs of other rock hounds. Jerry moved the store to its current location in 1962, as the business had out grown the restrictions of his own home. Then in 1982, after years of enjoyment, Jerry decided to retire and sold the business to a friend of mine, Tom, a journeyman jeweler and rockhound. With Tom's help the business evolved from a Rock shop to a Rock shop, Jewelry design, manufacture and repair store. Then in 1980 Tom asked if I would like to buy the store from him. He didn't have to ask me twice. Being a wholesale gem dealer and hardcore rock and fossils hound, I saw a fantastic opportunity to combine my G.I.A. training and love of gemstones, with my enjoyment of rocks and fossils.
Ownership: Locally Owned
Brands: Build-A-Bear, I-Play, Winnie-The-Pooh

Additional Contact Information

Fax: (253) 859-1287

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Great and unique rock shop!

by Rock5000 , 02/09/2012

Have been shopping there since the 1990's. Even with the internet this place has a lot to offer rock hounds that can't be found anywhere else. Also like their custom rock cutting and polishing service for jewelry.

Awesome place

by shewolf451 , 05/22/2011

Although the shop is small and cramped, I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. Prices for repairs are more than reasonable and they have a great turnaround time. Jut getting into my own folk type jewelry making and found them to be helpful and courteous. Thank you! =)

Very poor service

by Blackrock , 07/06/2010

The place is cramped and dirty and the owners are rude and arrogant. Overall I was disappointed with the owner's attitude (and his wife is even worse) and really do wish there was a competing shop in the area. They're very quick to tell you what experts they are but they're really blowing smoke when it comes to quite a few things. There are two good things about the shop, they do have one nice, helpful employee and the some (not all) of the prices are reasonable. However, be prepared to pay a LOT more for tools than you would on line or even in a hardware store. Rock hammers can be purchased almost anywhere else for about 30% less and rock polishing supplies are available on line for up to 60% less. Shop around before going to Jerry's, you'll be happier.

Not a lot of help

by magick , 06/26/2009

It may just be that the website is not completed (don't know, didn't say)but, there wern't very many items or information. I have been to the shop and they are not kidding when they say there isn't much room! I had expected a whole lot more than there was. Hopefully they are just getting it started and we will see more in the future!

Little Rock Shop

by Fliederhexen , 09/13/2007

While the shop contains many fascinating items, it is rather cramped and hard to get around in. The staff does know their stuff, and is very helpful. Found some things I'd never seen before. Just needs more space!

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