BECKHAM'S BARN ROCK & GEM SHOP
1751 Kennerly Rd. IRMO,
SC 29063 (803) 781-3589
see latest newsletter for available days and times to make appointment
HOURS OF OPERATION
We are open
by appointment only. Please call 803-781-3589 to make an appointment or
After 40 years, it’s time to slow down. Effective
December 31, 2012, the Barn will no longer be open every Saturday. We will
take appointments, have special sale days to be open, do some shows, mail
We will be selling down our inventory, making limited orders and taking only
So be sure to stock up on those bead stringing items, tools or minerals you have
been looking at. Also be sure to stay on our email list and check our web page: www.beckhamsbarn.com.
We would like to thank all our many loyal customers for their support over the years.
We have met a lot of fine folks.
Tom will continue with the “Faceting” department of the business to include
fine gemstones, custom gemstone cutting and repair, faceting machines, cutting and polishing laps,
tools, supplies and rough. He will
also be carrying mountings. His business is called Carolina Custom Gems.
His web page is: www.CarolinaCustomGems.com
and you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over 40 years we have been in the business of providing our customers
with the best values for the rockhound and lapidary hobby, the mineral
collector, silversmith and jewelry maker. If you have never visited a rock
and gem shop before, a delightful experience awaits you. The moment
you enter the front door, you are welcomed by clusters of lush, purple
AMETHYST from Brazil, heavenly blue CELESTITE from Madagascar. You
will be amazed at the wondrous beauty of crystals, rocks, minerals, and
Located nearby will be a section with more QUARTZ - clear, smoky, citrine
and rose -some with interesting inclusions. You will also find FLUORITE,
SELENITE swords, and CALCITE in colors of white, blue, green and orange.
PETRIFIED WOOD from Arizona, South Carolina, Washington and Oregon are
Along with the natural CRYSTALS and MINERALS, you will also find specimens
shaped by the hand of man into SPHERES, EGGS AND OBELISKS.
We carry an excellent selection of QUARTZ CRYSTAL SPHERES, ranging in price
from $10.00 for l" diameter. to $389.00 for 3 3/8 " diameter.
A favorite way to begin the lapidary hobby (the cutting and polishing of
rocks and gemstones) is by TUMBLING a batch of rough rocks into smooth,
polished stones. We carry LORTONE
tumblers and equipment , a large assortment of crushed
rocks to tumble, as well as the abrasive
grits and polish necessary to complete your project.
We carry a full line of lapidary and faceting tools, cutting and faceting
rough and supplies including the new Graves
Mark 5 XL and the new Ultra-Tec V5 and Fantasy faceting machines with digital read out. We are a stocking
dealer for all "Gearloose" products: BATT, BattWing, Darkside,
and Greenway polishing laps.
We are a supplier of semi-precious GEMSTONE
BEADS and FRESHWATER PEARLS, temporarily strung, ready for you
to design and string - or we'll do it for you. We also have sterling silver
and gold filled beads in all sizes. We carry a complete line of bead stringing
supplies: sterling silver, gold filled and 14K clasps, white and colored
cord in silk and rayon, bead tips, designing boards and many excellent
books on the subject.
You may place an order by phone, mail or email. If you order by email
you may wish to call in your charge account number. We accept VISA, MASTER
CARD and DISCOVER. Orders under $25.00 will have a service charge of $5.00
added. All orders subject to price verification and