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These are the lowest prices that we charge for tumbled stones.
Tumble polished stones
Buy in Bulk! Lots of people want to buy tumbled stones in bulk for crafts, resale, wedding favors, promotions, potted plants, aquariums, gifts and other uses. So, we offer our most popular tumbled stones in ten-pound, twenty-pound and forty-pound bags. The larger the package that you purchase, the lower your cost per pound. These are the lowest prices that we charge for tumbled stones and we offer these prices right here to everyone. When anyone writes to us asking for wholesale prices this is the page that we refer them to. Store owners, please check the bottom of this page for retailing ideas.

Natural Mix: These stones have not been dyed. Natural mix includes: various types of agate, colorful jaspers, aventurine, quartz in various colors, tiger's-eye, sodalite, leopard skin, obsidian, unakite and more. This is the mix to use in aquariums, potted plants or where the stones might get wet, exposed to sunlight or where natural color is preferred. A few of these stones might have been heated such as red tiger's eye or citrine quartz but the rest are entirely natural colors. Our tumbled stone mixtures are sold in five different sizes. Printable Size Guide.

Warning: Polished stones can be a choking hazard for small children

Extra Large Stones
1 1/4" to 2"
18 to 25
stones/pound
Large Stones
7/8" to 1 3/8"
35 to 50
stones/pound
Medium Stones
3/4" to 1"
70 to 110
stones/pound
Small Stones
1/2" to 3/4"
180 to 250
stones/pound

Extra Large Polished Stones - Size Range: 1 1/4" to 2" (30 - 50 mm)
Extra large polished stones
Extra Large Polished Stones: Lots of warm colors are what you will find in our Natural Mix. Place a few in your potted plants or planters to create colorful accents. Most stones in this mix have a maximum diameter between 1 1/4 inch and 2 inches (30 to 50 millimeters). About 18-25 stones per pound. None of the stones in this mix have been dyed.   Printable Size Guide

10 Pounds
$89.99
20 Pounds
$169.99
40 Pounds
$329.99


Large Polished Stones - Size Range: 7/8" to 1 3/8" (20 to 30 mm)
Large polished stones
Large Polished Stones: This is a very popular size for stores who want to have a basket of stones that people can pick through for $1 per stone, 6 for $5, or $9 per dozen. This is also a popular size for New Age practices and projects. They are popular in aquariums and popular in potted plants and planters. Natural-color stones are colorfast and will not discolor fish tank water or soil. Most stones in this mix have a maximum diameter between 7/8" and 1 3/8" (20 to 30 millimeters). About 35-50 stones per pound. None of the stones in this mix have been dyed.   Printable Size Guide

10 Pounds
$89.99
20 Pounds
$169.99
40 Pounds
$329.99


Medium Polished Stones - Size Range: 3/4" to 1" (18 to 25 mm)
Medium polished stones
Medium Polished Stones: This is the most popular size of tumbled stones that we sell and lots of retailers buy these for resale. Place them in a bowl and allow customers to take their pick for $5 per dozen. At that price you will sell one pound of these stones for $30 to $40. These stones are the perfect size for a variety of jewelry projects. People love to wire wrap them or use them to make keychains, pendants, tie tacks and other jewelry projects. Most stones in this mix have a maximum diameter between 3/4 " and 1" (18 to 25 millimeters). About 80-100 stones per pound. None of the stones in this mix have been dyed.   Printable Size Guide

10 Pounds
$89.99
20 Pounds
$169.99
40 Pounds
$329.99




Small Polished Stones - Size Range: 1/2" to 3/4" (12 to 20 mm)
Small polished stones
Small Polished Stones: The perfect stones to place in the bottom of a clear vase to stabilize cut flowers. The perfect ground cover for small potted plants. Most stones in this mix have a maximum diameter between 1/2" and 3/4" (12 to 20 millimeters). About 180-250 stones per pound. None of the stones in this mix have been dyed..   Printable Size Guide

10 Pounds
$89.99
20 Pounds
$169.99
40 Pounds
$329.99


Treasure Bags

Treasure bags
Five Small Bags
Only $4.99

Five Large Bags
Only $6.99
Colorful velour bags for your tumbled stones. Kids and adults love to prospect through tumbled stones, find a few "treasures," and take them home in a bag. Small 2"x3" (50 x 76 mm) bags hold about 10-15 medium stones. Large 3"x4" (76 x 101 mm) bags hold about 40-60 medium stones. Sold in assorted color lots only. Tumbled stones not included. More Information

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Do We Sell Tumbled Stones at Wholesale Prices?



Lots of people ask us if we sell tumble-polished stones at wholesale prices. At RockTumbler.com we offer our tumble-polished stones to all of our customers at the same prices. Anyone who purchases in bulk from this page receives a hefty discount.

The prices posted on this page are the lowest at which we can sell. Please don't contact us for "wholesale" pricing, our "rock bottom prices", “price matching”, or to make us an offer on a "bundle". Our lowest prices are right here on this page. Keep in mind that a lot of people sell tumbled stones that are poorly polished or made from the"off-color" and "seconds" and waste rock of a manufacturing shop. We would rather stop selling tumbled stones than sell such disappointing products. When you buy from us you get top quality tumbled stones.

We sell one pound of Natural Mix tumbled stones for $12.99. If you buy ten pounds the price drops to $89.99, or just $8.99 per pound. You can save even more by purchasing forty pounds for $329.99. That’s about $8.25 per pound. Lots of store owners purchase these bulk packages and resell the stones at a handsome profit.



Why We Don't Haggle or Discount or Sell Bundles



Lots of people get in touch with us because they want to haggle over the prices of our tumbled stones. We don't haggle - period. And, here are the full details for anyone who wants to know. We have been involved in lapidary since about 1970. Over that time lots of interesting types of stones appeared in the market and then became unavailable a few years or a few decades later. Mines were worked out. Countries changed their export or import rules. Companies that mined or processed or exported the stones changed hands or went out of business.

Lapidary rough, from which tumbled stones are made, is a limited and unique commodity - often found in remote parts of the world in dangerous places. In addition, very few of the companies currently making tumbled stones do a good job of polishing, or they tumble garbage rough and as a result their stones are ugly or defective. We guess that there are only a few hundred tons of really nice stones tumbled and offered for sale in any given year.

We are discriminating buyers. We work hard to find nice stones and make test buys to avoid receiving second-rate stones. If we do receive second rate stones we would rather use them as tumbling media than foist them off onto our customers. It is rather risky to make large test buys when the product you are buying is delivered in 800-pound barrels from thousands of miles away and you only get a shot at buying a couple times per year.

What we usually hold in inventory is a few tons of really nice stones that took a lot of work and money to acquire. So, we list them on our website at a price that we are willing to accept and give buyers a chance to purchase them. In our experience it is harder to acquire nice tumbled stones than it is to sell them - maybe that is a sign that our prices are too low?? But the prices that we must pay keep going up - and we must raise our prices in response.

For those reasons we don't haggle or "bundle" or sell at a discount. If we don't sell them today to a person who wants to haggle, we will easily sell them tomorrow to another person at our listed price. We are patient. More important, haggling consumes time and energy - our most finite resources that we don't want to squander. So, we will do ourselves and our customers a favor and promise to charge everyone the same price. Everyone! We think that being transparent about Our Real Selling Price is the fairest thing that we can do - to the small buyer and the large buyer alike.

The prices listed on our website are what we charge everyone.

We are always hoping to increase our inventory of nice stones because one day many of the stones that we have will become unavalable and those that are still available are going to cost more. Compared to money in the bank at today's low interest rates, we think that tumbled stones are a great investment if you have a place to store them, if you have money to tie up, and if you think you can sell them in advance of your funeral. Each deposit of nice rough will eventually be worked out and gone. When that happens people will still want that type of stone and the remaining stones in the market will ship out to customers at a nice price.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information that you read above about tumbled stones being a "great investment" is simply an old man kibitzing. I don't give investment advice. I am just telling you what I think and do. Why knows? I might be crazy. I am trying to build a big hoard of tumbled stones but they sell about as fast as I can get them. My fear is that my wife and kids will have to clean out my stone locker on 48 hours notice so that my "semiprecious stones" can be given away at my funeral. That's really a joke. If the "healing stone" people are right, I should live to be a good 150-years-old because I have so many energy stones and healing crystals to protect me. They sure are pretty!   :-)



Retailing Ideas for Our Tumbled Stones



Many store owners sell tumbled stones prepackaged in small profitably-priced bags that they purchase from Uline or in attractive plastic jars (We really like the jars made of PET plastic sold by SKS Bottles and Packaging. PET is an exceptionally clear plastic that with a soft impact and feel. Check them out - tumbled stones are just one type of item that you can sell in PET jars.)

Other store owners allow customers to pick through a bin or a bowl of stones and fill a ziplock bag or a small plastic jar for a profitable price. Why do the packaging yourself when you can allow the customer to do it for you? That saves you the hassle of getting a state approved scale!

Allowing customers to pick through the stones and select the ones that they want usually works very well in a small shop. Every person likes stones of a different color or different shape or different size. What one person doesn’t find appealing another person grabs. So offering customers their choice from a big bin of stones often works a lot better than many retailers think. :-)

If you use the “bin of stones” retailing method, start with a bin that is much smaller than your supply of stones. That will allow you to hold some stones in reserve. These will be used to “refresh” the bin and keep a steady flow of interesting stones for people who return to your store frequently. They will find new and interesting stones each time they return to your store.

Also, use wide shallow container rather than a deep container. That makes it much easier for a shopper to prospect through your stones and pick the ones that they like. Wooden bowls, flat-bottom baskets and plastic bins are perfect for retailing stones. They are much quieter than glass or ceramic containers and will not chip if someone drops a big stone.