About Kokkeler’s Jewelry


The Kokkeler’s Story

In 1954, during their first year of marriage, Bev and Clem Kokkeler bought a watch repair bench so Clem could repair watches in their tiny attic apartment. One year later they purchased Kleckner’s Jewelry in downtown Bismarck and their journey as jewelers began.

The Kokkelers put their life into the little shop; living in the back room with their daughter Bonnie for the first six years in order to make the store work. Now after over 60 years in business and still located in the same great spot, Kokkeler’s Jewelry continues to provide stunning jewelry and renowned customer service.

Thank you to all our customers – past and present. For all the weddings our jewelry has attended, for all the anniversaries our jewelry has helped celebrate and all the little boxes opened at Christmas, we thank you for letting us into your lives. Theodore Roosevelt once said that “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” At Kokkeler’s Jewelry, we hope that our customers understand how much we care about them and can experience the value our knowledge, creativity and experience provides.


The Kokkelers Jewlery Team

Carol, manager
• with Kokkelers since 1979.
• graduate of the Gemological Institute of America
• Certified Senior Sales Professional, Management Professional

Russ, goldsmith
• talented artist with experience since 1997.
• GemVision, 3D CAD / Jewelry Design training

Jess, designer / gemologist
• registered gemologist
• Diamond Certified (with honors) by DCA (Diamond Council of America)
• GemVision, 3D CAD / Jewelry Design training

Store Hours

  • Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

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