September 2020
Greetings Everyone!
September is already here and normally I would be writing this newsletter from a hotel room in Denver, Colorado, shopping away for new inventory to bring back for you to see at our 15th Annual Fall Denver Trunk Sale in October and to restock our store for our 4th quarter holiday shopping extravaganzas we have every year. Like many aspects in our lives Covid19 virus has changed this picture for us. But you know, change is good and like so many other things we are finding that this change may actually make things better for both you and us.

We have been forced to rethink how we buy inventory as I do not think it is safe enough for us to tackle a trip to Denver and two weeks of possible mass exposure. The Denver International Gem and Jewelry Show has also changed as the majority of vendors are not traveling just yet, so they are making video options available for us to shop their warehouses to select our goodies instead. Those that do not have video options are sending pick boxes for us to examine and select items that are of interest. It's actually very exciting in that 1-Amanda, Michael and I don't have to stand and walk on dirt and asphalt for 8 hours a day for two weeks and 2-wow these people really have huge warehouses stuffed full of items they don't bring to the Gem Shows. OMG! So, needless to say we are shopping daily still and spending what money we can to restock our inventory, although we are sitting down while we do it!

As you know, we were also forced to rethink how we can present our new merchandise you would normally enjoy previewing at our Annual Trunk Sales. Because of the forced limitations of occupancy while practicing physical distancing, we are getting creative about ways we can exhibit so much product in a shopping environment that limits attendance. Previously, we've always tried to showcase our new purchases in a fairly detailed newsletter prior to our annual Trunk Sales. In addition to extending our normal 4 day Fall Denver Trunk Sale this year, we will also be creating new ways we can showcase and allow purchases of specially priced and one of a kind unique pieces online with a pickup option. So, it'll be especially important to watch for our 15th Annual Denver Trunk Sale detailed newsletter next month so you will be one of the first to grab those unique one of a kind pieces our Trunk Sales have always been known to provide.

Even though our lives have changed so much in the past 6 months, some of Mother Nature's activities will still keep consistent even if the weather doesn't. No matter how we are forced to change, or choose to change, there will always be a Fall Solstice or Autumn Equinox in September and this year it happens on September 22nd at 9:31am EST. On this day there will be equal amounts of day light and night time as the sun falls exactly over the equator. Yay!! Fall is coming...cooler weather is just ahead. Speaking of which, I was always told the fall leaf colors were due to weather conditions changing and getting cooler. Come to find out, leaves change color because of the amount of daylight and photosynthesis, not because of colder weather. So it seems in spite of Covid19, the leaves will still be changing with or without us wearing masks or physical distancing.
September also always brings Labor Day observance and celebrations. This day was created to recognize social and economic achievements of us, the labor force, and a tribute to the contributions we have all made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. Now, more than ever, we have reason to celebrate the capability of even being able to have a labor force and/or jobs to sustain our lives. This year brings a whole new appreciation to Labor Day so lets celebrate safely and be extra thankful.

Please everyone, stay safe and healthy.

Karen and the Staff
Nature's Treasures Celebrating 20 Years in 2020
Karen Richards, the owner of the spiritual rock shop, believes in the healing power of her crystals. “A lot of being close to nature is vibration,” says Karen Richards as she slowly taps a tongue drum with a wooden mallet. Sound waves reverberate throughout her store, causing vibrations that you can feel in your chest...

Business Spotlight: Nature’s Treasures
Nature's Treasures is designed, as described by owner Karen Richards, to be a blending of science and spirituality. It's a business that fosters community — through the retail shop, activities and special events that take place on Nature's Treasure campus, and now, more than ever, through the company's online store and virtual connections.

It's been 20 years since Richards started the business, which has become a community hub, both in its hometown of Austin, Texas, and online. Undoubtedly, Nature's Treasures is the product of years of hard work, planning, saving and investing, and collaboration. Still, it is also the result of dreams...

Nature's Treasures Continues COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Nature's Treasures will continue to review recommendations made by local government and the Center for Disease Control to move forward in a socially responsible way to best support staff, customers, the community and the economy.

If you would like to be added to a COVID-19 Response Notification to stay updated on the Nature's Treasures plan-of-action, please update your e-mail subscriptions HERE.
Nature’s Treasures: Rockin’ Austin Since 2000
The proverb, ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss,’ is frequently used today to refer to those who stay active to avoid stagnation. For Karen Richards, her wanderlust and independent spirit kept her on the move...

POLL: What content do you connect with?
What content matters most to you?
1. Affiliates & non-profit information
2. Product updates and information
3. Specialty blogs focused on non-stone topics
4. Specialty blogs focused on stone properties
5. Practitioner information
6. Events and activities in our Events Center
7. Other - submit suggestions for additions to [email protected]
Be On the Lookout! We Need Your Help!
Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for all of your support during our reopen and for being a part of our community. We are currently looking to you for help with preventing shoplifting and theft from the store.

We have had a series of Rock Yard Break-Ins all perpetrated by the same individual(s). We have multiple police reports on file. The main individual has been consistently stealing our Selenite Logs, Lithium Quartz Clusters, and Amethyst Clusters among other assorted gems/minerals in the early morning. On their last break-in, he brought a female friend with him. If you recognize them or our products being sold, please contact [email protected] with any information.
Feb 2019
wearing pikachu-like beanie w/ ears, skinny jeans, and leather jacket
June 2020
wearing a long hooded cardigan w/ tails; very thin
June 2020
showing dark hair, between 5'8"-5'10" tall
Around 8 Selenite Logs have been stolen since February of 2019. They are approximately 18" long and 4" in diameter
Around 4 Lithium Quartz Clusters are believed to be stolen since June of 2020. They have a lilac color and range in size from 4-10" in diameter.
Aug 2020
with a female accomplice; approximately 5'6"-5'8" and possibly light brown curly hair
Aug 2020
wearing tank top and black capris or 3/4 leggings
Aug 2020
wearing light colored tights and large camp-style backpack; head covered in dark scarf
The Treasure Tome: A Trove of Knowledge
September Birthstone Peridot
This month we are reaching back through time and putting forth Peridot as our featured birthstone for September. Yes, you read that correctly-- for September, not August as many jewelers have Peridot listed as an August birthstone.

Read on to learn more and find out why HERE
Fluorite: The Genius Stone
Fluorite is one of the most popular minerals in the world, second only to Quartz. Fluorite has been deemed “the Genius Stone” and also “the Stone of Discernment” due to its purported ability to enhance the brain and mental body.

Read more about Fluorite HERE
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Baby Purple Dragon Figurine with Gem
Thriving as an Empath by Judith Orloff MD
Baltic Amber Earrings
Spirit Aura Quartz | 2.5 oz. | 2 inches
Beautiful Amethyst with Calcite Cluster 8.7lbs
Natural Gemstone Tree of Life Dragon Base - Carnelian Medium
New in the Showroom
I-Ching Coins

A Variety of Shungite

New at the Front Counter
Orgonite Pendants - RESTOCKED
Organic resin, metal shavings, crystal chips and copper coils combine to help redirect energy flow and enhance one's positive experience.
Rhodochrosite Pendants
Rhodochrosite is becoming harder to find and more expensive, but these affordable pendants comes in all shapes and sizes to promote self-love!
New in the Depot
Faceted Gemstones
These sparkling Chlorite in Quartz, Rose Quartz and Tanzanite gemstones are perfect to have made into a custom jewelry piece or add to your treasure trove!

Turquoise Chips
These natural, Southwest turquoise chips are always a popular seller especially for individuals working with wood in-lay or interior design accents.
In The Community Events Center
The Nature's Treasures Community Events Center is undergoing renovations! Our Auditorium will be largely the same, but we will be offering a new and improved Studio space in 2021!

Stay tuned in to our Calendar and Upcoming Events Pages for the latest updates on events being held in our Community Events Center.
Classes | Lectures | Workshops & More
Nature's Treasures has a 2,200 sq ft (56' x 40') Auditorium that seats 150 available for your event. 

Check our calendar for availability.
To schedule events, e-mail [email protected]
September Practitioners
Our Practitioners are BAAAAAACK!!!
Monday-Friday from 11a-3:45p
Click on a practitioner's name to read more about them.
POLL: What event interests you?
Which of these Nature's Treasures sponsored events would you enjoy most in a COVID-free world?
Jewelry Bazaar
Reiki Expo
Tarot & Oracle Expo
Home & Garden Expo
Holistic Workshop
Rock ID Day
Spa & Salon Day
Practitioner Open House & Social
Other - submit suggestions for events to [email protected]
In the Community

Healing Arts Festival and Market
Sunday, Sept 13th
11a - 6p

The Hilton Garden Inn
8101 Pat Booker Road

Join us for crystals, minerals and more at our booth. Meet & greet talented artisans and practitioners from all over Texas. This community rocks!

FREE LIVE 30-minute Zoom Intro?

Fear Not!

(Regular price $88)
is being offered for the special price of just $55!

Leah has created a DIY in-home experiential for those who are choosing to Self-empower and evolve through this time of great transition.

The time is NOW to expand Our 5D consciousness.

Contact Leah for More Details TODAY!
Our Affiliates
POLL: Which organization would you support?
Vote for the Non-Profit Affiliate closest to your heart.
Austin Gem & Mineral Society
Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
The Rainforest Partnership
George R Carver Museum
Dell Children's Hospital
Meals on Wheels - Mike's Place
Paleontological Society of Austin
Girl Forward
Karen in Amethyst
Contact Information
Phone: 512.472.5015 

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